What is Mediterranean Diet Plan?
Mediterranean diet plan is a diet that consists of foods rich in antioxidants and unsaturated fats. Summer is just around the corner and nothing like Mediterranean diet with a blend of some tasty grilled dishes. Get going and celebrate summer Mediterranean style!
What can I do if I don’t like certain foods in Mediterranean diet?
If, for example, there are certain foods you don’t like in this diet then you may switch ingredients in these recipes. Just make sure that you substitute foods with a similar calorie count (USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference).
For example, if you don’t like fish, you may substitute the same number of calories’ worth of chicken; if you abhor tomatoes, you may substitute green beans. If you prefer peaches on cereal instead of strawberries, peaches are peachy with us.
Am I allowed to take drinks during the course of this diet plan?
Yes, you can take the following drinks when you are following Mediterranean diet plan:
- Flavored seltzer
- Diet iced tea
- Lemon water
- Lemon soda
Is there any limit on tea and coffee consumption while being on Mediterranean diet plan?
Yes, try not to exceed 3 to 4 cups of regular, caffeinated tea in one particular day. Less is even better. You don’t really have to put restrictions on decaffeinated coffee or tea. Keep in mind that each teaspoon of sugar is 16 calories, and each little prepackaged container of cream is 21 calories. Try switching to 1 percent milk for just 12 calories per fluid ounce (about 2 tablespoons) and limit sugar to about 2 teaspoons daily.
What should be my total sugar intake?
Limit your total sugar intake to only 2 teaspoons per day. Don’t skip sugar totally because that might cause some other serious health related issues.
How fast can I lose weight on Mediterranean diet plan?
There is no standard time limit which we can provide when it comes to losing weight because it depends from person to person. Every individual has a different BMI; therefore, there are chances of some people losing weight faster than others. That does not mean you get discouraged and stop following the diet plan. Keep trying till the end and eventually your hard work will pay off!
By : Natural Health News