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Secret of the Mediterranean Diet »

Written: January 19, 2011 By: In: Diet

The Secret of the Mediterranean Diet

a)  Mediterranean diet is high in fat content.  Can people enjoy weight loss and optimum weight management if they follow this diet?

To some extent, Mediterranean diet really has a high fat content.  But you have to take note that the fat content of a Mediterranean diet consists of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.  These fats are essential and healthy for your body unlike the saturated fat which is common in American diet.  Do take note also that calorie intake is the determining factor for weight loss and not fat consumption.  If you follow the Mediterranean diet, you will enjoy lots of healthy benefits but you still need to lower your daily calorie consumption to achieve weight loss.

b) In simple terms, what is the principal difference between the American diet and the Mediterranean diet?

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Scary Foods »

Written: February 5, 2010 By: In: Diet

Lunchbox Lab through my Leica
Image by S.A. Young via Flickr

Trying something different today.

I came to this blog last and it’s taking a creative beating as I am coming up dry on unique ideas to inspire the healthful eating our bodies desire and crave.

Thanks to a cool little tool called Zemanta I have been given a starting point.  A small amount of inspiration for which to base my literary vomit upon. Vomit, only because I can imagine how my gut would feel after this delicacy.

The image to the right was suggested by Zemanta as a possible topic for blog use.  It was the only suggestion that had to do with food and therefore easily seemed most appropriate for Diet Grader.

Now with a long hard look at the bacon burger. I can almost smell it from here. and then of course there is no missing of the ice cream dessert… I can’t say what’s really on my mind…  Oh yes I can and I need to hurry… I’m hungry.  It’s almost 5pm as I write.  I’ve kept up on small snacks and shouldn’t be hungry, but my mind and the imaginary smells are taking over.

I’d love to say bad, bad, bad, but I figure I really don’t have to.  What I can say is that when i’m done eating a masterpiece similar to the scary foods pictured, the Diet Grader program will plainly point out the obvious error of my ways, but because it cares it will also suggest items to help me make up where I am still lacking (not likely calories) and steer suggestions away from those that I have gone over the limit on with this fine meal.

We all must be able to enjoy a not so perfect meal from time to time, but we also must have a realistic picture of what is lacking and what is in extreme excess so that we can make up and ease the negative effects over time.  Diet Grader, I find works perfectly for this and can do the same for you in your diet monitoring and meal planning.

You have a can’t pass it up even though I should meal like this?

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