“Drop 30 pounds in two months!…Mediterranean diet tops list of ‘livable’ diets” By Denise Mann, Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD, October 2012:
Keeping It Off “Most anyone can lose weight, but keeping it off is the harder part,” says Nancy Copperman, RD. She is the director of public health initiatives at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Great Neck, N.Y. …….. The Mediterranean diet seems to be the winner,” she says. “This is a livable diet and has positive physiologic benefits.”
“The Mediterranean diet has long been considered one of the healthiest diets on the planet – and rightfully so.” WebMD
“The Mediterranean Diet is a heart-healthy eating pattern.”Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
“Mediterranean diet: Choose this heart-healthy diet option.” Mayo Clinic
“Some of the nutrition recommendations in the new Dietary Guidelines represent important steps in the right direction:…they highlight healthful plant-based eating patterns, including the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet…” Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition
“People who follow the average Mediterranean diet eat less saturated fat than those who eat the average American diet. In fact, saturated fat consumption is well within our dietary guidelines.” American Heart Association
“This diet, which in scientific terms is modeled after the traditional diet and lifestyle of mostly poor rural villagers from the island of Crete during the 1950s and ‘60s, is proven like no other to prevent the kinds of chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s that are so troubling to the modern world.” Dr Oz
“The Mediterranean Diet is championed throughout the diet industry…Studies have shown benefits of weight loss and reduced likelihood to develop heart disease. The Mediterranean Diet promotes delicious, healthy foods and exercise.” Diets In Review
“Add this all up, and you’re looking at the Mediterranean diet, an approach to eating that in studies has proven to be an excellent formula for lowering LDL, raising HDL, and reducing cardiac risk. Since Mediterranean countries know a thing or two about great cuisine, for most of us this is an opportunity to indulge in food we love—and that loves us back.” Dr Katz, The Oprah Magazine
“There is only a single daily glass of red wine that separates the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet!” That would be us.
There are millions of people enjoying the taste and health benefits of a Mediterranean style diet. Explore why it’s a dietary style that doctors and scientists recommend.
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An introduction to our founder, Francesca:
After qualifying as an aerobics instructor, Francesca progressed to starting a fitness company that kept thousands of other fitness instructors updated on the latest trends, routines and best practices that they could take back to their local classes and inspire thousands more people. Over the years, tens of thousands of people have benefited from her work without knowing it.
While it was enjoyable to work with so many of the worlds best aerobics instructors, including world champions, Francesca sold the fitness training and events business to focus on improving the health of busy working families through diet and exercise.
The basis of our approach to promoting good health, which is at the heart of everything that we do, is rooted in our focus to using the best scientific research from the best research universities and field experts, as well as the best broadcasts from the plethora of noise about diets that are on the web.