Ayhan’s Mediterranean Menu Plans® vs. South Beach Diet™
Why I prefer The Mediterranean Diet
Debra compared Ayhan’s Mediterranean Menu Plans® vs. South Beach Diet™.
The plans are similar in some ways, but Ayhan’s is more balanced and nutritionally sound,
has less restrictions, and is more convenient.
Ayhan’s Mediterranean Menu Plans®
|Based on restaurant quality recipes.||Based on restaurant quality recipes.|
|Promotes healthy, monounsaturated fats.||Promotes healthy, monounsaturated fats.|
|Low in unhealthy, saturated fats that come from meats and cheeses.||Low in unhealthy, saturated fats that come from meats and cheeses.|
|Online membership includes access to a nutritionist.||Online membership includes access to a nutritionist.|
|Promotes moderate intake of alcohol, especially wine.||Does not allow wine or alcohol in first phase of diet.|
|Provides a well balanced diet, with no restrictions.||Does not allow certain fruits and vegetables, such as, carrots, white potatoes, pineapple, banana, and watermelon, which each have their own nutritional benefits.|
|High in fiber.||High in fiber, only after the initial, very low carbohydrate phase.|
|You can order your foods for the diet directly online and have them shipped to your home.||No online food purchases can be made from the website.|
|All meals and snacks are portion controlled to ensure long term weight loss.||Does not promote portion control.|
|A diet that has been around for thousands of years and has been shown to increase longevity and decrease the risk of major diseases.||A new “fad” diet with no long term studies done.|