Featured in the April 6, 2009 Woman’s World Magazine: THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Some excerpts from the insert:
Not long ago, Harvard University nutrition experts proved that a Mediterranean-style diet — with staples like salmon, veggies, olive oil, creamy yogurt and red wine — can shrink our waists four times faster than a traditional low-fat plan.”
WHY IT WORKS: First, Mediterranean meals skimp on ingredients that researchers have specifically linked to ab fat — including red meat, refined carbs, diet soda, fried foods and trans fats.
THE AMAZING BENEFITS:
-you get super hunger control
-you shut out belly fat
-you fight fat all over
FEATURED MEAL PLAN: This tasty plan combines Mediterranean-style eating with belly-flattening doses of phytochemicals. While following it, drink as much water as you like; add unsweetened tea/coffe and low-cal condiments in moderation. Aim for 20 minutes of brisk walked or other aerobic activity daily. As always, get a doctor’s okay to try any new plan.
2 eggs scrambles with 1/2 cup diced vegetables, 1/4 cup low-fat cheese and 1 tsp/ olive oil + 1 orange
LUNCH: 4 oz water-packed tuna, 1 hard-boiled egg, 1/4 cup chickpeas, 1 tbs. black olives, 2-3 cups baby spinach, 1 tbs. red wine vinegar and 1 tsp. olive oil + 1 whole wheat pita
DINNER: 3 oz. baked chicken breast or soy-based burger crumbles, 2/3 cup whole-wheat pasta, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1 tbs. parmesan , 1 cup green beans, 1 tsp. olive oil
PHYTOCHEMICAL RICH SNACKS:
– SoyJoy Bar
– 100-calorie pack almonds or walnuts
– 1/3 cup hummus+1/2 cup raw veggie slices