Chef Ayhan Hassan presents
Ayhan’s Mediterranean Diet Newsletter
Your biweekly insight into the Mediterranean Diet.
December 15, 2014
Stop Overeating by Consuming Whole Foods… Facts from Dr Oz
Its not any big surprise that eating natural unprocessed food is good for you, but did you know that it also enables you to eat less. Nutrient rich natural foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and proteins that cause satiety, and allow us to not overeat.
This satisfied feeling comes from the fiber and protein in these foods. The Mediterranean Diet is rich in these whole satisfying foods. Even Dr Oz, an avid Mediterranean Diet advocate, boasts, ‘All of us (my family) are slim and my children always say that they lose weight when they go to Turkey – that’s because they aren’t eating as much as they think they are – their bodies quickly sense that they’ve got what they need and shut down the appetite. The most important factor to successful weight loss is that the body is not looking for calories – it’s looking for nutrients and this diet is full of antioxidants, vitamins and flavonoids. It gives you all the nutrients you need, so your body says you don’t have to eat more.’ Ayhan’s Mediterranean Diet Plan also produces the same satiated feeling, so that you do not crave additional foods.
The Mediterranean Diet Newsletter is written by Chef Ayhan with Debra Grossano, MS, RD, CDN, CNE. Ayhan’s Mediterranean Diet Plan includes many delicious recipes that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes, and use accessible ingredients. Ayhan’s Mediterranean Diet Plan features all of the traditional Mediterranean Diet staples that make this way of eating not only healthy, but also delicious.