Dieting the Mediterranean way

By FAYE LEVY, YAKIR LEVY
July 26, 2015 15:54

The Mediterranean diet is “a modern eating plan based on the traditional diet and lifestyle of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.”




Fruit cocktail

‘Fruit cocktail’ with fresh pomegranate seeds, strawberries, orange juice and sugar.. (photo credit: YAKIR LEVY)

In the Mediterranean diet, says Amy Riolo, the author of The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, “no food is forbidden; there are just some things you eat less of.”

In her new book, which she presented recently at Melissa’s Produce in Los Angeles, Riolo describes the Mediterranean diet as “a modern eating plan based on the traditional diet and lifestyle of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.” There are no special diet foods and “no formulas, exchanges or point systems to master....You don’t need a nutritional label to determine what fits into the lifestyle....Centered on healthful, whole foods eaten in moderation, sticking to the Mediterranean diet becomes second nature.”

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