The Mediterranean diet seems to considered pretty healthy as measured by people who follow it reaching positive health outcomes in the long-term.
When you plot the Mediterranean diet on a food pyramid, it’s clear that is a diet based on grains, starches, fruits and vegetables.
Dairy and seafood are weekly food items, and meat is a monthly food item.
Despite the health benefits that people may gain from following a Mediterranean diet (lower chance of common Western ailments), weight gain/loss is still purely a result of CICO – calories in, calories out.
The composition of my diet recently is almost akin to a Mediterranean diet, but I am overeating and therefore not as lean as I could be.
I’ll continue to monitor my progress as I strive to improve my health and fitness.
- Breakfast: six persimmons ($11)
- Lunch: tofu, rice, coriander, sweet potato; egg and vege curry ($8 from Burmese curry place)
- Dinner: pork roll ($6); vege noodles ($12), an expensive food day
- Other: Golden Gaytime ice cream, two coffees.