The way we think about the word “diet” today is something borne of restriction that helps you lose weight. The Mediterranean diet couldn’t be further from that. Rather, it’s a heart-healthy diet that includes the food staples of people who live in the region around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Croatia, and Italy.
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes:
Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil
Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
Enjoying meals with family and friends
Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
Getting plenty of exercise
Millie Snyder's Succeed! has developed a unique approach to teaching and supporting individuals who want to live a healthy lifestyle through the Mediterranean Diet.
Millie offers a Group Support Meeting every Tuesday at 706 Central Avenue, in Charleston, WVa at 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Call 304-541-6146 for more information.