And the award for the BEST overall diet goes to…The Mediterranean diet
A survey from the company, America’s Test Kitchen, asked over 230 people who follow the diet some questions about the positive things that have come from the Mediterranean Diet.
Because these people are eating protein ladened, nourishing foods like fish, veggies, chickpeas, seeds, nuts, olive oil, grains, they are not only experiencing weight loss, but they are enjoying a host of other exciting side effects along the way. Here’s what they said:
- Experiencing more energy and better sleep
- Exercise performance is better and more enjoyable
- Those who followed it say they enjoy cooking meals more than before
- Better skin. By eating fewer sweets, red meat, and dairy in addition to more vegetables and healthy fats, many experienced clearer skin.
Increased brain health.Rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, and other brain health-supporting nutrients, the Mediterranean Diet is one that has been shown to be linked to better brain agility and reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.
When you suddenly deprive your body of food, your body naturally goes into shock and starts eating away at muscle – which is already deteriorating as we age. Initially you might lose a few lbs, but the muscle loss will cause the weight to eventually come back. This time it will be harder to lose.
The only way back to a more fit physique is to do the work in the kitchen and at the gym…And the best way to make it stick for the long term is to make it a fun and yummy lifestyle tweak while you’re at it.