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The SparkDiet: Mediterranean Style!

Lose Weight by Adding Color, Taste, and Texture

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8/11/2013 5:05:05 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Great article.
6/6/2013 3:58:26 PM

GAIA87's SparkPage
to SCAPP3LL3, hi I' m italian and it is true all the grains we eat are white! they used to be whole my granny used to eat whole wheat homemade bread but now the whole grains product are kind an old fashion thing, or they are available just for people that are in a diet or for whoever want to change lifestyle for better. the main problem is that a pound of whole wheat could cost somenthing in between 2 up to 4 euro while a pound of plain refined dececco costs about 1 euro O.O.... the good thing is we don't use a lots of butter but we use extra vergin olive oil and we eat a lots of veggie and fruits and beans or lentils and so on... it is sure that the most famous dish are super fat super igh in calories like lasagna pizza, pesto, cotoletta alla milanese, risotto (the real one is made whith butter veggies or fish or meat and broth and cheese a lot of cheese) but it is also true that we enjoy those meal just during big occasion.... i think the last time I eat lasagna at home was during christmas so it is something once in a while..... the only problem is that the whole grains are little bit expensive :(
2/15/2013 10:05:51 PM

STRONG_SARAH's SparkPage
Sounds great but its not true. I live in Italy, they eat cookies for breakfast. Seriously. And they NEVER eat healthy whole grains. All the fresh breads, pastas, pastries, etc. are from white, refined, simple-carb flour.
They are thinner, but not necessarily healthier. They have a huge rate of diabetes in people 60 and older. And all the other human conditions common in America. Except obesity.
10/12/2012 8:29:48 PM

TOUDLES's SparkPage
Yumm. Sounds wonderful but I always have such a problem with portion control with pasta.
LWDSSPRUCE
9/10/2012 8:41:58 AM

Sounds great , think I'll give it a try
9/10/2012 3:07:27 AM

BLUEKITTYJAN's SparkPage
I would love to go to the Mediterranean and try it from the original source.
7/24/2012 1:10:20 AM

LKBRIDGE's SparkPage
I am going to look for a med. cookbook--all of it sounds delicious and I was reading an article that women 50+ should follow this diet plan.
7/23/2012 2:05:42 PM

CINDYRINAL's SparkPage
I'm trying this out - might be right for me.
12/21/2011 8:56:35 AM

SINGINGMAIDEN's SparkPage
Honestly I was skeptical about this until I lived in Italy for a few months. I lost 20 pounds in 3 months over there.
5/10/2011 9:41:12 AM

RTOLBERT's SparkPage
This is a great way to eat. I actually eat a LOT less, because of all the new textures and flavors. I love a good citrus salad dressing, too! :-)
1/15/2011 2:43:53 PM

TMERTELL's SparkPage
Just wondering why there isn't a Mediterranean Cuisine recipe section on the site?
LIVINGONMYTERMS
12/27/2010 10:29:06 AM

Sounds really high carb :-(
HEARTFULL
12/25/2010 6:44:05 PM

This is a really good way to eat! I have really had to train myself to eat more vegetables when sometimes I just want bread. But I love my afternoon snack of a fresh apple and almonds or walnuts. Thanks Maddy for the cookbook recommendation--I am going to request that at the library for more ideas.
12/25/2010 10:29:54 AM

MADDY_AVENA's SparkPage
The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen by Donna Klein is a GREAT cookbook for wonderful recipes influenced by styles from Spain to Morocco to Italia. I wasn't a vegan when I got this book and I felt free to add cheese or chicken to different recipes, but it was also my transition book to becoming vegan. There are no meat substitutes, just excellent, flavorful whole foods. The quick minestrone is still one of my stand by soups 4 1/2 years later. It's a great way to eat especially in the summer when my garden is giving me all that lovely "Mediterranean" produce!
8/16/2010 10:17:00 PM

SEBAKER11's SparkPage
Thanks, Becky! Terrific article!

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