The word diet has two meanings in modern English.
It can mean "things people eat" which is the original meaning of the word - and it can also mean a "weight-loss diet." which is a more recent and increasingly common use of the word.
People used to say "weight-loss diet" and then it became easier just to say "diet" - and now many people think that the word diet means a weight loss method.
The Mediterranean diet is not a weight loss diet.
The Mediterranean diet is simply means "what people, who live in the Mediterranean region, eat."
In the same way one could say that the British diet means "what people in Britain traditionally eat."
Healthy lifestyle diet.
The Mediterranean diet is a healthy lifestyle diet based on the traditional healthy eating habits of people who live in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
Countries that traditionally eat the Mediterranean diet included France, Greece, Italy and Spain among many others.
The Mediterranean diet varies quite a lot by country and region, so it has a wide range of recipes, dishes and ingredients.
But in general terms the Mediterranean diet is high on vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil and low on meats and dairy products.
The Mediterranean diet has been linked with good health, especially a healthier heart and natural weight. Other factors are the Mediterranean climate which allow people to spend more time outdoors and the relaxed lifestyle which makes them happier and less prone to binge eating.
Hos is the Stepbac® method related to the Mediterranean diet?
Stepbac® is not a diet. It is a method to help you understand how you can control your eating habits and only eat in a natural way which is part of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Stepbac® was developed in Barcelona, Spain and is inspired very much by the Mediterranean lifestyle and diet.
What if you don't live in the Mediterranean.
You can still use the Stepbac® method to control your weight and you can easily adopt a Mediterranean lifestyle
Try reading Stepbac® from Overeating based on the Stepbac® method. It works.
It will teach you how to stop eating too much.
It's written in plain language with clear explanations and Illustrations
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Individual results may vary and Stepbac is cognitive behavioural method that requires some willpower from reader.