I try to eat healthy (though I do indulge at least once a week!), and I exercise at least 4 times a week. My theory is that exercise alone will do nothing for me. It's all about diet. However, how does a married woman, with a picky husband (who actually wants carbs and a happy wife who isn't starving and bitching all day) find a diet that we can both stick to?
Above is the food pyramid for the Mediterranean Diet. I remember reading about The Mediterranean Diet years ago. My family always says my grandfather is alive today because he always ate this way. So does my grandmother. She is 85 and he 92! So I interloaned a few books on the "diet". Most diet books are half explanation, half recipes, or worse, daily meal plans. The book I got had 45 pages of explanation! 45 pages, thats it! The rest is filled with recipes and, yes, the dresed meal plan. I do think its worth glancing over though so you get an idea of how to put the foods together.
This "diet" is pretty much how I already eat and incorporates all the foods I love! Think whole wheat pasta, olive oil, garlic (my fav) loads of fruit and veggies, lean meats, and fish. This book gave some great ways to prepare foods in combinations I would have never tried. Like chick peas. I love them, but never bothered to make them. I'm very excited about this and thought I'd share it with you.