If there’s one thing nutrition research has shown in the last few decades, it’s that weight loss is complex. As much as we all might wish for a single diet to change our pants size, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to shedding pounds. Genetics, health history, food preferences, and even personality all play a role in choosing the best weight loss diet for any individual.
That said, as a licensed nutritionist, I’m always happy to weigh in on one diet I believe stands above the rest for a healthy approach to weight loss: the Mediterranean diet. Here’s why, and for more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.
A Mediterranean diet, based on the eating patterns of the populations around the Mediterranean Sea, centers around a menu of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, seafood, plant protein, and minimal