I dunno if this is available to non-eDiets customers or not, but eDiets has an awesome FAQ regarding the Mediterranean Diet posted on their website. Apparently, I am not alone in wondering about this dient. Many of the questions that I have about the diet are covered in the FAQ, including:
3. Is the Mediterranean Diet good for weight loss?
A study published in the October 2001 issue of the International Journal of Obesity showed that people achieved and maintained weight loss better on a Mediterranean-type diet, compared to a low-fat diet. Researchers think it’s easier to stick with a Mediterranean-type diet because the foods are tasty and satisfying.
I should point out that my weight at the current time does not reflect how the Mediterranean Diet works, ‘cuz I haven’t actually followed it yet. I was concentrating on getting exercise worked into my routine. Plus, I’ve been very lazy about preparing meals lately.
However, Erin is getting me on track for preparing meals. We have a new meal plan set up from eDiets. (This includes some really good-sounding meals, including chicken kabobs, ham and tomato toast, chili salmon, dijon sirloin steak and pasta franchese. Yum!) We’ll try to stick with the meal plan, though it may take us a couple of weeks to real get into the flow of eDiets meals again.