Research shows that a low-carbohydrate Mediterranean-Style Diet has unique power not just to restore your body’s ability to reach its ideal weight and stay there, but also to cut your risk of serious disease. As one of the most studied and healthiest diets in the world – it is at the heart of all we do.
What makes up a Low Carb Mediterranean Style Diet?
The Mediterranean-style low carb approach which we recommend in The Fast 800, is a low sugar diet, low in starchy, easily digestible carbs, but packed full of disease-fighting vitamins and flavonoids. It is rich in olive oil, fish, nuts, fruit and vegetables, but also contains lots of lovely things that down the years we have been told not to eat, such as full fat yoghurt and eggs. Avoiding sugary and starchy carbs helps control your blood sugar levels, keeping you fuller for longer. No longer is healthy eating about starvation.
Although it is derived from the eating habits of people living in Mediterranean countries, you can apply the principles of Med-style eating to a wide range of different cuisines, from Chinese or Indian through to Mexican or Scandanavian.