Those who follow the Mediterranean diet for weight loss are in luck. The ranking of the best weight loss diets of 2019 just published by the magazine US News and World Report, placing the Mediterranean diet at the top of the list, based on the analysis of 41 food plans made by a panel of experts in the fields of cardiology, diabetes, nutrition, and psychology.
As Isabel Bertomeu, a Dietitian-Nutritionist of the Mediterranean Diet Foundation recalls, the WHO recommended the Mediterranean diet in May 2018 to reduce diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and various types of cancer. In 2008, the foundation had already declared that it was a nutritionally healthy diet and protected biodiversity, ecosystems and traditional agricultural practices.
Although the Mediterranean diet may seem like a popular concept, the truth is that part of the population is still unclear whether or not they follow a Mediterranean diet. In this sense, Isabel Bertomeu clarifies that more than a food pattern, it is a lifestyle.
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !