RE: Critique from follower of Mediterranean Diet
Posted Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM
A Mediterranean-style diet is better than the standard American diet, thanks to its emphasis on plant foods. However, the results you see with a Mediterranean-style diet are not nearly as powerful as those you see with low-fat, plant-based diets.
In order to see the types of results we discuss in the Kickstart -- REVERSAL of diabetes, REMOVAL of plaque from the arteries, PERMANENTLY losing weight without portion control -- you need a diet that is very low in fat. It's almost impossible to partake in oils, which are 100 percent fat, and keep a diet to around 10 percent of fat from calories.
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education