Mediterranean or Whole Foods Lifestyle, which will it be? I have a friend that said they are so far apart as they are not even close to being the same. I guess that to the perfectionist, he is correct.
I on the other hand believe that you can enjoy both at the same time and you can do it while continuing to maintain a reduced carbohydrate meal plan.
For a reduced carbohydrate, Mediterranean Whole Foods Lifestyle to be successful, you will need to plan your diet. This will be covered, with some suggestions on how do that, here and in coming article.
Both the Mediterranean and Whole whole food diets emphasize eating primary plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, They do not eliminate free range chicken and wild caught fish..plus occasionally Beef from open range, grass feed cattle are allowed.
There are some differences of course, such as the Mediterranean diet suggests replacing butter with olive oil while the whole foods diet I write about includes butter make with cream from grass fed cows.
I am sure that if you wanted to, you could easily find a hundred things that are different between the two diets. When you think of the thousands of food choices and ways to prepare them, then the differences are small.
If you follow my blog you will soon find that Mediterranean or Whole Foods Lifestyle differences are not enough to make it something to spend a lot of time worrying about. We mix them together and get the best of both worlds. We will also add a good mix of reduced carb information and recipes that fall into these categories.
For more information on whole Foods, the first post on this blog shares more details. You can read it Here
If on the other hand, you are a perfectionist then you will almost always have something to challenge..and I like that because it can lead to some great comments and discussions….which I will share with all our readers.
So, if you like what we share here or if you disagree, use the comment box below each article to let your voice be heard….we answer each and every comment, even the tough ones.
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