The Greek Diet uses a traditional Mediterranean style of eating to help you effortlessly lose weight in a healthy way. It combines:
Maria Loi has been referred to as “the Martha Stewart of Greece”. She has written ten cookbooks in Greece, including the official cookbook for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Loi has also cooked for President Barack Obama at the White House.
On the Greek Diet you don’t have to starve, count calories, cut carbs, alcohol, fat, or any other foods. This is because history shows us that in order to lose weight people need to enjoy what they eat.
A Greek way of eating has been especially noted for its positive effects on heart health. Research also shows benefits for reducing the risk of diabetes and enhancing cognitive function (due to foods rich in omega-3).
The Greek Diet relies on twelve main “Pillar Foods”. Research shows they promote fat-burning, increase satiety, prevent disease, and enhance the overall culinary experience.
The history, benefits, and culinary applications of each of the Pillar Foods is explored. The book goes into the science of how they boost metabolism, suppress appetite, stimulate fat burning, and promote long-term weight loss.
The more plants you eat the healthier and slimmer you will be. Plant-foods – especially low-calorie, high-fiber vegetables – should be the foundation of your meals.
About 50 percent of your plate at lunch and dinner will be filled with non-starchy vegetables. The rest will consist of whole grains, legumes and small amounts of dairy products.
Seafood and eggs can be consumed three to four times a week and you can have chicken twice a week.
Another fundamental component of the Greek Diet is learning to prepare your own meals. This is important for effective weight loss because it:
You don’t have to cook every night. However, for the best results you should focus your meals and snacks on the Pillar Foods as much as possible.
World-renowned chef Maria Loi grew up in a small Greek village and learned to cook from family recipes.
All of the recipes in the Greek Diet are structured around the twelve Pillar Foods to give you the best results.
Also included is a meal plan that provides approximately 1500 calories per day.
1 glass water with fresh lemon juice
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 medium peach
1 cup blackberries
Grilled chicken breast
Exercise boosts metabolism and is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. The most important factor is to stay active throughout the day, just like the Ancient Greeks did. Take every opportunity to add more movement to your daily routine.
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The Greek Diet combines the health benefits of a Greek way of eating with satisfying recipes created by a world-renowned chef.
This book will appeal to dieters who value the enjoyment of good food and like spending time in the kitchen.