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21 Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Recipes

21 Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Recipes

Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss? Yes! I lost 45 pounds eating a high fat, super delicious Mediterranean Diet. Here are 21 recipes that will help you lose weight and keep it off.

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John Goodman Weight Loss Secret

John Goodman Weight Loss Secret: The Mediterranean Diet

What is the John Goodman weight loss secret?   After years of struggling on his weight loss journey, Goodman found a diet that worked – the Mediterranean Diet.

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microbiome diet

Mediterranean Diet Positively Alters the Gut Microbiome (Study with Recipes)

The Mediterranean Diet has been shown to increase the good bacteria in the microbiome which leads to decreased frailty in older adults plus better cognitive function. Specific Mediterranean recipes are included that will benefit your gut microbiome and make your whole body feel great.

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21 Low Carb Mediterranean Diet Recipes

21 Low Carb Mediterranean Diet Recipes

More and more studies are showing the benefits of eating higher fat, especially in the form of extra virgin olive oil.  Even more recently, low carb, high fat diets have been shown to be beneficial for weight loss, heart disease, type 2 diabetes as well as reduction of blood pressure and triglycerides.  For most people, switching to a regular Mediterranean Diet will help with all of these issues, but for some it may be recommended to also decrease the amount of carbohydrates eaten.  Let’s look at what a modified low carb Mediterranean Diet would look like.

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21 Gluten Free Mediterranean Diet Recipes

21 Gluten Free Mediterranean Diet Recipes

The Mediterranean Diet isn’t just pasta and bread.  There is so much amazing food in the Mediterranean  that is naturally gluten free.  Did you know, for example, that many versions of traditional Italian eggplant parmesan have no bread crumbs in it?   And did you know that falafel, one of the most enjoyed foods in the Middle East, is usually gluten free?

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Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Journey

My Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Journey (45 pounds down)

After my mom died, I started overeating.  One meal in particular stands out in my memory.  My extended family and I were all at an Indian restaurant and I ordered a full meal and then started eating everyone else’s leftovers.  I was stuffing my grief.  Even before my mom died, I was struggling with my weight, but after she died I gained 20 more pounds and was the heaviest I had ever been in my life (256 pounds when I got married a year later).

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Mediterranean Sheet Pan Meals

7 Mediterranean Sheet Pan Meals

I love the sheet pan!  Amazing baked food in the oven, easy cleaning and complete sheet pan meals made made in no time at all.  Here are 7 of our favorite Mediterranean sheet pan recipes.

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7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes

7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes

Do you have a Crockpot or slow cooker? These 7 Mediterranean Crockpot recipes are great for busy people who want a delicious homemade meal after a long day! If you spend a little time the night before prepping the ingredients, you’ll be ready to throw a meal together quickly that will stew all day while you’re at work! There’s nothing better than coming home to a house that smells of a homecooked meal. You can guarantee that your slow cooker is going to cook everything all the way through and develop some serious depth of flavor in the process.

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7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes

7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes

The Mediterranean diet features so many delicious vegan recipes because it is a plant-based diet. This is 7 of our favorite vegan recipes, from Vegan Pesto to Baked Eggplant with Caramelized Onions. There’s a great variety of recipes to try out! If you have a guest who’s vegan, there’s a perfect recipe for them on this list! Even if you aren’t vegan, and you just want to eat healthier, these are great recipes to add to your diet!

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5 mediterranean shrimp recipes

5 Favorite Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp recipes are great for the busy person who wants a quick, delicious, high protein meal. Shrimp take no time to cook and doesn’t need complex flavorings to be delicious

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