Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle


Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle

This group is for anyone who is using the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle to help control their blood sugar, whether you are T1, T2 or Prediabetes. Come share your tips and tricks and recipes so that we can all learn to live healthier and more fun lives.

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Comment by muleman on December 9, 2014 at 5:31am

Living in Spain I find it facinating that people are so attracted to the Med, Diet.
The Internet has some great recipe pages and the food can be surprisingly simple.

Oroginally back in the 50's and before a country person went to work after eating a plates with a layer of rough home produced Olive oil with a little salt and dipped bread in it and eat it. That was breakfast. Ofcourse everyone in the country had Orange and Lemon trees. Avacados came more recently.
Main meals were always scraps mixed with rice thus Paella was born! My part of Malaga is also defined by the WHO as the healthiest oplace in Europe to live . The air is pretty clean. The veggies are always fresh and we eat fish straight out of the nets!
But if you have any questions about how a diabetic eats in Spain I will tell you generally it's badly! Because we are still a little thrid worldly in many things. We don't have health food stores although vitamin shops have sprung up although I have no idea why?
Meat is generally Pork, pork and more pork and some chicken. red meat is too expoensive and Lamb is silly money! But we can have two harvest a year of veg so salad is always availible. PS nothing is marked for calorie counting unless it's an import from Northern Europe!

Comment by Kimball on January 10, 2014 at 3:43pm
Any body have a good recipe or two? I have been thinking about lowering total daily carbs to help fight spikes but I'm afraid I wld miss fruits and vegetables too much. Glutinous free because my twin has celiac. Anyone have thoughts or comments?
Comment by missrobbie on May 30, 2013 at 6:39am

Can you explain what is the Mediterranean Diet? How is the diet different than other "diet" paleolithic diet and Dr. Bernstein's carb diet.

Comment by Dirk Baeuerle on April 7, 2013 at 3:17pm

Food and recipes are simple and delicious! And addictively healthy too!

Comment by Dirk Baeuerle on April 7, 2013 at 3:17pm

I have been eating this lifestyle for 2 years and it is the main culprit behind me dropping 65 lbs over 2 yrs.

Comment by shoshana27 on March 27, 2013 at 1:59pm

i grew up in france on a balanced or mediterranean diet & still eat that way more or less


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