Mediterranean Diet Voted Best Diet for 2021
Starting the New Year usually involves resolutions for self improvement. A common pledge is to loose weight, exercise more, and adopt a healthier lifestyle. You may have made this pledge yourself, and as we go deeper into 2021, are discovering that keeping this resolution is a hard slog.
Luckily, if you need a little encouragement to dig in and keep the changes January has brought, there’s good news. The Mediterranean diet was voted the best diet for 2021—for the fourth year in a row. The DASH diet, a medically based diet geared towards people with heart problems, came in second.
Different diets were reviewed by 24 experts in the field of dieting, health and wellness. All of the diets were reviewed and scored based on how effective they were for weight loss, how easy they were to follow, and how healthy or safe it was. Again and again, the Mediterranean diet has come out on top because it scores so well in all of these factors.
The truth is, not much can beat the Mediterranean diet in terms of how healthy it is for your body. Following a Mediterranean diet has been well studied, and proven to help with losing weight, improving heart health, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, and so many other common problems.
That’s not it’s only benefit. Mediterranean food is rich, varied, and delicious. It does not feel like a diet when eating it, because there are so many options. Every time you tuck into a rich bite of Falafel, you’re not just enjoying a delicious meal, but eating your way to better health.
You can’t out run a bad diet. Even if you spend hours in the gym, if you don’t spend at least some of your time focused on nutrition, you’re unlikely to meet your goals for weight loss, or better health. Any improvements in your body starts with nutrition, and why not make it a great experience?
Diets fail because they are often too restrictive. Some diets are even dangerous, because they carve out important macronutrients that your body needs in order to help your body function properly. While they might help you lose weight in the short term, it often results in that weight being gained back plus more after the diet is over.
Starving yourself, eating unappetizing food, or denying yourself the things you love in life lead to failure. The Mediterranean diet has won the diet of the year so many times because it’s food people love to eat, that just happens to also be good for you.
This year, make a change to your health that will actually stick. Mediterranean food tastes great, and it will help you meet your health goals. When a diet is as easy as getting together with your family to feast on your favorite Mediterranean dishes, it’s easy to stick to it.
Say yes to a new year, new you, and get yourself some delicious Mediterranean to start it off.