Mediterranean diet voted best diet of the year for 2022
Every year a panel of 27 experts review over 40 common diets, and rank them in terms of health, how easy they are to follow, and how likely a person is to lose weight on them. For the past 5 years in a row, the Mediterranean diet has come in first place every single time.
The Mediterranean diet takes the top slot each year for several reasons, the most important being that it is a safe and sensible choice. Many diets are not sustainable because they rely on taking away a key nutrient for the body.
In the past fats, calories, and carbs have been shamed for being the cause of weight gain—when an actuality they are a macronutrient the body needs. Rather than excluding a large part of your diet and trying to suffer on one small thing, the Mediterranean diet focuses on inclusion.
This diet encourages you to fill your plate with fruits, vegetables and nuts, with some lean meats on the side. The diet doesn’t restrict your calories or make you leave the table feeling hungry, instead focusing on healthy foods instead of limited foods.
This is sustainable. No one wants to live their whole life feeling hungry, and starving yourself often leads to binge eating and other poor decision making skills later. By filling yourself, but with quality foods that won’t cause you any harm, you’re more likely to stay on the diet and lose weight.
The Mediterranean diet is also rich in flavor, and offers a variety of benefits besides weight loss. People who follow the Mediterranean diet tend to have better heart health, mental health, and live longer lives.
What’s more is that if you have specific dietary preferences, you don’t have to give up the foods you like—most dishes can be adapted to fit a Mediterranean style.
Not sure about the Mediterranean diet? Sometimes the easiest way to dip your toe in and see if its right for you is to have someone else to cook for you. At Aladdin’s, we welcome you to our restaurant and invite you to try some of our signature dishes.
See for yourself what an amazing variety of healthy, delicious dishes are available to you by trying out our Mediterranean cuisine. We cook with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, so you know that your food is as healthy as it can be.
If you decided this New Year that your resolution would be to lose weight, eat healthier, or focus on another health condition, trying out the Mediterranean diet may well be the right way to start off your New Year.
Instead of starving your way to a ‘better you’ only to give up in a month, you can change your life through delicious food that makes you excited to come back for more. The easiest resolutions to keep are the ones that make you happy to do them, and eating tasty meals like the kind we serve is a great way to start.