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Crete Diet - Mediterranean Diet

Crete Diet and Mediterranean Diet

The Crete Diet / the Mediterranean Diet are not weight loss diets. They actually illustrate diet methods which show you how to eat healthier.

International comparative studies have shown that people living in the Mediterranean region, especially on the island of Crete, have higher life expectancies. Many so called "civilisation illnesses" such as cardiovascular illnesses are a lot more seldom in these areas. It is claimed that the reason for this is the special diet of the people who live there.

Nutritional experts have therefore decided to create the Crete Diet, or the Mediterranean Diet based on this knowledge.

The following foods should be eaten regularly during the Crete Diet (as they are eaten in Crete):

  • Cretan olive oil
  • legumes
  • bread
  • fresh vegetables
  • fish
  • fruit
  • herbs and medicinal herbs
  • less meat
  • a little red wine


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Evaluation of the Crete Diet/Mediterranean Diet

  • The Crete Diet / Mediterranean Diet are healthy diets.
  • They do not focus on weight loss however, as with all diets, you have to reduce the amount of calories consumed daily if you want to lose weight.
  • Physical exercise is not mentioned.
  • It could me meaningful to use the principles of the Crete Diet /Mediterranean Diet as a permanent diet plan. The desired affects of the diet will not emerge if it is only done within a short period of time .

If you want to know why we do not have a positive opinion with regards to classical diets, please click here:

Why are diets rarely successful in the long-run?


The Mediterranean Prescription: Meal Plans and Recipes to Help You Stay Slim and Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Delicious Alternative for Lifelong Health, Nancy Harmon Jenkins

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