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Nutrition experts for decades have recommended the healthy Mediterranean diet. Finally, it's updated for the 21st century. Dr. Steve Parker teaches how to lose weight eating Mediterranean-style with a highly customizable program.
Inside, you'll discover 1) which foods are the healthiest, 2) which carbohydrates are particularly fattening, 3)why you no longer have to worry about dietary total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, 4) how to lose weight by watching portion sizes or calories, 5) how to lose weight by limiting carbohydrate consumption, 6) which of these two popular dieting methods is optimal for you, and 7) Sixty-four easy and delicious recipes.

Since the award-winning "Advanced Mediterranean Diet" was first published in 2007, nutrition scientists have made more ground-breaking discoveries. Dr. Steve Parker incorporates this new knowledge in the current edition and includes the world's first low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet as an option.

The traditional Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, olive oil, judicious amounts of wine, with relatively little meat and poultry. This way of eating is linked to linger lifespan and reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and dementia.

The book includes advice on how to avoid weight regain, instruction on exercise, a general index, a recipe index, and scientific references. All measurements are given in both U.S. customary and metric units.

Steve Parker, M.D., is a leading medical expert on the Mediterranean diet. He has three decades' experience practicing Internal Medicine and counseling on effective weight-loss strategies. Dr. Parker's other books include "Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet" and "KMD: Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet."

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