I need to go for groceries as its been over a week with the exception of pet food, which thanks to an amazing friend who blessed me with cat food, that is now covered for a good while. Its the people food that needs replenishing. Since I am needing, due to high HDL cholesterol levels, to adapt a healthier eating habit I am going to try the Mediterranean Diet. I needed however, to know how to go about this change. I did what I love doing, research.
I found another very interesting web site: https://www.mediterraneanliving.com/how-to-eat-mediterranean/ While the web site is a wealth of information on the lifestyle that is Mediterranean diet, it also include recipes. It will also if you request it, send you a diet food list. As it is, I’ve spent the last hour or so, finding some really delicious sounding dishes. Many which my son will be glad to know do include meat. Just not the way he has become so habituated. Many of which are relatively simple without a long list of ingredients which I was glad to see.
I will admit that a large part of my problem, is that I have become lazy in many ways. In the way I cook and in my lack of exercise. Both of which will need to change if I want to stay off of medications. For the dietary side though, I needed to know what to purchase before I went in all excited and bought either too much, not enough or the wrong things completely. After printing out the list, this is not so much a restricted in what you eat as much as a way in which you eat. Yes, it does say step away from fast foods, processed foods, and high in sugar foods. But by now we all know those are bad for our health. The fact that so many of those foods trigger the feel good chemicals in our brain, causing an addiction and craving that we all too often readily give in.
What I am seeing with this style, is that it uses mostly fresh, natural ingredients with minimal processing. Yes, some more than others due to the ingredients and methods of preparation. The fact that spices play a large roll to me means that the dishes will definitely not be bland and will not make me feel as if I am on some diet of deprivation. It does mean fewer shove in the oven and go sit down meals, but that’s a good thing also. In fact, this looks to be a good adventure to head off into, better eating, better health. That’s a win win if you ask me.
I wish you well on your change of diet journey! I need to see a dietician I think they are called…
I was happy that the doctor’s office is going to let me try this route first before going on medications. Because I really don’t want to start the medication trap.
Well said, Rebecca, my medicine cabinet in the bathroom looks like a pharmacy!
I have seen people sitting in my old doctor’s office carrying large tackle boxes full of medications. I hope to never be one of those people.
I am going through this exact same thing. High cholesterol and ways to lower it. Thanks for sharing what you are learning it is also helping me 😁😁
Thank you. I hate that you are going through this also. I’m glad though that what I discover helps you.
Thanks for sharing!
You are so very welcome.