Weight loss battle: diet or exercise?

The two major players in a weight- loss program are diet and exercise. Many people tend to focus on diet when they're trying to lose weight; however being physically active is also an essential part of a weight-loss program. Research shows that the results are poor for long-term weight loss through diets. Normally, only about 5% of dieters can keep the weight they lost, and weight cycling is very common. Usually a part of weight loss is regained within one year and almost all is regained in a period of three to five years. Considering these data we can conclude that the combination of exercise and diet is more effective in weight loss.

Mediterranean Diet

What is Mediterranean diet?

Mediterranean Diet is not a specific diet program but a lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating habits that are traditionally followed by countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, particularly Crete and southern Italy. Mediterranean Diet is based on foods that are commonly available in the Mediterranean region and is dominated by the consumption of olive oil as the primary source of fat. It is also characterized by high consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes and cereals. Fish and white meat is mainly eaten as an alternative of red meat. Moderate consumption of red wine with meals is also recommended.