Manage Your Weight with the Mediterranean Diet

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When you’re living with diabetes, losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight can help you control blood sugar levels and improve your health.

Wondering how to tip the scale in the right direction? Start with your food choices.

Research shows that following the Mediterranean Diet can be an effective way to lose weight. Ready to change your diet to lose weight and improve your health?

The Mediterranean Diet is an effective way of eating for weight loss, because you primarily eat whole and fresh foods. This includes:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Fish & other lean protein sources like poultry and chicken
  • Healthy fats such as olive oil and avocado
  • Eggs and some dairy products

Following the Mediterranean Diet also means avoiding or limiting processed foods, desserts, sweet treats, and red meat. These foods can be high in calories and unhealthy calories that have a negative effect on weight and overall health.

More Reasons to Follow the Mediterranean Diet

While the Mediterranean Diet is a proven way of eating to help control calories, support weight loss, and aid in weight management. There are many other health benefits. Research suggests following the Mediterranean Diet can also help:

  1. Control blood glucose levels
  2. Reduce the need for medication to manage diabetes
  3. Prevent heart disease
  4. Control blood pressure
  5. Improve triglyceride levels
  6. Lower cholesterol levels

If you’re thinking about following the Mediterranean Diet, but worried about how much time it will take to prep and cook your meals, we’ve got you covered.

Many of our Diabetic-Friendly meals are based on the Mediterranean Diet made with vegetables, whole grains, fish, lean meats, and legumes. Pick your favorite meals, and you’ll have a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner ready in minutes. Plus, clean-up is easy.

Hungry for better health? Check out the complete list of Diabetic-Friendly meals.