The Advanced Mediterranean Diet

The Advanced Mediterranean Diet

by Steve Parker M.D.


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The Advanced Mediterranean Diet by Steve Parker M.D.

The author's goal is to help overweight people lose weight while eating Mediterranean-style, ultimately leading to better health. Scientists in the mid-20th century found that the Mediterranean diet was associated with longer life and less chronic disease. Dr. Steve Parker (M.D.), enhances the traditional Mediterranean diet by incorporating the latest scientific breakthroughs.

This is not a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet. The eating plan approximates the traditional Mediterranean diet by suggesting the optimal consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, whole grains, dairy products, olive oil, meat, chicken, eggs, and fish. Wine is optional.

Four different eating plans are laid out: 1100, 1500, 1900, and 2300 calories. The recommended caloric consumption is determined by the individual's sex and current weight.

Dieters choose from an extensive list of doctor-approved foods that are readily available at supermarkets. Easy recipes are provided but are optional.

The author specifies how much of which nutrients confer the health and longevity benefits. For example, fish is in the traditional Mediterranean diet, but how much and what kind yield the health benefits? The author's clear answer: two servings per week of, preferably, cold-water fatty fish such as trout, salmon, or tuna.

A chapter is devoted to adaptation of the program by people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Later chapters explain the pros and cons of weight-loss (bariatric) surgery and weight-loss pills and nutritional supplements. The last chapter discusses long-term weight control issues and prevention of weight regain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979128462
Publisher: pxHealth
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 796,014
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Steve Parker, M.D., has over two decades' experience practicing Internal Medicine and counseling people on effective weight-loss strategies. He is also a medical school professor teaching students, interns, and residents.

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The Advanced Mediterranean Diet 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Lisan_48 More than 1 year ago
I've been on this diet for about a month now and it really works. I'm diabetic so dropping weight is slow for me no matter what I eat. But this diet is really a life change in that you eat healthy and have more energy. Lost 5 pounds so far!!!
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TXLadyPC More than 1 year ago
I found this very difficult to read...could easily tell that it was written by a doctor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and easy to understand how food affects the body. We have been following the diet and find we feel better and have lost a few pounds.
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missvegas More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book. First time i have stuck with something. And its not just about the weight loss..... its about my health. Thank you Dr. Parker!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago