Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success

Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success

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Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success by Rockridge Press

“When eating well tastes like a yearlong vacation, it’s easy and exciting to do.” —From Rockridge Press, the publisher of Amazon bestsellers, Paleo for Beginners and The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook

For most people, dieting and deprivation of variety and flavor go hand in hand, which is why it can be so hard to stick with a diet long enough to make a major lifestyle impact. Catering to anyone who wants to trim their waistline without sacrificing taste buds, the Mediterranean diet allows you to fill your plate with diverse and delicious tastes. Combining savory recipes with helpful tips and meal plans, The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners cookbook is the only reference you will need to start and stick to the Mediterranean diet.

As a go-to source, The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners includes:

  • 40 Delicious Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and deserts
  • The 7-Day Diet Meal Plan for keeping you on track with diverse options and tastes
  • A Comprehensive Overview for understanding the basic principles and benefits of the Mediterranean diet
  • Tips and Tricks for learning how to eat as much as you want and making sure you have the freshest ingredients

Considered by the Mayo Clinic as the leading "heart-healthy diet," the Mediterranean diet travels to you from the coasts of Italy, Spain, and France as one of the healthiest diets in the world.

The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners offers a complete guide to healthful living through delicious, fresh foods prepared with total well-being in mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623151256
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 04/05/2013
Pages: 73
Sales rank: 16,852
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

ROCKRIDGE PRESS is a trusted voice in health and diet publishing a wide variety of lifestyle guides and cookbooks, including The New York Times best seller Paleo for Beginners, The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook, The Mediterranean Diet Plan and the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook. Our authors take pride in publishing thoughtful, well-researched books that help readers make positive lifestyle changes and build permanent healthy habits. Headquartered in Berkeley, California, Rockridge Press is situated in the heart of one of the healthiest regions in the world, the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide - 40 Delicious Recipes, 7-Day Diet Meal Plan, and 10 Tips for Success 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading the sample selections from this book in preparation for purchasing it here but the information I see causes me to question that plan. I see that these authors recommend low-fat dairy and specifically low-fat yogurt! That is NOT part of the Mediterranean diet at all, nor is it even considered the wisest way to consume dairy, if one is going to consume dairy. Real Mediterranean eating of yogurt is of the full-fat, whole milk variety and it is not only delicious - in fact, there is no comparison between it and the low/no-fat stuff, but it is also a better nutritional choice for absorption of the key nutrients in dairy products, e.g. Vitamin D.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book lives up to its name. It is really basic, but gave me enough information to actually start thinking differently about the way I eat. If you love fruits, veggies, and want to add more seafood into your diet, this maybe a pretty good diet to think about. I gave it a five because for such a small book, there was some really good information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like many people, I am a yo-yo dieter. I have tried almost every fad diet that’s ever come out. But this book is not actually about a diet, it’s a way of life for many people across the world. The Mediterranean diet has been practiced for a long, long time and has numerous health benefits. The book also provides 10 steps to help people be successful. Most of us have some pretty self-defeating behaviors in which this book addresses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners is considered to be one of the most nutritious diets around. It is a cooking tradition that focuses on fresh ingredients such as fruits and vegetables, seafood, nuts, whole grains, and olive oil. It also lets you have an occasional glass of red wine. It will help you look and feel better. It is easy to follow and the information is very useful. There are recipes which are delicious and even a sample week of meal plans. All the ingredients are easy to find in your local area. Just remember fresh is best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners is all about healthy living. The Mediterranean diet does not involve restricted foods. Instead it offers a new way of eating, exercising, and living healthier. Through its easy to follow recipes, readers can purchase ingredients at stores, markets, and prepare these delicious, healthy meals as they embark on their quest to be healthy individuals. The Mediterranean Diet provides evidence that its way of eating and living reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. The best part about it is that people can still eat good food as opposed to eating bland meals and having to starve in order to lose weight. Everything one needs to make the switch is included in this phenomenal book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: The Complete Guide made dieting and getting great health benefits sound like a fun, and enjoyable life-style journey, not a diet! Health benefits range from weight loss to improved bone health, to improved cardiovascular health and preventing some types of cancer. There are many delicious recipes at the end of the book that make my mouth water and plenty of choices to replace less healthy foods. This is a great guide to get started on this really simple way of eating.
AshleyMay More than 1 year ago
It’s no longer a secret that the Mediterranean diet is a vastly superior choice to the Western one. It’s heart healthy, filled with fresh foods and healthy, seasonal options, and it allows for plenty of red wine. The great thing about the Mediterranean Diet for Beginners booklet is that it really shows individuals how to make the smart everyday choices, without sacrificing, without irrational demands, without a convoluted program. There are lots of easy and delicious recipes and meal plans, but the real beauty of this manual is how well it defines the types of foods and preparations one should be using, so the lifestyle lasts long after the book is finished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am truly looking forward to starting thhis new way of life. This book has many recipes that look easy and not alot of ingredients
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chances are you’ve experienced this diet before when eating with your grandparents. That’s right, this is a return to the roots of food style diet by focusing on fresh whole foods and a wide variety of food groups. The best part about this beginners guide is that it allows you to keep foods from all traditional food groups and doesn’t require sacrifice. The Mediterranean Diet is a great introduction to improved eating habits and it won’t leave you famished like traditional diets. Complete with meal plans, snacks and deserts you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised at the value that is found inside.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This unpretentious book could save your life.  Those who buy “The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners” in order to plunge into the recipe sections and emerge with a few choice meals to show off to their friends are missing the point.  Those who buy it primarily to lose weight are also missing most of the point.  The Mediterranean Diet is based on the lifestyle of those on the coasts of Italy, France, Morocco, Spain and Greece who lived long and healthy lives.  Yes, it involves eating certain fresh and healthy things, and the book has sample meal plans and an assortment of recipes for each meal.  But in being the antithesis of the American fast food experience, the diet or lifestyle not only prohibits processed and “bad” fat foods, but also the tendency to eat quickly and alone.  Thus, the book opens a door to a world where you pick your food carefully from local vendors providing the freshest produce, and where you enjoy planning and preparing a meal that will be shared leisurely over a glass or two of red wine with your inner circle of friends.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is ideal for introducing the Mediterranean Diet...offers ample info without overwhelming the reader. Have tried and enjoyed several of the recipes.
Oceansblue68 More than 1 year ago
It would be nice to be able to move to Greece or Italy and learn to cook with fresh local vegetables, lean meats and lots of healthy fats by being there (not to mention the occasional glass of red wine and the sun!) but the “The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners” is certainly a more economical alternative. This book provides a very nice, simple to follow overview of the Mediterranean way of eating (better term here than “diet” I think) emphasizing lean meats, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and little to no processed food - along with just enough scientific data to support what they say and not overwhelm you with statistics. Naturally there are a couple points I don’t agree with (I have spent a lot of time traveling and living in the various countries that make up the Mediterranean region and I have NEVER seen anyone eat any low-fat dairy product!) but overall the book provides a some good, easy recipes and enough information to get you started!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy reading with easy recipes...can't wait try to them, live healthfully and, as the author says, JOYFULLY!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to understand. Simple recipes although I have not tried many. Easy to incorporate into day-to-day living.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My doctor recommended this type of cooking and this book gives easy recipes and the food is good. We looked at other books with weird ingredients and passed them by. This one is a keeper! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adopting a new meal plan just became easier with The Mediterranean Guide for Beginners. Within, you’ll not only discover the preventative benefits of meals largely composed of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seafood, olive oil and red wine, but you’ll also find that these meals can be inexpensive, quick to prepare and assist in weight loss. Additionally, medical and scientific studies provide convincing proof of the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Start with the 40 included recipes and vary them with only a few limitations to your heart’s desire.
Teasdale More than 1 year ago
The Mediterranean diet encourages people to embrace not only fresher foods, but the sunny attitude and joyful way of living espoused by the regions of France, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Greece. This diet has been shown to better heart health and reduce the risk of certain types of cancers. What makes this book amazing is that it is a complete guide to living and eating healthy-with a complete shopping guide and an extensive recipe list. Plus, all the foods required can easily be purchased at any neighborhood grocery store. This is a book that everyone can benefit from and enjoy.
Meistjac More than 1 year ago
An All Natural Diet The Mediterranean Diet has become a very popular book in my every day life.  It is a diet, yes I know-the dreaded word, that includes using healthy and natural foods in your every day servings.  Foods such as fruit, olive oil, nuts, and veggies can help you lose weight and improve your body's health.  This book includes research on why the diet works, and also includes serving sizes for your week with user friendly recipes  on how to make the diet easily fit into your busy schedule.  A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very informative. I liked the recipes too. I like this type of diet, it will be something I can stick with. I look forward to the next book.