using Mediterranean diet for weight loss

The Mediterranean diet is, in and of itself, more of a way of life as it can be considered being a nutritional model or pattern of food consumption than just a "diet" in the usual sense of the word. The term "Mediterranean diet" can be said to be an abridgement of the several traditional foods and eating patterns of the 16 countries that border the Mediterranean basin, most notably, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain.

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