It’s time to return to my roots and eat like my ancestors. I won’t be going as far back on the family tree to my caveman kinfolk – been there, done that in February. No, this time I’m going to eat the foods originating from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, and Italy, the country of my heritage, is taking a footbath smack-dab in the middle of it!
I can hear both my Nonnas shouting “finalmente!” and high-fiving each other in heaven as I write this. My parents haven’t deviated much from their dietary origins, rather it was my generation that severed the spaghetti-umbilical cord and ventured out of the region to eat foreign delicacies like Twinkies and Twizzlers.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that when I deviated from the Mediterranean diet, my weight started to pile on. From time-to-time my father says I was ‘normal’ when I lived under his roof. Perhaps I should call this plan, ‘The Prodigal’ as I am returning from whence I ate.
This doesn’t mean I will be eating pastas, pizza, cheese and biscotti all month – quite the opposite! The Mediterranean diet consists mainly of fruits and vegetables, seafood, olive oil and healthy grains. The diet also incorporates daily physical activity and social interaction. To learn more about the plan, click here.
I want to send out a big THANK YOU to Jane Twidle at Canadian Blood Services for her time and generosity, and to my daughter’s Telli and Nessa for snapping photos, editing videos, and for continuing to rescue me when it comes to technology!
The Result Are In
To find out how much I lost during Month 4, when I tested The Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type Diet, click here, and you’ll be directed to the Measure Up section.
Now I’m off to party diet Mediterranean style – OPA!