Another week, another report on how to be healthier.
This time it’s research that a Mediterranean diet can help you live longer – but also can help you lose weight more effectively than a normal slimming diet
But what is in a Mediterranean diet?
I once went to Greece and consumed nothing but kebabs and Mythos lager for a fortnight.
I’m not sure that’s suitable for all – luckily when I’ve researched this piece there’s no mention of the 18-30s diet.
Basically it consists of lots of vegetables, wholegrain cereals, fruit, nuts and olive oil.
You can forget a beefburger too – it’s all poultry and fish.
But as someone who is lucky enough to go abroad for a summer holiday, I know that most people in Britain eat a Mediterranean diet – for about a week.
When people come back off holiday all sad but sun-tanned and head back to work, they all say “Why don’t we eat like we did on holiday” and for about a week they do.
It’s all Greek salads and pulses.
Then Friday comes and it’s wet and you’re hacked off. I’m sorry but some stuffed vine leaves or cubed tomato isn’t going to do it.
I think if they want people to eat healthier and lose weight then it’s simple – send us all on holiday where it’s warm and we don’t have to go to work.
That’s the sort of Mediterranean diet I think most of us would approve of.