Master Don Juan
- Aug 6, 2009
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I'm on a Mediterranean diet. Really, nothing is expressly forbidden, but some things are best kept to a minimum. So like you say, you can eat red meat, but limit it. I might have a steak once or twice a month. Mostly fish, chicken, turkey. I love fish, but the problem with that is it has mercury in it, so you shouldn't eat it more than a couple times a week. Similarly, I like oatmeal, but they say it has pesticides in it (even the organic kind), so again you have to limit it. The modern world has hurt some of our healthiest foods.My doctor told me to eat Mediterranean. Real med, as in tons of veg, fish, limit red meat, no butter or processed food and little red meat. I felt incredibly healthy but quite hard to eat a lot of protein.
For protein, aside from the meat, I eat a lot of nuts and seeds. You have to watch the nuts though, because they're high in calories. Eggs are good, omelets with veggies and low fat cheese. Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are also a good source of protein, I learned to make falafels (baked), and I developed a taste for them, I crave them now. Don't like tahini sauce though, I like them plain or with hot sauce. I haven't tried them with tzatziki sauce yet, that might be good.