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Diet Doc Weight Loss

July 22, 2016 01:00 ET

The Mediterranean Diet Offers Many Cardiovascular Benefits but May Not Optimize Weight Loss, According to Diet Doc

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - July 22, 2016) - The Mediterranean Diet is traditionally considered one of the healthiest diets to gain mainstream attention. It consists of eating primarily plant-based foods, sensible portions of lean meats, heart-healthy oils in favor of butters or margarines, and the moderate intake of antioxidant rich red wine. Herbs and spices are also to be used in favor of salt-based seasonings within this diet. Those in the Mediterranean region and surrounding areas, generally report much lower instances of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and various illnesses associated with chronic inflammation than individuals within the U.S. Known as the 'Heart-healthy diet,' olive oil is featured as one of its primary sources of fat, in addition to fish and nuts which are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. A diet rich in fatty acids can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Weight loss is a natural symptom of a healthy and balanced diet; however, The Mediterranean Diet is tailored more toward those who wish to create a healthier lifestyle overall rather than optimize weight loss. Dr. Rao of Diet Doc -- a medical weight loss program -- states that, "The guidelines of The Mediterranean Diet, while healthy, do not address the primary issues with weight gain which still come down to individual diet macros and metabolism." Given the diet's emphasis on low to moderate protein intake, this change could potentially result in lost muscle mass as maintaining moderate to high muscle mass is key in the fat burning process. Rao explains, "When dieting, adequate protein intake is essential to prevent muscle loss and often when general guidelines are followed, this falls short and some of the weight being lost is actually muscle and not fat." Diet Doc's program works by calculating individual diet macros to ensure that lean muscle is preserved as opposed to the simple reduction of protein intake.

The Mediterranean Diet also relies heavily upon carbohydrate calories, to which Rao explains that, "Some overweight people with insulin resistance and blood sugar issues may need to minimize the carbohydrate aspects of this particular diet." Within medically supervised programs however, weight loss goals in particular can be met by the development of specific nutrition plans, dietary supplements and guidance to ensure that body composition changes are optimal for each individual.

New Diet Doc patients can call or easily and effortlessly visit https://www.dietdoc.com to complete an initial comprehensive, yet simple, health questionnaire and schedule an immediate personal, no-cost consultation. Diet Doc Physicians all received specialized training in nutritional science and fast weight loss. Diet Doc reviews each patient's health history to create a personalized diet plan geared for fast weight loss, or that addresses life-long issues causing weight loss to slow down or stop. Nutritionists work personally with each patient and use their own algorithm to craft meal and snack plans that are compatible with each patient's age, gender, activity level, food preferences, nutritional needs and medical conditions. They combine these state of the art diet plans with pure, prescription diet products that enable their patients to resist the temptation to reach for sugary snacks, eliminate fatigue and curb the appetite. Over 97% of Diet Doc patients report incredible weight loss results with the majority losing 20 or more pounds per month.

At Diet Doc, all patients gain unlimited access to the best minds in the business. Their staff of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and coaches are available 6 days per week to answer questions, offer suggestions, address concerns and lend their professional guidance and support. Because of this, more and more people are turning to Diet Doc for their weight management needs. Diet plans are tailored to be specific to the needs of those of any age, gender, shape or size and for those who are struggling to lose that final 10-20 pounds to those who must lose 100 pounds or more. Call today to request a private, confidential, no-cost online consultation.

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