New User, New to Med Diet, Fresh over from LC
My name is Joe.
I have spent the last two years on a low carb diet. I lost 30lbs when I cut my carbs under 50g of gross carbs a day. Then I lost another 40lbs when I ratcheted it down to under 20g of gross carbs a day. And then last year happened and I lost 0lbs. Now, I didn't gain any and that's actually great. But I'm wanting to lose, not maintain.
So I thought i'd switch to the Mediterranean Diet because I think it's a healthier approach and seems to work for people. Also, i've learned to love fat for 2 years now and I don't know if I could switch to a low fat lifestyle.
The problem I have with low carb is that I have to be fine with foods like diet pop, processed bars, lots of beef, bacon etc. But agree that a banana, apple, potato and even certain high carb vegetables like Brussels sprouts are not ok to eat. And, while i'm grateful for the 70lbs I lost, I still can't get on board with that fully.
The great part about LC was that there are tons of resources out there, it's easy to google "low carb shepherds pie" or "low carb pizza" but i'm not having any luck with that on Med.
When I google Med recipes I get stuff that's "Mediterranean Style" and includes things I know are not approved.
So is there a good resource for these things? Is there a thread where people list their meals and snacks for the day that I could browse through to get some ideas?
Thanks all, excited to be doing this!
- Joe -