Review of The Mediterranean Method

Informative and backed by science–if you’re looking to make dietary changes in 2020, read this book!

The Mediterranean Method

Steven Masley

December 31, 2019


Blurb: A fresh approach to the Mediterranean diet that focuses on low-glycemic foods that benefit the heart, brain, gut, and microbiome.

From southern Italy, Sardinia, and France to Spain, Greece, and Northern Africa the Mediterranean region is synonymous with sparkling azure waters and clear blue skies. It’s also home to most of the world’s longest-lived and vibrantly healthy people. Now we know why! Repeatedly ranked the #1 diet by U.S. News and World Report, the Mediterranean eating style–abundant seafood, vegetables, fruits, beans and nuts; lots of olive oil; a wide variety of herbs and spices; and even dark chocolate and red wine–has been scientifically proven to maintain a healthy gut and healthy weight, thereby reducing your risk for heart disease, dementia, memory loss, and many cancers in the process.

Taking this famously healthy and life-enhancing “prescription” one step further, Dr. Steven Masley–renowned physician, nutritionist, bestselling author, and trained chef–offers all the flavors and benefits of the Mediterranean diet, but with a “skinny” twist: he focuses on delicious ingredients with a low-glycemic load. Including 50 recipes for food everyone at the table will love–from hearty breakfasts, crowd-pleasing appetizers, soups, and sides, to family-style salads, memorable main meals, and irresistible desserts–The Mediterranean Method is a revolutionary program for losing weight and maintaining the amazing health you regain. Slim down and protect your heart, your brain, and your healthy longevity–all while you enjoy the amazing bounty, variety, and joy of Mediterranean cooking!

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By now everyone knows the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Fish, fresh vegetables, red wine, olive oil, exercise all combine to give you a longer, healthier life. Steven Masley, nutritionist and physician, brings his own take to this healthy way of eating and provides a convincing argument, backed by medical studies, to convince you that maybe it’s time to change your ways.

I was certainly convinced as I read. Granted, I am already a proponent of the Mediterranean diet. Masley’s tweakings, lose the pasta and breads amongst others, make a lot of sense. The Mediterranean Method provides information and guidance on making changes and that’s really where this book is best. I learned a lot about nutrition, the glycemic approach to eating, and what’s necessary for a healthy heart, brain, and body. Unlike other books I’ve read on the topic, this was not information overload but interesting and necessary.

After ingesting all of this extremely useful information, I was looking forward to Masley’s recipes, which, unfortunately, weren’t as inspired as I expected. After a year of reading vegetarian, vegan, Mediterranean, and healthy cooking recipes, these recipes read like many of the other recipes with maybe a couple of excellent suggestions like eating falafel in lettuce or cabbage leaves instead of pita, which is reminiscent of suggestions from the South Beach Diet of years ago.

Despite that, if you’re looking to make some serious changes in your diet, lose weight, get healthier, read The Mediterranean Method. It may be just what you’re looking for.

Informative and backed by science–if you’re looking to make dietary changes in 2020, read this book!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


4 butterflies out of 5

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