For weight loss, should you try paleo or Mediterranean diet? – TODAY.com
The paleo, or paleolithic diet, is based on the food of our ancient ancestors, while Mediterranean-style eating stresses fruits and vegetables, legumes and whole grains, and allows wine — in moderation.
“When it comes to the Mediterranean diet, we’re talking about eating primarily plant-based foods,” TODAY nutrition expert Joy Bauer said on TODAY Wednesday. “Using olive oil instead of butter, limiting red meat to a few times a month and eating fish and poultry weekly.”
“The paleo diet is a bit more restrictive,” Bauer added. “It wants you to eat all the lean, healthy proteins, but cuts out grains, beans, dairy, added sugars and processed foods.”