What is a Mono-Diet?
A diet where you favor one particular food for an extended period of time, often to control weight or reap its nutritional benefits.
While eating one food regularly may not be harmful, avoiding all foods but one can affect your health.
Layne shares her viewpoint about the best way to approach this style of eating. Click on the link below to read the article:
For the original article follow this link: http://www.youbeauty.com/nutrition/mono-diet-benefits
Excerpt from the article:
Focus on quality. “If you’re going to eat one thing every single day, make sure it’s the highest quality,” says Layne Lieberman-Liebelson, R.D., author of the upcoming “Beyond the Mediterranean Diet.” For example, if you love fish, make sure you choose ones low in mercury, such as wild salmon and mackerel, or go for organic vegetables and legumes, such as sweet potatoes and lentils.
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Eat a mini mono-meal. Maybe your workday is too unstructured to commit to the mono-meal. You can still reap the benefits of a routine eating plan with your afternoon snack. Examples: “A 6-ounce container of organic low-fat or fat-free plain or vanilla yogurt with an ounce of walnuts or dry-roasted almonds,” says Lieberman-Liebelson. “Or make your banana the mono and rotate the prep: Pair it with either 6 ounces of plain Greek yogurt, one tablespoon of natural almond or peanut butter, or put it in a smoothie with one cup of baby kale and a half cup of almond milk.”
September 17, 2013
I understand that we need some FAT’s. For the sake of this question, I am specifically referning to Canola and Olive Oil. I know they contain some really great, healthy fats BUT they do also contain some bad and saturated fats. In proportion, the good outweighs the bad but my question is, assuming a person already has an excellent diet and exercise program and very balanced lipid levels (from CBC), all things being equal, would they be better off consuming NO extra OILS (that DO contain “some” bad fats) OR should they consume some light, health”IER” oils so that they get the benefit of the poly and mono unsaturated fats. I know the key is in moderation and it is next to impossible to get good fats, without getting some bad one but I just wanted to get your thoughts.
Also- any tips on healthy eating would be appreciated…
October 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your question regarding the addition of oils to the diet. You are correct in noting that even the oils we refer to as healthier, like olive and canola, do still contain some saturated fatty acids. If one consumes fats from whole foods like avocados, dry-roasted or raw nuts and seeds, whole grains, flax and fatty fish (or vegetarian sources of omega 3s), there is no need to include oils in the diet. Oils are refined and processed,so if you choose to include oils in your diet, choose varieties that are organic, cold-pressed and extra-virgin (as in olive oil). Use oils sparingly and avoid heating at high temperatures (give up frying)! For example, I use a dash of hot pepper sesame oil in my stir-fries because a little goes a long way. My book titled “Beyond The Mediterranean Diet: European Secrets Of The Super-Healthy” will be released in November 2013. I urge you to read it, it’s a wealth of information and includes easy recipes and beautiful photography. Cheers! Layne