New Year, New Me: 3 Mediterranean Diet Secrets

#1 Embrace Healthy Fats With a Splash of Olive Oil

#2 Prioritize Plant-Based Meals – Fill Your Plate With Veggies

#3 Mindful Eating & Social Connections: The Secret Sauce

Maybe the best tip we can give you for healthy eating in 2024 is this: enjoy your food and eat it with friends or family. Communal eating has always been a big part of Mediterranean culture, bringing people together around a table to talk, laugh, and share some quality time. Food should be delicious, nobody is arguing with that, but what really makes a meal is who you’re sharing it with.

Our fast-paced lives make it temptingly easy to eat alone, often at our desks. Make a point to share your meals, even if it’s just once a week at your favorite Mediterranean restaurant in New York. It’s a great way to schedule time to see all your favorite people. You have to eat anyway, so you might as well do it in good company.

Sometimes, eating alone can’t be avoided, but that’s where mindful eating comes in. The Mediterranean diet has never been about counting calories – it’s about portion control and savoring every mouthful. If you eat too fast, you’ll have had second and third helpings before your stomach even registers that it was actually full after one.

Food isn’t just fuel; it’s pleasure, it’s joy, it’s a flavor experience. Close your eyes and focus on the flavors on your tongue, the texture of the food in your mouth. Enjoy the bite before you take another. Trust us, it’ll change the way you think about your next meal.

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