Science and sensuality meet in The Greek Diet, your guide to losing weight while looking and eating like a deity, from the “Martha Stewart of Greece,” world-famous chef Maria Loi, and health journalist and former Olympic athlete Sarah Toland.
Grounded in the Mediterranean lifestyle and developed by world-renowned Greek chef Maria Loi, The Greek Diet combines classic Mediterranean ingredients like olive oil, yogurt, and honey in delicious, healthy recipes that satisfy the soul and the palete. New research shows that the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest food plan in the world, and is especially noted for its positive effects on heart health. With The Greek Diet, you eat to enjoy yourself, just like the ancient Greek gods. There is no starving, no long, grueling hours at the gym, and no restrictive plans eliminating carbs, dairy, caffeine, or alcohol.
Structured around the 12 food pillars of the traditional Greek diet, The Greek Diet includes 100 healthy, authentic, sensual Greek recipes that use delicious unprocessed ingredients, as well as tips for incorporating easy exercises and improved sleep—both metabolism boosters—into your Greek lifestyle. Sprinkled throughout the book are charming and insightful anecdotes from the authors that add flavor and fun. There are also several different meal plans to personalize your journey and help you lose the weight you need while enjoying the foods you love, including a kick-start plan to shed pounds quickly and safely and jumpstart your journey to a slimmer, healthier, happier you.
About the Author
Maria Loi, international ambassador of Greek gastronomy, restaurateur, and public personality, is widely regarded as “the Martha Stewart of Greece.” The author of multiple cookbooks, including the official cookbook for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Maria is known to be the authority on Greek cuisine. Maria has cooked at the White House for President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and 250 guests. She opened Loi Estiatorio in the heart of Manhattan to rave reviews. Maria also takes pride in philanthropic work; she is a founder of Elpida, a foundation to support children with cancer.
Sarah Toland is a longtime health and nutrition journalist and former professional track-and-field athlete. She is currently the food and nutrition director of Prevention magazine and has appeared regularly as a weight-loss expert for Fox News Channel. Sarah also served as the senior health editor of Men’s Journal and Alternative Medicine, the editor in chief of Inside Triathlon, and has written on health and fitness for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated, among other national publications.