I'm writing this article today because so many people would like to lose at least ten or more pounds in the new year.

The question is, can we discipline ourselves enough with the right diet plan to reach our goals in 2022? All I can say is I'm willing to give it a try.

The one thing I'm guilty of is eating too much red meat, sugar, carbs, and saturated fats. If I'm going to lose any weight in the new year, things have got to change.

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That's why I'm going to focus more on the Mediterranean diet. This diet is ranked as one of the healthiest eating plans out there.

And here's the best part, it's low in red meat, sugar, and saturated fats. The Mediterranean diet sounds very good to me and to so many others.

According to insider.com:

It is based on the lifestyle of Mediterranean countries like Greece and Italy, and focuses on consuming vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, legumes, fish, olive oil, nuts, and seeds.

This sounds so healthy and good for you considering the fact that I would have to give up just about everything I eat.

First of all I eat too many carbs every single day. I consume too much bread, candy, pasta, fries, pizza, and so much more.

The Mediterranean diet is very popular and so many people love it because this diet focuses on plant based foods along with a moderate amount of lean protein.

Lean protein such as fish and a little bit of poultry and eggs. Sounds good to me.

Insider.com also tells us:

Moreover, the Mediterranean diet is considered to be extremely healthy. Researchers have been studying its health benefits for decades and discovered that following the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and more.

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