Mediterranean Diet Library

The articles below will help you be successful on your Mediterranean plan, learn about nutrition, and gain valuable tips for using MyNetDiary.

Getting Started

starting a Mediterranean diet
Starting a Mediterranean Diet? Here’s how to follow one of the world’s healthiest diets

Here's how to get nourishment and enjoyment from this time-tested and heart-healthy plan.

Mediterranean is one of the healthiest diet
Here's why Mediterranean diet is consistently rated best diet for overall health

Year after year, experts tell us to look to the Mediterranean lifestyle and way of eating.

Foods to fight inflammation
Eat these 7 healthy Mediterranean foods to fight inflammation

Have you heard that inflammation is at the root of many health woes? Take charge by adding these healthy Mediterranean foods to fight inflammation.

Olive oil facts
4 Olive oil facts that may surprise you (and how to get the benefits of this versatile oil

Here are four fascinating olive oil facts I learned while touring an olive grove and processing plant in southern Spain.

10 Mediterranean snacks
10 Mediterranean snacks that take 5 to 15 minutes to prepare

Mediterranean snacks that are healthy and easy to prepare - snacks to fuel you at home or on-the-go.

Create your own workout plan
How to create your own workout plan from scratch

A complete guide on how to create your own workout plan from scratch (no expensive trainer required)

Planning Weight, Calories & Nutrients

Planning weight & calories
Planning weight & calories

Discover how calories planning works at MyNetDiary to help you reach your weight goal.

Personalized nutrition plan
Develop a personalized nutrition plan

Learn how to customize your targets and track more than 108 nutrients with MyNetDiary.

Macronutrients for weight loss
What are macronutrients and what do they have to do with weight loss?

Tracking macronutrients, or "macros", is a part of many weight loss plans. Learn tips for using macronutrients for weight loss, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

What is the Food Grade?
What is the Food Grade?

This article explains what it is and how to use it to make healthier food choices.

Basics of Tracking

Why Use a Diary To Track Diet and Exercise
6 Reasons using a food and exercise tracker app helps with weight loss

This article discusses the many benefits of keeping a food diary.

Understanding how to calculate portion size

Practical tips on portion control, including how to measure and estimate portion size.

Food database
Food search tips: basic and staple foods

Learn how to leverage MyNetDiary’s robust food database, making it quick and easy to log your food.

Sharing recipes
Tips for entering, editing, and sharing recipes in MyNetDiary

Get the most out of using MyNetDiary's recipe feature - learn how to enter, edit, and share your recipes like a pro! These tips are helpful for new and experienced users alike. Read this post even if you think you know how to enter recipes.

Import recipes
Import recipes to your MyNetDiary account for easy and accurate tracking

Do you love to cook but have little time to enter all the recipe ingredients for tracking? MyNetDiary makes it quick and easy to import recipes from the web.

Weight Loss & Maintenance

Hidden Cues To Eating
Hidden Cues To Eating

Learn what drives us to overeat and what you can do about it.

Why am I Not Losing Weight?
Why am I Not Losing Weight?

This article explains why you might have stopped losing weight and offers tips for breaking the plateau.

Weight Loss Maintenance
Weight Loss Maintenance

Congratulations, you have achieved your weight goal! Now what do you do?

Nutrition Basics

Dietary fats
Dietary fats

Learn about different types of fats and how to make healthier food choices.

Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber
Carbohydrates: Starch, sugar, and fiber

This article describes what carbohydrates are and how to make healthier carb choices.

The benefits of eating protein
The benefits of eating protein

Learn about animal and plant sources of protein and how to make smart choices if you are trying to lose weight.

Water - We Need It!
How to figure out how much water you should drink plus an easy way to track it.

Eight glasses of water–is that really how much you should drink every day? Read on to learn about the factors impacting water needs, how much, how often, and how to know if you’re on target.

Diabetes Articles

MyNetDiary provides online tools for tracking blood glucose, insulin, and medications, as well as a special Diabetes Tracker mobile app for iPhone and for Android that can sync with the website. The following two articles provide background information on diabetes, and an overview of tracking diabetes with MyNetDiary — how to get the most out of it.

Diabetes Basics
Diabetes Basics

Describes the basics of healthy eating and carb goals for people with diabetes. This article is also helpful for people with prediabetes.

Tracking diabetes
Diabetes tracking tips

Take charge of your diabetes by tracking your carbs, blood sugar, and medications with MyNetDiary.

Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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