Monday, June 30, 2008

What Is The Spartan Diet, Anyway?

The Spartan Diet is influenced by, but is not a re-creation of, foods eaten in Classical Sparta. We know far more about food and nutrition now, and there are far more healthful foods available to us than the limited range available in Ancient Greece.

The Spartan Diet is not a weight-loss diet or fad diet. If you're overweight, you'll almost certainly lose all excess fat on the Spartan Diet. But it's purpose is not mere weight loss. It's not temporary. This is a diet for the rest of your long and healthy life.

And the Spartan Diet is definitely not for everybody. It's not easy -- in fact difficulty is one of its main characteristics (and indeed, one if its chief benefits).

The Spartan Diet is not just a diet, but also an approach, an attitude, a philosophy of food.

So what is the Spartan Diet, exactly? In a nutshell, it's the Spartan ethos applied to what we eat.

The result is what we believe to be the healthiest possible approach to diet available to modern people. The result is a combination of the best elements of the original Mediterranean diet, the Neolithic Diet, the raw food movement and calorie restriction. It draws heavily on the broad range of modern food and health research.

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