Hey! Hey! My name is Adrienne Hellar. And I’m the blogger behind The District Nerd, a blog about home brewing and technology. When the Wine’ing Momma put out a call for guest bloggers, I was excited to have the opportunity to share something else that I’m passionate about- healthy eating. In particular getting started on the Mediterranean diet with my favorite dish.
Like most African-American families, high-blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes are common in my family. In my teens, I decided I didn’t want that for myself. I wanted a long life free of pills. I wanted to be physical fit until the very end. So I familiarized myself with the health warnings of my time, which included staying away from fried food, saturated fat, and eggs. Fad diets like the Zone and the Atkins diet do not intrigue me. Instead I am drawn to making quality lifestyle changes, that look at eating food in a healthy way. Eating the same food the same way all the time gets boring mentally and physically. So I’m always searching for new diets that introduce me to alternative ways of looking at food. [Read more…]