21 Day Mediterranean Diet Challenge

I’m happy to announce the 21 Day Mediterranean Diet Challenge! 21 days to a healthier and stronger you!

Let’s work together to build our immune system, feel stronger and feel good about ourselves.

The goal is to start the year as your strongest most  positive self! With this challenge I want to encourage a way of eating and an attitude that makes you feel good physically and mentally. And it is FREE!

What can you expect?

  • Improve your mood
  • Change your eating habits
  • Lose weight naturally
  • Balance blood  sugar  levels
  • Feel more energetic

Starting on Monday,  January 4th, I will be posting on the site every day a small, doable challenge. I’ll be sharing on social media as well. We are in this together, so if you like please share your accomplishments, suggestions, tips, experiences on the site in the comments or on social media , I’ll be using the hashtag #21daymeddiet.

You can join in at anytime! And if you want to get my daily challenge directly to your inbox, just sign up below!

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  • Reply Janice February 11, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Can I start the #21 day challenge now? I just found your terrific website. I’m excited! How do I go to day one?

  • Reply Tracy Hassell January 30, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Just finding….need to start one Monday Feb 1st!!!!

  • Reply Mia January 3, 2021 at 6:28 am

    Hi Elena,
    Coming from an Egyptian background I remember when we were young this exactly the type of diet we were following. No wonder most of us were slim & fit. Everything had dramatically changed though when meat became affordable to be served everyday & desserts became an essential food not occasionally. Following & starting the challenge with you.

  • Reply Kelly Ribeiro January 3, 2021 at 4:46 am

    Thank you for the offer. Is there an inexpensive way to do mediterrane diet?

  • Reply Dawn January 3, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Please add me to your list.

  • Reply Sharon January 2, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Is there a reason that you did not include the 70’s as an age group? I felt ageism discrimination.

  • Reply Linda Walton January 2, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Getting your book soon!

  • Reply R. Joanna January 2, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    So excited- my cookbook arrived today!
    I am looking forward to the 21 day challenge… i need some habit changers. Thank you!

  • Reply Kathleen January 2, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    It takes us awhile to get groceries so would love a list of what I’ll need ASAP so I can join in! Any chance we can get that?

  • Reply Niki Chibucos January 2, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Looking forward to joining you!

  • Reply Mike Conner January 2, 2021 at 3:37 pm


  • Reply Mike January 2, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    Is there a list of food that I should buy this weekend?

  • Reply Hollis January 2, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Does this diet work with hypothyroidism?

  • Reply Angela Stathopoulos January 2, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Looking forward to it!!

  • Reply Jaime H January 2, 2021 at 4:26 am

    Thank you for hosting this challenge! I am excited to join in on the fun. Also, thanks for not starting until Jan. 4

  • Reply KARLA SALAMANCA January 2, 2021 at 4:09 am

    I did this diet last year before the quarantine hit & I liked it but found it difficult because I don’t like a lot of vegetables. Is there a way to do this diet without too many veggies. I can do tomatos, broccoli, corn & peas but hate green beans, bell peppers, cauliflower, etc. Help!

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN January 2, 2021 at 8:10 am

      Perhaps you can focus only on the vegetables you like.Vegetables are the main component of this way of eating.

  • Reply Ginger sznakowski January 2, 2021 at 1:17 am

    I keep trying but it won’t accept my correct CAPTCHA.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN January 2, 2021 at 8:11 am

      Hi Ginger,
      Thank you for letting me know. Sorry about that, I can go ahead and add you,just let me know. We’ve had many visitors signing in and slowing us a bit temporarily.
      Thank you for your patience!

  • Reply JJ January 1, 2021 at 11:16 pm


  • Reply Sunny January 1, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Do I have to be on Facebook or other social media to participate? No SM accounts for me!

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN January 2, 2021 at 8:16 am

      Hi Sunny,
      I will be posting each challenge on the site,so you can check here.

  • Reply Debbie Colletti January 1, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Living with severe back and joint pain. Mediterranean diet was recommended to me.

  • Reply Nikki January 1, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    I am trying to join this challenge, but it keeps staring there is an error. Is there another way to join?

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN January 2, 2021 at 8:18 am

      Hi Nikki, Sorry about that, I can go ahead and add you,just let me know. We’ve had many visitors signing in and slowing us a bit temporarily.
      Thank you for your patience!

  • Reply Sharon Austin January 1, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Diagnosed with non alcohol cirrhosis. Was advised mediterranean-diet-meal-plan was recommended..

  • Reply CF Wells January 1, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    I love Mediterranean food. I am in.

  • Reply Karen Frye January 1, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Yes! Sign me up!

  • Reply Patricia Ray January 1, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Looking forward to trying your Med. Recipes Also am hoping to lose some weight and control my high blood pressure and heart failure Happy New Year

  • Reply Kevin January 1, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    New year with something positive to look forward to already ! Perfect

  • Reply Jermaine January 1, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Pretty much eating this way all my life, I like the name you use, as I am Italian and love olives and tomatoes, looking forward to your meal selections, mangia mangia feed jumia.

  • Reply Vicky Oliveri January 1, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Sign me up, I’m in!!!

  • Reply Phyllis Shaw January 1, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Free, thank you thank you

  • Reply Julia Gomez January 1, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    My doctor has suggested that the Mediterranean diet is the best one out there! I would love to try it, but I’m allergic to fin fish, would I be able to do the challenge?

  • Reply Leslie Beach January 1, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    I don’t eat seafood so is there something i can do instead of fish?

  • Reply Marleen January 1, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    What type of tops will be included

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN January 2, 2021 at 8:20 am

      Hi Marleen!
      As mentioned in the post, I will be posting on the site every day a small, doable challenge.


  • Reply Justin January 1, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    I switched to a mediterranean style diet after being diagnosed with absurdly high cholesterol! In one single month I lost 20lbs without even exercising (my messed up back makes it hard), it was super easy to do, the only down side is that fish is expensive, and too much tinned fish is bad for my sodium intake. You are going to have a great time with this!

  • Reply Diane January 1, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    How much does it cost?

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