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With the Mediterranean Diet as our foundation, we empower individuals to make realistic and sustainable food and lifestyle choices that prevent disease and promote long-term health and well-being.
Easy to follow, delicious, nutritious, effective for weight loss & chronic disease prevention, and still get to enjoy a glass of wine? Enough said!
It’s much more than a diet. It’s a pattern of eating and way of life that emphasizes good food, family and living fully.
It’s not complicated – no counting calories or cutting out entire food groups.
It’s proven effective for weight loss and reducing the risk for chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
It puts food first, so you’ll enjoy delicious, real and whole foods that nourish your body and mind.
“My husband and I have both experienced weight loss, looking and feeling better! My husband's high cholesterol has also decreased. The class agenda of discussion, actual cooking, eating then follow-up review was very helpful.”
“My husband and I realized we needed to improve our eating patterns and habits in an effort to improve and maintain our health and to lose weight. We were looking for an eating lifestyle that was sustainable, easy to follow and enjoyable. Specifically, we wanted to start eating in a more healthful manner. Additionally, we each wanted to lose some weight. With Pam’s coaching and detailed information about the Fully Mediterranean program, we’ve been able to improve our diet and lose weight. Meals are easy to plan and prepare. And, more importantly, are delicious, making it an easy and sustainable lifestyle to adapt to.”
“I love learning new recipes, especially healthy recipes I can use every day. Pam provides a positive learning environment in her Outsmarting Disease with the Mediterranean Diet cooking classes. Each class is small and offers ample opportunities to ask questions and learn more about the concepts of the Mediterranean Diet. She presents the information in such a way that makes it easy to incorporate into daily life. The best part is sitting down together afterwards to taste the final products of what we’ve learned in class.”
“Within 9 months of working with Pam, my weight never fluctuated, my sleep patterns improved and, most importantly, I dramatically enhanced my scores. My HDL went from 36 to 60 mg/dL with similar progress in my LDL and LDL-P results, which my doctor highlights as the single fastest improvement he has ever seen. I was staring down the path of becoming a Vegan - my doctor’s recommendation - which is completely out of the question for a carnivore from West Texas like me. Pam’s program, alternatively, allowed me to maintain a more realistic approach for the rest of my life. While I expect my cholesterol to remain in check, I am actually enjoying my newfound relationship with fish, fruits and veggies, along with the less frequent red meats, of course. Her entire approach is nonthreatening, user friendly and grounded in proven science rather than fads. It starts with education, which was critical for me, and walks through proper planning for meals and snacks. She even helped me dissect menus from my favorite restaurants. ”
“We have found the Mediterranean Diet, although not really a diet but a way of eating and lifestyle, has become a perfect fit in our household. My husband who has taken some of the classes with me and loves to cook and eat, has lost 20 pounds. Once you become familiar with many of the basic ingredients used in most of the recipes, shopping for them becomes a routine. Pam makes all participants feel welcome and comfortable regardless of cooking experience. The UT Public Health students working with Pam are also a great support AND someone else does the dishes!”
"First of all, Pam is incredible to learn from. She is so knowledgable, kind, interesting, relatable and she makes learning interesting and fun. Fully Mediterranean is just that, a comprehensive healthy lifestyle that is sustainable and delicious. Having tried a number of “diets" over the years, Pam has guided me to and through a lifestyle change. The Private Consultations are inclusive of amazing and doable menu items and meal planning for my likes, dislikes, and way of life. The Group Cooking Classes has made my journey one to live by. I live it with 100% awareness and 75%-80% execution. At some point, I confessed to Pam I “fell off the wagon.” She replied, “there is no wagon.” Any change is a choice - one meal, one snack at a time. and a healthy lifestyle can include chocolate or a drink. It’s not about deprivation, it’s about integration. If you’re ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle, then you’re ready for fully Mediterranean and the pleasure of knowing Pam."