The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid is vastly different from the USDA pyramid. Meat is to be eaten on a monthly basis. Sweets, eggs, poultry and fish should be eaten on a weekly basis. Cheese and yogurt, olive oil, fruits, beans, nuts, legumes, vegetables, bread, pasta, rice and other whole grains should be enjoyed on a daily basis.
On the bottom tier, there is a place for daily physical activity. This is a key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
By eating foods rich in flavor and healthy fats and exercising on a regular basis, you'll reap the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet.