I am really gaining weight as I had started gorging on cheese and ham pizzas three times a day or hamburgers or white sauce pasta. All this food and more has made me gain twelve pounds, which is a great source of worry for me. I like to be fit and fine and in order, and now I can see a paunch appearing on my belly. So my elder sister then told me to start with Mediterranean food. Is Mediterranean food helpful for weight loss? Are there any specific foods that assist in weight loss?