The Mamma Mia! Diet: The Secret Italian Way to Good Health – Eat Pasta, Enjoy Wine, & Lose Weight by Paola Palestini, PDF, 1578267323

The Mamma Mia! Diet: The Secret Italian Way to Good Health - Eat Pasta, Enjoy Wine, & Lose Weight

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  • Title: The Mamma Mia! Diet: The Secret Italian Way to Good Health – Eat Pasta, Enjoy Wine, & Lose Weight
  • Autor: Paola Palestini
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Hatherleigh Press (February 27, 2018)
  • Language: English

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Eat pasta, enjoy wine and lose weight!  The Mamma Mia! Diet brings the health benefits of a Mediterranean-style program with Italian flair and flavor. It is authentic, effective, delicious and fun.

The Mamma Mia! Diet is more than just a meal plan—it’s a complete lifestyle guide. Based on an improved version of the classic Mediterranean diet, the Mamma Mia! Diet provides you with modernized versions of healthy Italian dishes to help you lose weight while still feeling full and satisfied.

The more doctors test it, the more they find that eating Mediterranean is the absolute best way to lose weight. Based on the cooking and eating style of Italy, the Mamma Mia! plan features olive oil, fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish and poultry, whole grains and, yes, wine!

With The Mamma Mia! Diet, you’ll enjoy:

• Better health and improved longevity
• Higher energy levels and improved fitness
• More variety than any other diet
• Fundamental nutrition grounded in tradition and science
• Incredible dishes packed with nutrition and authentic Italian flavor
• A diet that nourishes you and your family, all in one

Food can be more than just delicious. Food is medicine for the body, mind, and soul, and with The Mamma Mia! Diet, you can make the most out of what you eat, all while experiencing an Italian-style atmosphere—and satisfying an Italian-style appetite!

The Mamma Mia! Diet is the modern Italian diet program that lets you enjoy the best of what Italian fare has to offer–absolutely guilt-free! Benefits of The Mamma Mia! Diet include weight loss, diabetes management, cardiovascular health and longevity.

The Italian expression “Mamma mia!” denotes surprise such as “Mamma mia! I am eating good food, drinking wine, losing weight and feeling great!” The Mamma Mia! Diet shows that this is possible.

   • DOCTOR RECOMMENDED. Based on the time-tested Mediterranean diet, combined with a modern twist, The Mamma Mia! Diet gives you everything you need to make lasting lifestyle choices leading to better health, higher energy levels, and increased longevity.

   • ENJOY WHAT YOU EAT. Each meal is specifically crafted with three guiding principles in mind: achieving maximum nutritious value, maintaining the authentic taste of real Italian cuisine, and providing satisfying, filling portions that will leave you feeling energized all day long.

   • EASY-TO- FOLLOW. Every meal featured in The Mamma Mia! Diet can be made quickly and easily using commonly found foods, requiring no special skills.

Based on the well-tested, tried and true Mediterranean diet, with Italian flavor and foods, The Mamma Mia! Diet is a healthy weight loss diet everyone can enjoy!


“…a less restrictive approach to dieting.” —Michele Sculati, MD, PhD “…has reinvented great authentic Italian cuisine.” —Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, USA”…written in a friendly, understandable way that brings common sense to the science of losing weight. The reader learns not just what to do to gain the benefits of the MMD, but why, and that makes all the difference.” —”More variety than any other diet; Fundamental nutrition grounded in tradition and science; Incredible dishes packed with nutrition and authentic Italian flavor; A diet that nourishes both the individual and the family—all in one.” —Midwest Book Review”After a week and a half my husband lost 6 pounds and I lost 2 pounds…we both had more energy and neither of us felt hungry or deprived.” —Beth Gonzalez”…helped me lose weight and feel more energetic! After just four weeks I lost 8 pounds and feel better. ” —Marcia Ridenour“The Mamma Mia! Diet made me feel energetic and lighter in just a few days, still allowing me to eat all of my favorite foods. The recipes are delicious and easy to make, and the tips are useful to figure out your best choices when you dine out or travel. It’s a diet that I know I can turn into a lifestyle for me and for my whole family.” —Francesca Rinonapoli   “Works without feeling like any kind of traditional diet plan. It’s not about starvation or taboo foods. Drink that glass of great wine; enjoy the best made pasta.” —Patti Herman   “The Mamma Mia! Diet combined with a mild exercise program have allowed my body to shed over five pounds in less than three weeks! This is a lifestyle program that I can adapt whether at home or eating out. “ —Marilynn Badzik   “I trimmed up and still have more energy than ever. Definitely a must-read for anyone looking for a fresh take on the Mediterranean diet.” —Yahaira Serrano, DMD   “I have been following The Mamma Mia! Diet for a few weeks and I’ve already lost 7 pounds! I am starting to feel more energetic than I have in years. “ —Julia Young   “I feel more energetic and thankful for the loss of a few pounds! “ —William Philips

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About the Author

Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn is an Italian pharmacist, researcher and food writer with particular attention to healthy eating. Cooking, eating healthy food and staying active have always been her life-long passion and way of life. She has a cooking blog “Passion and Cooking” and contributes to several international magazines. She has previously published in Italy Love is Eating, focusing on Italian culinary culture. Paola Palestini is a biochemistry professor at the Medical School of the University Milano-Bicocca, Italy. She is the coordinator of the Masters in Nutrition and Applied Dietetic programs in addition to teaching in many degree courses including medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, nutrition, and neurology. Recently, Paola has been actively involved in the promotion of the principles of a healthy diet through conferences and in collaboration with several magazines. She is the author of seventy-six scientific articles published in international journals.

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The recipes in this book are easy to make, and most of them are fast to prepare; no special culinary skills are needed. They are suitable for the modern lifestyle in which people do not have so much time for cooking, as they did in the past. The authors’ dedicate a whole section to show you how the Mama Mia Diet is beneficial from a nutritional and scientific perspective. The author’s are two highly professionally qualified scientists. With the Italian lifestyle in mind, the authors have chosen the recipes with passion, trying to include many of the regional traditions of, from the north to the south, some of them belonging to their family’s own culinary tradition. The “Mamma Mia!” note to each recipe, contains some nutritional, historical, personal, and geographical information on the ingredients, as well as substitutes that may be more easily found in other countries. These tips will help you have more fun when preparing these Italian dishes in your kitchen, minimizing stress and maximizing enjoyment. Remember, Italian cuisine, at its heart, requires only three things: “Pasta, amore e fantasia,” —pasta, love and creativity. The recipes are divided into categories like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner to help you construct a balanced daily menu. Also included are four sample seasonal daily menus at the end of this section to give you an idea of how to combine tasty and healthy meals during different periods of the year. In the Guide you will find: Preface and Introduction: Why the Mamma Mia! Diet is Superior to Other Diets Part I: The Principles of the Mamma Mia Diet The Science of the Mamma Mia Diet Benefits of the Mamma Mia! Diet Carbohydrates and the Mamma Mia Diet Fruits and Vegetables and the Mamma Mia Diet Fat and the Mamma Mia Diet Protein and the Mamma Mia Diet Diet Salt and the Mamma Mia Diet Beverages and the Mamma Mia Diet Part II: Top Tips for Success Shop Intelligently Meal Patterns and Planning The Benefits of a Home-Cooked Meal The Basics of Healthy Sleep Tips for Increasing Metabolism Part III: Recipes and Seasonal Menus : Breakfast Starters Lunch Dinner Desserts Seasonal Menus Appendix A: Cooking Techniques Appendix B: The Secret of Pasta Appendix C: Conversion Tables The book is educational, and is a guide to healthy living and weight loss as a bonus. It is a well-organized work with a scientific base, well-formatted script, and the easy to understand why this work has the value-adding role in any culinary and nutritional environment, with specific dedication to the Italian cuisine. I am Italian and appreciate all the hard work done to bring this guide to life. Scarlett Jensen 17 April 2018

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