The Mediterranean Prescription

The Mediterranean Prescription

Meal Plans and Recipes to Help You Stay Slim and Healthy for the Rest of your Life

Book - 2006
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The eating style proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

LOSE WEIGHT, STAY FIT, AND FEEL GREAT WHILE EATING SOME OF THE MOST DELICIOUS AND HEALTHIEST FOOD ON EARTH.

Renowned for its dazzling beauty and delectable cuisine, the Mediterranean island of Sicily has historically one of the healthiest diets in the world. Recent studies show that this eating style can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and depression, and that it can even increase fertility rates! Now all the succulent flavors and myriad benefits of Sicilian cooking are yours to savor in the very first weight-loss program that will not only help you effortlessly shed unwanted pounds but will become a prescription for a lifetime of nourishing, palate-pleasing fare.

Created by respected physician Dr. Angelo Acquista, who has successful counseled his patients on weight management for years, The Mediterranean Prescription starts with a two-week weight-loss stage that includes simple, delectable recipes to help you lose eight to ten pounds right away. Still convinced that all diets leave you feeling deprived? Imagine eating Baked Zucchini with Eggplant and Tomatoes, Sweet-and-Sour Red Snapper, Chicken Cacciatore, Pasta Fagioli, and Baked Onions. Dr. Acquista culled his Sicilian mother’s recipe box for the most mouthwatering recipes–plus he includes meals from famous chefs at top Italian restaurants, such as Cipriani and Serafina. If you follow these lifestyle-changing suggestions, you will enjoy

• long-term success: Eat the foods you love and enjoy–bread, pasta, and all your favorite Italian dishes–while adopting healthier eating habits.
• no more addictions: A two-week “tough love” stage helps you kick the habit of sugar, junk food, and preservatives.
• zero deprivation: The Sicilian way of cooking and combining foods means less snacking in between meals, and less temptation to fill up on desserts.
• family-friendly recipes: Children will love and benefit from the dishes as well, so you can share the good eating and the good health.

Plus you’ll find vital information on how being overweight affects each part of your body, including the skin, brain, heart, liver, joints, back, and breasts.

Most people don’t realize that many of their health problems derive from unhealthful weight. Discover the Sicilian secret to a happy life. Capture a pleasurable way of eating that will bring all the blessings and bounty of the Mediterranean to your table, to your life, and to your health!

Baker & Taylor
The island of Sicily has historically one of the healthiest diets in the world. Now the flavors and benefits of Sicilian cooking are yours to savor in this weight-loss program. Created by physician Acquista, who has successfully counseled patients on weight management for years, the program starts with a two-week weight-loss stage that includes simple recipes to help you lose eight to ten pounds right away. Dr. Acquista culled his Sicilian mother's recipe box for the most mouthwatering recipes--plus he includes meals from famous chefs at top Italian restaurants, such as Cipriani and Serafina. The Sicilian way of cooking and combining foods means less snacking in between meals, and less temptation to fill up on desserts. Also, a two-week "tough love" stage helps you kick the habit of sugar, junk food, and preservatives.--From publisher description.Explains the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in promoting overall health, and discusses how to achieve proper weight with meal plans and recipes that emphasize moderation in one's eating habits.

Baker
& Taylor

Touting the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in promoting overall health and well-being, a guide to good eating explains how to achieve one's proper weight with a collection of meal plans and more than one hundred recipes that teaches readers how to practice moderation in one's eating, as well as intelligent indulgence. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345479242
0345479246
Characteristics: xii, 306 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Vamdermolen, Laurie Anne

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Jul 24, 2015

Excellent book. Should be read by everyone and not just for the diet aspect but informative on how enjoying life and food and family are essential. Great authentic recipes too.

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