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The Mediterranean Prescription: Meal Plans And Recipes to Help You Stay Slim And Healthy for the Rest of Your Life (Hardcover)

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    Angelo Acquista, M.D., received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan as an attending physician and clinical instructor. He is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and tropical diseases. He served as medical director for the New York City Office of Emergency Management and on Mayor Guiliani’s Task Force on Bioterrorism. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Survival Guide: What to Do in a Biological, Chemical, or Nuclear Emergency. He lives in New York City.

    Laurie Anne Vandermolen received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and attended the Hunter College Graduate School of Biological Sciences. She has been a medical writer at academic medical institutions for over ten years. Her positions included a post at Rockefeller University, where she studied the behavior and metabolism of lean and obesity-prone rodents on various diets. She lives in New York City with her husband.
    The eating style proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.


    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!


    Dimensions 9.0x7.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780345479242
    Genre COOKING / Health & Healing / Weight Control
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 304
    Publisher Date 2006-04-11 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ballantine Books
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.15 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Meal Plans And Recipes to Help You Stay Slim And Healthy for the Rest of Your Life
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Acquista, Angelo, M.D.

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      i am finding this book informative and very easy to incorporate into my life/diet. meals mostly have very similar products and spices so a few staples can have you ready for most of the recipes. most recipies are 30 mins or less. Meals have been very tasty. Some in my home only like meat potatoes and graveys and if salad only blue cheeze or ranch. They all have enjoyed the flavors of this diet including the oil and vinegar dressings for salads.

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      I was looking for an easy diet plan to follow that did not require counting and measuring and this is it. I lost 10 pounds in seventeen days and I never felt hungry. Not only does this book help put the Mediterranean diet into perspective it also gives information relating to serious health issues that plague Americans. My family history includes heart problems and dementia. This diet addressed the types of foods we should eat to counter attack these issues. You cannot lose in purchasing this book. It does require eating lots of chicken and fish. If you do not like either then this diet will be difficult. For me it is a breeze. Eating healthier and walking a mile per day has made me feel so much better. This diet has also been in the news lately for its great affect with countering dementia.

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