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Beyond The Mediterranean Diet
     

Beyond The Mediterranean Diet

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by MS Layne Lieberman
 

It's true! You can become slender and healthy while enjoying pasta, chocolate, cheese, bread and wine! Internationally recognized nutrition Expert Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN, shows you how in her exciting new book Beyond The Mediterranean Diet, European Secrets Of The Super-Healthy. Award-winning registered dietitian Layne Lieberman discovered that three European

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It's true! You can become slender and healthy while enjoying pasta, chocolate, cheese, bread and wine! Internationally recognized nutrition Expert Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN, shows you how in her exciting new book Beyond The Mediterranean Diet, European Secrets Of The Super-Healthy. Award-winning registered dietitian Layne Lieberman discovered that three European countries were leaders in longevity, with very low rates of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. And yet, these countries-Italy, France and Switzerland-boast some of the world's most decadent foods.

Layne traveled to Europe to learn firsthand just how these countries could combine superb food, a relaxed lifestyle and exceptional health. Now, she shares her findings with readers who face the daily temptations of processed foods loaded with fat, sugar and salt.

To help readers avoid becoming part of the worldwide obesity epidemic, Layne has written Beyond The Mediterranean Diet: European Secrets Of The Super-Healthy. In it, she reveals how to make Europe's health secrets work for you-wherever you live! Includes 50 mouthwatering and nutritious recipes with nutritional analysis. Illustrated in 4-color throughout.

AWARDS: Finalist in the Health/Wellness category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

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Kirkus Reviews
2014-01-03
Cheese, chocolate and wine do have a place in a healthy lifestyle—that's what this debut author and registered dietitian says we can learn from Europe's longest-lived populations. For decades, Americans looked to the traditional diets of people living around the Mediterranean as a model for healthy living—maybe not following that model but definitely chattering about it in books and media coverage. Lieberman, who spent two years living in Geneva, writes that there are plenty of lessons to be learned from other countries in Europe. Switzerland, Italy and France have some of the longest average life spans in the world, as well as low rates of obesity, heart disease and other markers of ill health. The book examines each country one by one and lays out the government's official dietary recommendations, akin to the U.S. food pyramid, along with detailed descriptions of a typical day in the eating life of its citizens. Much of Lieberman's background and advice will be familiar to anyone paying attention to the news: Americans are fat and getting fatter; we're among the fattest people in the world; we eat a diet far too high in processed foods, sugar and fat; we snack too much and generally consume far too many calories. But Lieberman's descriptions of the daily eating habits of her chosen European countries are downright inspiring: Lives marked by pleasurable outdoor exercise; a focus on local, organic foods so satisfying that they discourage overindulgence; regular leisurely sit-down meals that trump Americans' predilection for on-the-go snacking; and, of course, daily indulgences in delicate portions (a square of good dark chocolate, a scoop of gelato, a single biscotto alongside a cup of coffee). It all sounds too romantic to be true, but Lieberman has lived it and brings an infectious enthusiasm to her writing. She concludes each chapter with a list of actionable tips for a European makeover of stateside eating habits and concludes the book with 70 pages of simple recipes, heavy on the whole grains, veggies and lean meats. While not a game-changer, this book repackages familiar diet advice in a friendly, inspiring and practical format.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989181211
Publisher:
WorldRD LLC
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
323,320
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Beyond The Mediterranean Diet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Layne Lieberman’s advice is a sterling example of how to battle the stereotypical ‘American Diet’.  She praises quality ingredients while denouncing the notion of ‘more is better’ and large portions.  She offers a catalog of ideas and methods to retrain your brain and body, allowing yourself to break free from the ‘eat large’ mindset.   Many facets of Layne’s argument for dietary change were completely unknown to me.  Reading, I picked up a few ideas about how cultural differences could effect eating habits.  One example being, the fact that europeans spend less time snacking, and more time socializing.  This idea resonated with me and opened my eyes to the dangers lurking behind the comfortable-sounding habit of “casual snacking.” Beyond the Mediterranean Diet was more than a cook book, it was an exploration of cultural and culinary differences. As a health conscience individual,  I recommend this book as a trustworthy guide to healthier living.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Growing up, my mother constantly argued against the use of antibiotics and other “additives” in food.  She told me that food had always tasted better when she was young, growing up on a farm. It was always her opinion that the downward slide in quality was attributed to the prominent use of food additives.  So, at an early age, I became skeptical of any foods with additives—what Layne refers to as “ingredients you can’t pronounce”—and learned to avoid them like the plague.  The advice provided by Lieberman falls in accordance with my that given to me by my own mother.  The difference is, Layne supports her arguments with facts and reputable knowledge, while my mother simply pokes me with until fork until she’s convinced I’m listening.   Lieberman’s book ‘Beyond the Mediterranean Diet’ didn’t offer advice I couldn’t find somewhere else—it just offered it in the clearest, most supportive way.  And let’s not forget that it’s a cook book! It’s full of knowledge, history, and amazing recipes! I would certainly recommend this book to any who are seeking a healthier, happier diet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 A wonderful, sensible book filled with delicious recipes and artful photographs - a must read! Layne Lieberman takes the reader beyond the Mediterranean Diet and examines the lifestyle and dietary choices of the three european countries with the longest longevity rates. This approach easily applies to a fast paced lifestyle, making it easier to stick with a practical diet and make healthful choices. Her writing is fluid, engaging, and eye-opening, all accompanied by the most scrumptious recipes and beautiful photographs. The recipes are easy to prepare, quick and delicious. I highly recommend the turkey meatballs. They were a crowd pleaser in my household!