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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Table of Contents
Foreword Judith A. Gilbride 1
Introduction: Why We're Losing the Fight with Fat 3
My Lifelong Search for the Healthiest Diet 7
Part 1 A Fork in the Road-And a Revelation! 11
Chapter 1 Discovering Europe's Three Healthiest Countries 13
Chapter 2 The Secrets of the Swiss Diet 19
Chapter 3 The Secrets of the Italian Diet 45
Chapter 4 The Secrets of the French Diet 67
Part 2 Going Beyond the Mediterranean Diet 95
Chapter 5 What to Expect Beyond the Mediterranean Diet 97
Chapter 6 Size Does Matter-Toss Out Those Large Plates 105
Chapter 7 Change Your Attitude Toward Food 115
Chapter 8 Food Shopping-The European Way 129
Chapter 9 Dine Out Boldly 153
Part 3 Recipes for a Guilt-Free Indulgence 169
Chapter 10 Breakfast-Le Petit Dejeuner 171
Chapter 11 Lunch-Pronto! 185
Chapter 12 Snacks, and Hors d'Oeuvres 199
Chapter 13 Dinner-Bon Appétit 213
Chapter 14 Dreamy Desserts and Fabulous Finales 227
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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!