Lose weight with the Mediterranean Diet
More health and fewer kilos with the MD

Giorgio Calabrese With the collaboration of Caterina Calabrese

€ 14,00
Publisher: Cairo Editore
Collection: Saggi
Pages: 192
ISBN/EAN: 978-88-6052-541-3

Balanced, convivial, transversal, flexible… But also ethics, anthropocentric, joyous, Francescan, and, more than anything, “inclusive” because it includes every kind of food with no exclusions. The MD, the Mediterranean Diet, is a diet able to satisfy everyone: both those who need to lose weight and those with a normal weight. A lifestyle made of rules and habits inspired by the Mediterranean tradition that is synonymous worldwide with good health, illness prevention and a long, healthy life. Because the MD is principally centred on the correct choice of foods and its most important principles are summarized in a few guidelines: more consumption of vegetable proteins in respect to animal proteins; reduction of saturated fats in favour of unsaturated vegetal fats; lowering the all-over calorie quota; increase in complex carbohydrates; introduction of food fibres, a correct alternation between white meat, fish and red meat. An omnivorous alimentation based on healthy cooking techniques. Always in the forefront of the battles for correct alimentation, the authoritative nutritionist Giorgio Calabrese, with the collaboration of his wife Caterina, food technologist and journalist, synthesizes in this book the fundamental principles of MD. All the newest discoveries are taken into account, whether about weight increase or the capacity to lose weight. The book has a dietetic breviary where all can find the best diet for themselves. Because if it is true that every individual needs a personalized plan, it is equally true that the foundations of the Mediterranean Diet, if used, allow everyone to aspire to the right physical and metabolic balance.

The author
Giorgio Calabrese is a surgeon specialized in Food Science. He teaches at the University of Turin, the University of Eastern Piedmont, the Naples Federico II University and the University of Messina. He is a long time member of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the official diet doctor for the Juventus F.C. team. He is a consultant for Uno mattina, Porta a Porta, Linea blu and TG2 Salute. He writes for La Stampa, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, Famiglia Cristiana and collaborates with numerous weeklies. Besides the books he has written with his wife, Caterina, he has written, among others, L’inganno delle diete: errori e rischi delle diete più famose e consigli per ritrovare forma e benessere (Piemme, 2009) and, with Paola Vinciguerra, Stress & dieta (Kowalski, 2012).

Caterina Calabrese
has degrees in Food Technology and in Theology. A freelance journalist since 1990, she writes for various national publications. With her husband, she wrote La dieta dei vostri bambini (Piemme, 1991), La dieta in gravidanza (Sperling & Kupfer, 1997), Bambini, a tavola! (Piemme, 2000), La dieta del Terzo Millennio (La Stampa, 2001) and Cibo etico – Cibo dietetico (Piemme, 2007).

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