More than just a meal plan—The Mamma Mia! Diet is a complete lifestyle guide. An improved version of the classic Mediterranean diet, The Mamma Mia! Diet provides healthy Italian dishes to help you lose weight while still feeling full and satisfied.

The more doctors test it, the more they find that Mediterranean-type diets are the absolute best way to lose weight and enjoy good health. Based on the cooking and eating style of Italy, The Mamma Mia! Diet includes olive oil, fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish and poultry, whole grains and, yes, pasta and wine!

The Mamma Mia! Diet was created by two native-born Italian professionals—a biochemist and a culinary specialist—who together present the secrets to good health, weight management and longevity… attributes of their fellow paesano.

The promised benefits of The Mamma Mia! Diet, include:

    • Better health and improved longevity
    • Higher energy levels and improved fitness
    • More variety than any other diet
    • Fundamental nutrition grounded in tradition and science
    • Incredible dishes packed with nutrition and authentic Italian flavor
    • A diet that nourishes

Food can be more than just delicious. Food is medicine for the body, mind, and soul, and with The Mamma Mia! Diet, you can make the most out of what you eat, all while experiencing an Italian-style atmosphere—and satisfying an Italian-style appetite!

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About the Authors

Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn is an Italian pharmacist, researcher and food writer. Cooking, eating healthy food and staying active have always been her life-long passions. She has a cooking blog “Passion and Cooking,” and contributes to several international magazines. She has previously published in Italy Love is Eating, focusing on Italian culinary culture.

Paola Palestini is a biochemistry professor at the Medical School of the University Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Recently, Paola has been actively involved in the promotion of the principles of a healthy diet through conferences and in collaboration with several magazines. She is the author of seventy-six scientific articles published in international journals.


Praise for The Mamma Mia! Diet

The Mamma Mia! Diet guides you through a less restrictive approach to dieting… providing you with a long-term strategy for better nutrition.” —Michele Sculati, MD, PhD

“…has reinvented great authentic Italian cuisine.” —Sheila Johnson, Co-Founder of BET and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, USA

“…handles with competence and humor the scientific aspects of food, debunking platitudes, slashing fake news and leading us towards […] better health and longevity.” —Claudia Sorlini, Professor, University of Milan

“Thanks to Paola, to her incredible capacity of making the chemistry of the ingredients a pleasant conversation. We are what we eat… it’s a saying we have heard so many times and Paola is able to give a sense to these words!” —Chef Andrea Campi


Testimonials for The Mamma Mia! Diet

“After a week and a half my husband lost 6 pounds and I lost 2 pounds…we both had more energy and neither of us felt hungry or deprived.” —B. Gonzalez

“…helped me lose weight and feel more energetic! After just four weeks I lost 8 pounds and feel better. ” —M. Ridenour

The Mamma Mia! Diet made me feel energetic and lighter in just a few days, still allowing me to eat all of my favorite foods. The recipes are delicious and easy to make, and the tips are useful to figure out your best choices when you dine out or travel. It’s a diet that I know I can turn into a lifestyle for me and for my whole family.” —F. Rinonapoli

“Works without feeling like any kind of traditional diet plan. It’s not about starvation or taboo foods. Drink that glass of great wine; enjoy the best made pasta.” —P. Herman

The Mamma Mia! Diet combined with a mild exercise program have allowed my body to shed over five pounds in less than three weeks! This is a lifestyle program that I can adapt whether at home or eating out.” —M. Badzik

“I trimmed up and still have more energy than ever. Definitely a must-read for anyone looking for a fresh take on the Mediterranean diet.” —Y. Serrano

“I have been following The Mamma Mia! Diet for a few weeks and I’ve already lost 7 pounds! I am starting to feel more energetic than I have in years. ” —J. Young

“I feel more energetic and thankful for the loss of a few pounds! ” —W. Philips