La dieta del maschio Book review
Lucilla Titta, The Diet of the Male. As the most loyal readers of this column know, lately my goal is only one: myself. Enough of men, just think of others, to whom I have made too many sacrifices in the past, putting us back. Now I want to focus on my person. One of the things I am taking care of is also the physical aspect. I’m going to the gym like a pimp, even 6 times a week.
We know that to become beautiful, physical training is not enough, and must be accompanied by a proper diet. I do not trust food advice written in my gym program, the work of people without a serious scientific basis. I’m not satisfied with the articles on the web, because they are too disorganic and maybe not reliable. On the other hand I do not want to spend an eye with a visit to a dietician.
Then another option comes to mind. Strictly alone, my latest generation IPhone in one hand and the gym bag on the shoulder, I walk around my favorite bookstore in Milan to find a volume that fits my case.
The food industry (and not only that) as we know is a jumble of unused disposable publications, which are written in less time than it takes to read them. I look for something written by those who know and maybe published by a known publishing house, which guarantees a certain quality. Here, this may be for me. The author is certainly competent, because – according to the short biography on the band – is a nutritionist biologist and has been practicing freelance in Milan for many years.
It also has the advantage of being specifically dedicated to the diet for humans, which takes into account the “cultural, social and practical aspects” related to the “nutrition and health of the male” (as I read in the Introduction).
This is Lucilla Titta, The Male’s Diet (Rizzoli, 2018, 18 euros).
The amount of advice is very rich, and who is in the age group of the eight characters (and maybe even those who are younger) can easily recognize one or the other, andtherefore evaluate what is the most suitable diet for a particular type of day.
At the back of the book, I try to pull the ranks of The Male’s Diet.
The information given in the first part is very rich; the standard days – and the related menus – of the second part are as many as 80. I must say, therefore, that I am not able to summarize because I would first make it at this point … to transcribe the book.
But I want to share my readers with some things that intrigued me.
As the recipe for mayonnaise without eggs, “light, more rich in iron, B vitamins and isoflavones, precious in the prevention of chronic diseases” (page 60).
For me, I’m fond of mayonnaise, but I can not eat the traditional one because it’s too fat and therefore THE EVIL !!, very good to know! Still on the subject of this food – for which I confess to have a weakness almost as much as for a fascinating silver temple – I find further a gastronomic curiosity that I did not know: the original, authentic vitello tonnato is without mayonnaise. I find that pasta contains 12% protein, when a steak does not contain so many more, 19%.
I put it into practice today, which I ate as a single dish a chirashi (preceded OVVIAMENTE by a miso sauce and a salad with salmon) this trick. Another thing that is repeated is this: it is the dose that makes the poison. Therefore even the much demonized carbohydrates, only hurt if you exceed. In fact in the book The diet of the male is often spoken of carbohydrates, banned in many of the unprofessional diets to avoid of which I spoke at the beginning. For example, one of the “characters” in the book, Luca M., 48, who works six days a week from morning to night at the bar, has a blood sugar problem.
However, the suggested meals admit of sandwiches, as long as with rye bread or wholemeal bread, and without sausages, but with fish and vegetables (pp. 155 and ss.). Furthermore, tolerance towards alcohol also makes me breathe a sigh of relief. In fact, I always say that alcohol is like men: I can not do without it.
Since I work on my new body, therefore, I have not been able to keep myself from this point of view, then feeling guilty. Well, this book allows up to two glasses a day. Also in this, it is the dose that makes the poison. Iuhuuu! Just guilt! In conclusion, the book The Male Diet seems to me ideal for middle-aged gentlemen who want to prevent the more typically male and diet-related diseases indicated in the first part, through the various diets recommended in the second part.
And also to me – that I have spent the thirty, and I am more specifically looking for a diet to put on muscle mass – has provided a lot of interesting information and dietary advice not too radical and “Taliban” of prompt application in practice.
BeautyGuru Giancarlo Guccione