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Lose weight after the holidays? Let yourself be inspired by the cinema – Italian Cuisine


What a struggle and suffering to lose weight! Here's how some films loved by the general public tell us about it

The parties end, the decorations are dismantled and the pounds remain to be disposed of. The ball of many for the month of January seems to be only one: lose weight, get back into shape after the Christmas and New Year binges, where every whim is forgiven. Beyond the classic tips to lose weight, from a good hydration to the expensive old gym membership that last month was there, on the bedside table to get dust, perhaps to heartened by the daily efforts can come to the rescue some of the most iconic characters of the cinema, who, too, have faced the delicate phase of the diet, but with a degree of desperation much deeper than we could ever have.

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Frame from "Bridget Jones's Baby", trailer on Youtube.

Not even at the cinema is easy to lose weight

There are those who have put it all, but just did not make it. At least not without help. Let's talk about the Professor Sherman Klump that, in order to lose weight and conquer the heart of Miss Purty interpreted by Jada Pinkett Smith, she thought before giving us inside with the aerobics (yes, in the Nineties it was called that) and the jogging, and then with a chemical formula in able to reduce body mass with a simple administration. The film was The crazy professor, a small cult with Eddie Murphy, but, perhaps, it is a bit too imaginative to be considered an option.

Better body fatigue, perennial nervousness and healthy exercise. A bit like Bridget Jones which, thanks to the break with the handsome Daniel Cleaver, chooses exhausting sessions of exercise bikes up to burst – not metaphorically – of fatigue. Who said that the pains of love are not good for the line? Another small example, but here we speak, rather than a need, a whim, is the tender Olive of Little Miss Sunshine, which will have only seven years, but also the dream of becoming, one day, Miss America. To do this, think well to give up some pleasure, like an ice cream for breakfast. The father is from his own, but the rest of the family just can not see her with a pout and dry mouth and that's why Olive will end up with the yield and immediately hold the spoon: on the other hand the diet at seven years, even if dreams of become an angel of Victoria's Secret, remains an abomination of which it is impossible to be proud.

Natalie Portman (photo by James Devaney / GC Images).
Natalie Portman (photo by James Devaney / GC Images).

More terrible, until it reaches madness, it is the Nina Sayers which earned the Oscar to Natalie Portman in 2010 for The black Swan. There, so there was the desire to remain lean, not so much for an ideal, but for the need to be perfect, the ethereal nymph weighing like a feather and that the audience applauds with noise since the last row. In the film there is a scene that explains well the obsession of Nina and the intolerance (yet this mica so stable) of the mother: to celebrate his engagement as Cigno Bianco / Cigno Nero of the show Swan Lake set up by Vincent Cassel, Mrs. Sayers thinks well to celebrate the news with a beautiful cream and strawberries cake. Temptation to which Nina strives not to give in, reproving her mother for a too large slice poured on the plate. The scene borders on madness, the lady does to throw the whole cake in the trash can and only then Nina gives a taste of that cake that is her favorite. And did you think you had some diet problems?

really help to purify after the holidays? – Italian Cuisine


According to the expert yes. We asked a dietician for advice on how to deal with a detox diet, but also rich in taste

Lunches, dinners, dinner parties, toasts, aperitifs: all holidays they were the excuse to exceed and let go to binges, but with the beginning of the new year good intentions are popping up and everything is a program schemes and detox diets, which plan to hire so much water, centrifuges and soups, to help the body dispose of accumulated toxins. Is it a commonplace or are these foods really essential to cleanse the body after so many excesses? We asked the doctor Manuela Pastore, dietician at the Humanitas hospital in Milan.

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Centrifuges for breakfast

"We must start well since the morning, Says the doctor,« and instead of the usual biscuits in the cup of milk and coffee, prepare one centrifuge made with fresh fruit, fennel and carrots, foods rich in fiber that help the intestines to clean up, as well as moisturize the whole body well. And then a lot of water because, as the Ministry of Health reiterates, it is indispensable for all the physiological processes and for the biochemical reactions of our body ".

Two liters of water during the day

If you normally are used to drinking 1 liter and a half of water a day, in the period of detox diet you arrive up to two liters or more, starting early in the morning. "Water will also help you lose weight", the doctor states, "because it gives a hand to the body to metabolize the accumulated fat: if you do not introduce enough water into the body, the kidneys function badly and the liver, which has the task of burning excess fats turning them into energy, replaces the work of the latter, leaving out its specific functions. In this way the unburnt fat accumulates, preventing weight loss .

A soup for dinner, full of vitamins

In winter there are plenty of vegetables to choose from to prepare soups or soups. "Among the vegetables", says the doctor, "do not miss those green leaves like cabbage, spinach is broccoli, rich in enzymes that help to dispose of toxins and purify. And then artichokes and fennel, which have diuretic and detoxic action, as well as draining . For a detox diet, you can prepare one mix of these vegetables, putting them in a pot with water and then, once cooked, frying them and seasoning them with a little extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Black cabbage and pumpkin, leeks and spinach, cauliflower and fennel are just some combinations for an effective detox diet and at the same time gratifying in flavors. «Do not forget then, concludes the doctor, «to consume some of them these vegetables also rawas a mid-morning snack: in this way you will get to assimilate all the properties of every single vegetable, to feel a sense of satiety that will prevent you from eating junk food and purifying your whole body. Without efforts and great renunciations .

In the tutorial some tips to prepare delicious soups and centrifuges

During the holidays, make truffle snow – Italian Cuisine


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Truffles & Friends

Black, white, summer or winter, the truffle is an extremely valuable product that is not consumed every day as if it were bread or pasta, but on special occasions to give importance to the moment of newfound family union. If you also do not pay attention during the holidays and you want to make a great impression with friends and relatives, here are some products to donate or to give you to cook to your loved ones dishes that is delicious little to say.

Savini Tartufi

There Savini family for four generations, he sniffed and found the best truffles in the woods of his beloved Tuscany, between Pisa, Florence and Siena, guaranteeing four seasons of luxury. Savini's proposal is enhanced however during the holidays with gift boxes for all ages from The young man to The truffle, the variegates honeys products in collaboration with Thun to serve with cheeses, creams or ice cream and the brand new Black Diamond, black salt with truffles to flavor meat and fish. Find some proposals in the gallery, all Savini products on the online shop and to taste the truffle focusing on quality and tranquility in Milan. Savini Tartufi Truffle Restaurant.

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Urbani Tartufi

Since 1852 Urbani Tartufi brings truffles to the table in Italy and around the world and in these parties launches two exclusive lines Gli Urbanissimi and Gli Urbanissimi Extra, two gift packs containing a varied selection of products, rice, pasta, oil, vinegar, truffle sauces and truffle chocolates. Do not miss anything this Christmas and toast the New Year with taste. Some ideas in the gallery and all the products on the Urbani Tartufi e-shop.

Truffles & Friends

The modern concept of Truffles & Friends was founded in 2010 by the intuition of Alberto and Angelo Sermoneta, who opened in Rome the first place in the world with the truffle protagonist, from sale to tasting. The second opening is in Milan with the Truffle Lounge in Corso Venezia and the third one reaches international borders arriving in Dubai. Many products available in exclusive locations and on the Tatufi & Friends online shop, in the gallery, little gems and exclusive packs to enjoy some great parties.

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