French Women Don't Get Fat Diet Review
It's a diet based on eating for pleasure and portion control. Experts explain how it works
French Women Don’t Get Fat: What It Is
If you have ever wondered how the French manage to eat cheese, butter,
baguettes, and drink wine while staying slim, then French Women Don't Get Fat:
The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, by Frenchwoman Mireille Guiliano, may be the
book for you.
French Women Don't Get Fat is actually a non-diet book, loaded with pearls
of wisdom from the chic and fit Mireille Guiliano, also CEO of the champagne
company, Veuve Clicquot.
As a teenager, the author came to the U.S. for school and returned home 20
pounds heavier than when she arrived, blaming large portions and too many
sweets. Upon embracing the eating habits of French women, she restored her
shape with a new understanding of food, drink, and lifestyle that she shares in
The basic premise of French Women Don't Get Fat is that you should eat only
good food of very high quality, eat it in small portions, and savor every
From chocolate to champagne, eat slowly, with all your senses, and make
every dining experience pleasurable so you will be satisfied with smaller
portions of delicious food. No food is off limits, only large portions. No
counting calories, no skipping meals -- just control what you eat.
Not a quick fix or fad diet, French Women Don't Get Fat is a three-month
plan meant to reset your "body's dials" for a lifetime of healthy weight
through slow, gradual weight loss.
Many will love the fact that this plan does not include fitness classes but
instead just plenty of daily physical activity and lots of walking. The author
shows how women can adopt the French style of eating, drinking and moving as
the winning formula for weight control.
French Women Don’t Get Fat: What You Can Eat
A two-day leek soup fast jump-starts the French Women Don't Get Fat plan,
followed by meat or fish, vegetables, and a piece of fruit. During the initial
phase, dieters are asked to evaluate their diets by keeping a food journal to
identify where excess calories are coming from so they can make adjustments.
"You can still have your favorite foods, but try to reduce how often or how
much," says Guiliano.
After monitoring their eating habits, dieters are advised to make small
healthy improvements, such as drinking more water all day long to stay hydrated
and flush out toxins.
Throughout French Women Don't Get Fat, Guiliano describes the lifestyle of
French women that leads to a trim waistline without denial or guilt. She offers
a positive approach to weight control that includes wine, chocolate, and the
oft-shunned white bread excluded in most diet books. She encourages readers to
enjoy food and drink to the fullest while keeping portions in check. Fresh,
wholesome, and seasonal ingredients are highly recommended.