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French Women Don't Get Fat

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ISBN13: 9781400042128
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Stylish, convincing, wise, funny — and just in time: the ultimate non-diet book, which could radically change the way you think and live.

French women don't get fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and regularly enjoy three-course meals. In her delightful tale, Mireille Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of this "French paradox" — how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view of health and eating for our times.

As a typically slender French girl, Mireille (Meer-ray) went to America as an exchange student and came back fat. That shock sent her into an adolescent tailspin, until her kindly family physician, "Dr. Miracle," came to the rescue. Reintroducing her to classic principles of French gastronomy plus time-honored secrets of the local women, he helped her restore her shape and gave her a whole new understanding of food, drink, and life. The key? Not guilt or deprivation but learning to get the most from the things you most enjoy. Following her own version of this traditional wisdom, she has ever since relished a life of indulgence without bulge, satisfying yen without yo-yo on three meals a day.

Now in simple but potent strategies and dozens of recipes you'd swear were fattening, Mireille reveals the ingredients for a lifetime of weight control — from the emergency weekend remedy of Magical Leek Soup to everyday tricks like fooling yourself into contentment and painless new physical exertions to save you from the StairMaster. Emphasizing the virtues of freshness, variety, balance, and always pleasure, Mireille shows how virtually anyone can learn to eat, drink, and move like a French woman.

A natural raconteur, Mireille illustrates her philosophy through the experiences that have shaped her life — a six-year-old's first taste of Champagne, treks in search of tiny blueberries (called myrtilles) in the woods near her grandmother's house, a near-spiritual rendezvous with oysters at a seaside restaurant in Brittany, to name but a few. She also shows us other women discovering the wonders of "French in action," drawing examples from dozens of friends and associates she has advised over the years to eat and drink smarter and more joyfully.

Here are a culture's most cherished and time-honored secrets recast for the twenty-first century. For anyone who has slipped out of her zone, missed the flight to South Beach, or accidentally let a carb pass her lips, here is a buoyant, positive way to stay trim. A life of wine, bread — even chocolate — without girth or guilt? Pourquoi pas?

Review:

"Mireille Guiliano's book is slender, elegant, well-spoken, sensible, and unembarrassed by the frank embrace of stratagems...just like the French women whom she holds up to the reader to admire and, if we can, to emulate." Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon

Review:

"Part Proustian memoir, part guide to living well, part recipe for Miracle Leek Soup, this book announces its distance from the Zone, the Atkins and all the rest on the very first page...Even the most skeptical and envious woman will find it hard to hold out against the charms of a beautifully written book that features both chocolate and love as key ingredients in a balanced diet." Allison Pearson, The Daily Telegraph (London)

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"I recognized things from my own French background and discovered quite a bit more. An important and fascinating book for all those people out there who've ridden the vicious diet roller coaster to failure." Nicole Miller

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"Not only delicious, but a true story from one of the greatest ladies in the world." Chef Emeril Lagasse

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"French Women Don't Get Fat is not only charming and witty, but useful. It made me want to run out and buy a pound of leeks and a bottle of Champagne!" Sharon Boorstin, author of Cooking for Love and Let Us Eat Cake

Review:

"The perfect book for the more literate dieter...A blueprint for building a healthy attitude toward food and exercise....Full of down-to earth advice....We'd all be thinner (and happier) if we followed it." San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

Stylish, convincing, wise, funny-and just in time: the ultimate "non-diet book, which could radically change the way you think and live. <BR>French women don't get fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and regularly enjoy three-course meals. In her delightful tale, Mireille Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of this "French paradox"-how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view of health and eating for our times. <BR>As a typically slender French girl, Mireille (Meer-"ray) went to America as an exchange student and came back fat. That shock sent her into an adolescent tailspin, until her kindly family physician, "Dr. Miracle," came to the rescue. Reintroducing her to classic principles of French gastronomy plus time-honored secrets of the local women, he helped her restore her shape and gave her a whole new understanding of food, drink, and life. The key? Not guilt or deprivation but learning to get the most from the things you most enjoy. Following her own version of this traditional wisdom, she has ever since relished a life of indulgence without bulge, satisfying yen without yo-yo on three meals a day. <BR>Now in simple but potent strategies and dozens of recipes you'd swear were fattening, Mireille reveals the ingredients for a lifetime of weight control-from the emergency weekend remedy of Magical Leek Soup to everyday tricks like fooling yourself into contentment and painless new physical exertions to save you from the StairMaster. Emphasizing the virtues of freshness, variety, balance, and "always pleasure, Mireille shows how virtually anyone can learn to eat, drink, and move like a French woman. <BR>Anatural raconteur, Mireille illustrates her philosophy through the experiences that have shaped her life-a six-year-old's first taste of Champagne, treks in search of tiny blueberries (called "myrtilles) in the woods near her grandmother's house, a near-spiritual rendezvous

About the Author

Born and raised in France, Mireille Guiliano first lived in America as an exchange student and came back for good early in her professional career. She is president and CEO of Clicquot, Inc., whose headquarters are in New York, and a director of Champagne Veuve Clicquot in Reims. Married to an American, Mireille lives most of the year in New York and makes frequent trips to Paris as well as across America.

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katie_lucky16, February 17, 2008 (view all comments by katie_lucky16)
I recently purchased and read this book and I must say that this is the best non-diet book I've ever read. The author made it really interesting and very helpful. I would recommend this book to anyone especially to people who want to know how French women stay thin. I'm sure I'll be re-reading this book many times.
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lewis1099, January 6, 2007 (view all comments by lewis1099)
I've heard and read some really great things about this book and I can't wait to read it for myself! I studied the French language in college, but we never really got into the people. I am excited to learn more about the way the French see life, especially where food and fun come into play. I am also looking forward to the French Woman For All Seasons. It sounds like a really great book to relax and enjoy life, which is so profoundly missing in today's society.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400042128
Author:
Guiliano, Mireille
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Weight Loss
Subject:
Diets - Weight Loss
Subject:
Healthy Living
Subject:
Reducing diets
Subject:
Food -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Diets
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-C; 14 ILL. BY R. NICHOLS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.50x5.88x.98 in. .98 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9781400042128 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mireille Guiliano's book is slender, elegant, well-spoken, sensible, and unembarrassed by the frank embrace of stratagems...just like the French women whom she holds up to the reader to admire and, if we can, to emulate."
"Review" by , "Part Proustian memoir, part guide to living well, part recipe for Miracle Leek Soup, this book announces its distance from the Zone, the Atkins and all the rest on the very first page...Even the most skeptical and envious woman will find it hard to hold out against the charms of a beautifully written book that features both chocolate and love as key ingredients in a balanced diet."
"Review" by , "I recognized things from my own French background and discovered quite a bit more. An important and fascinating book for all those people out there who've ridden the vicious diet roller coaster to failure."
"Review" by , "Not only delicious, but a true story from one of the greatest ladies in the world."
"Review" by , "French Women Don't Get Fat is not only charming and witty, but useful. It made me want to run out and buy a pound of leeks and a bottle of Champagne!"
"Review" by , "The perfect book for the more literate dieter...A blueprint for building a healthy attitude toward food and exercise....Full of down-to earth advice....We'd all be thinner (and happier) if we followed it."
"Synopsis" by , Stylish, convincing, wise, funny-and just in time: the ultimate "non-diet book, which could radically change the way you think and live. <BR>French women don't get fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and regularly enjoy three-course meals. In her delightful tale, Mireille Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of this "French paradox"-how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view of health and eating for our times. <BR>As a typically slender French girl, Mireille (Meer-"ray) went to America as an exchange student and came back fat. That shock sent her into an adolescent tailspin, until her kindly family physician, "Dr. Miracle," came to the rescue. Reintroducing her to classic principles of French gastronomy plus time-honored secrets of the local women, he helped her restore her shape and gave her a whole new understanding of food, drink, and life. The key? Not guilt or deprivation but learning to get the most from the things you most enjoy. Following her own version of this traditional wisdom, she has ever since relished a life of indulgence without bulge, satisfying yen without yo-yo on three meals a day. <BR>Now in simple but potent strategies and dozens of recipes you'd swear were fattening, Mireille reveals the ingredients for a lifetime of weight control-from the emergency weekend remedy of Magical Leek Soup to everyday tricks like fooling yourself into contentment and painless new physical exertions to save you from the StairMaster. Emphasizing the virtues of freshness, variety, balance, and "always pleasure, Mireille shows how virtually anyone can learn to eat, drink, and move like a French woman. <BR>Anatural raconteur, Mireille illustrates her philosophy through the experiences that have shaped her life-a six-year-old's first taste of Champagne, treks in search of tiny blueberries (called "myrtilles) in the woods near her grandmother's house, a near-spiritual rendezvous

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