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French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure (Vintage)

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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?

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

The million copy, ultimate #1 bestseller that is changing the way Americans eat and live

Dont Diet

Eat Chocolate

Drink Wine

Take Long Walks

Enjoy Life

Stay Slim

the French way

Experience the joie de vivre

of French Women Dont Get Fat

by Mireille Guiliano

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.

www.mireilleguiliano.com.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307387998
Author:
Guiliano, Mireille
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Mirielle Guiliano
Subject:
Diets - General
Subject:
Diets - Weight Loss
Subject:
Healthy Living
Subject:
Diets
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.94x4.78x.97 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307387998 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The million copy, ultimate #1 bestseller that is changing the way Americans eat and live

Dont Diet

Eat Chocolate

Drink Wine

Take Long Walks

Enjoy Life

Stay Slim

the French way

Experience the joie de vivre

of French Women Dont Get Fat

by Mireille Guiliano

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