Tuesday, July 29, 2008

French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

President and CEO of the champagne company Cliquot Inc. is the author of French Women Don't Get Fat . She is not a doctor or nutritionist but she offers commonsense advice like to eat with your heads and not leave the table feeling stuffed or guilty. Other steps include eating regular meals, increasing fruits and vegetables, drinking water, not stocking offenders at home and enjoying yogurt on a daily basis. She states that French women enjoy life from moment to moment which keeps them from seeking consolation in food. Colette, the author of Gigi, has described the table as "a date with love and friendship." By eating with our family and friends and enjoying our meals we'll get sensible pleasure from foods. By adding regular exercise we'll tone our body and mind.

A number of recipes are included, from a weight-loss enhancing leek soup to a lush chocolate mousse. The book is more like a French cookbook rather than an American diet book. Bonne chance!

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