Tuesday, April 15, 2008

French Women Don't Get Fat

French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

I like to listen to audio books while I am driving...which I find myself doing so much more of now that I am driving Preston to and from work so often. When I was checking out a new set of audio books last time I was at the library the kids had hit the end of their 6min attention spans and so I had to get some books and FAST! This book was thrown in my bag in the last instant, I am not one for diets...I really don't believe in them. I have always preferred to just eat better foods and exercise - a book or person telling me what to eat just isn't my style - but this book I actually really enjoyed! It's all about enjoying food, savoring the textures and flavors, and enjoying indulgences - THAT"S MY KIND OF BOOK!

Book Info:
Her book, French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, in which she recommends bread, Champagne, chocolate and romance as key ingredients to a balanced diet and lifestyle, captured the imagination of an overweight world tired of yo-yo diets and became a runaway best seller around the globe in 2005. In less than six months, well over 1 million copies of the book were printed, and sales drove it to the top of the best seller charts in many countries, including the USA. A cultural phenomenon that inspired cartoons in the New Yorker and a host of imitations, it has been translated into 37 languages, and continues to be read widely. She followed up this book in fall 2006 with French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes and Pleasure, devoted to l’art de vivre (the art of living). French Women Don’t Get Fat enabled readers to enjoy a healthier relationship with food while French Women for All Seasons enables readers to enjoy a healthier relationship with life. In both, through her personal stories and illustrations, she espouses living life to the fullest by embracing quality, sensitivity, seasonality and pleasure while maintaining a healthy equilibrium.

1 comment:

Lauren Horsley said...

Can I please tell you the REAL reason why French women don't get fat? They walk everywhere, and smoke like chimneys as they go. FOR REAL. Walking everywhere is great - Europeans are more fit in general because of this. But the entire continent is alive with the smell of tobacco!!! I got pregnant while we were living in Switzerland and seriously, if Jude has any mental defficiencies I plan to blame it on the millions of skinny skanks puffing away right in front of my face on the metro. Europe is lovely for many other reasons and I do have to say that they cook with much fresher ingredients and don't eat nearly as much fast food as we do. But I am tired of this smug attitude that they are so much healthier than we are. Nicotine is an appetite suppressant, plain and simple.