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French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure - Mireille Guiliano
French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure
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This is the book we've all (certainly every woman between 25 and 75) been waiting for. It is classy, chic, convincing, funny, wise, well-written and very timely. It's the ultimate non-diet book, which nonetheless shows us how to eat with balance, control and above all pleasure. Chuck out all the... show more
This is the book we've all (certainly every woman between 25 and 75) been waiting for. It is classy, chic, convincing, funny, wise, well-written and very timely. It's the ultimate non-diet book, which nonetheless shows us how to eat with balance, control and above all pleasure. Chuck out all the radical diet books, think about what you eat and why, and then enjoy eating the right things (and some of the wrong ones) intelligently, and in smaller portions. Eat, like a French woman, with your head not your stomach. Guiliano, French-born and bred, gets the tone absolutely right. She succeeds in that rare high-wire act of being really serious about her subject but without taking herself too seriously; manages to encourage and inspire and amuse, without being bossy or earnest. This is a book that will make you laugh out loud and yet have you following several of her practical precepts within days - everyone who reads it becomes evangelical (French women don't go to the gym, they climb the stairs). It combines just the right balance of memoir, wisdom, wit, delicious recipes, and French common sense. Guiliano emphasizes the virtues of freshness, variety, personal taste, enjoyment and, above all, portion control (research shows that dishes served in US restaurants are 25 per cent larger than those served in restaurants in France!).
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375435485 (0375435484)
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
2.0
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI think there is some useful information in this book. But there is a lot of other stuff going on as well and much of it is outdated.Guiliano's basic premise is that French women don't get fat, because they eat slowly and appreciate their food. They do...
Ali's Magical Reads
Ali's Magical Reads rated it
4.5 The are of "French Women Don't Get Fat" by Mireille Guiliano
This was a pretty unique book that was full of truth and recipes. I really enjoyed it and it has opened my mind to the French culture. I like the little family stories that Mireille tell of her being a girl and her family. Plus, the added bonuses of recipes and deliciousness of some of the recipes t...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 French Women Don't Get Fat
Interesting book, I know it's been debunked by several people but some of the points she makes are actually quite good! Little and often would appear to be the motto, quality over quantity every time!
Always Doing
Always Doing rated it
Mireille Guiliano's un-system for getting thin is simple - look at what you eat, get rid of the worst offenders, cook your own food, take advantage of seasonal items, and enjoy indulgences while making sure to offset them elsewhere. All changes are to be made slowly over time so they don't feel lik...
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3.0 French Women Don't Get Fat
Interesting, and includes some nice recipes. Nothing mind-blowing, just some ways to practice moderation.
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