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Paperback French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure Book

ISBN: 0375710515

ISBN13: 9780375710513

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

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The #1 national bestseller that launched a fabulous French Revolution about how to approach healthy living: the ultimate non -diet book--now with more recipes. French women don't get fat, even though they enjoy bread and pastry, wine, and regular three-course meals. Unlocking the simple secrets of this "French paradox"--how they enjoy food while staying slim and healthy--Mireille Guiliano gives us a charming, inspiring take on health and eating for...

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El metodo frances funciona

Desde mi adolecencia anduve buscado metodos rapidos de adelgazar. No fue hasta leer este libro que logre librarme de 40 libras y mantener mi peso ideal. Ahora (tal como las Francesas) disfruto de pan, chocolate, pasta, etc en moderacion y sin sentir remordimiento. Tambien aprendi a cocinar muchos platillos a base de vegetales. Este metodo, sin embargo, no funciona para todo el mundo. Si detestas la cocina y buscas cualquier excusa para ordenar comida a casa, entonces este libro no es para ti, ya que adelgazar con el metodo Frances significa comprometerse a aprender a cocinar , ir al mercado con frecuencia y pasarse largas horas en la mesa. Si estas dispuesta/o a tomar el reto, compra el libro de una. Consejos que funcionaron para mi: 1- Sustituir el gimnasio por caminar 2 millas del trabajo a casa todos los dias, y buscar cualquier excusa para subir 3 pisos hasta mi oficina. 2- Cocinar todos los dias. 3- Solo comer fuera en ocaciones super-especiales.

Muy buenos consejos

Me encantó este libro! Yo odio hacer dieta, y la autora te da muchísimos consejos de cómo adelgazar sin tener que sacrificar las comidas que más te gusten. Ya he probado algunas de sus recetas y estan bien ricas. Se los recomiendo!

A Common Sense Approach to Weight Loss That Has Stood the Test of Time

In reading the reviews below, it just never ceases to amaze me the excuses that Americans try to use to justify why we have to stay fat. Most of the negative reviewers have clearly never read the book or have serious comprehension problems or, more likely, simply want to blame "genetics" "busy lifestyle" "kids" "metabolism" or some other scapegoat for their obesity. The only problem with this book is that the author, Mireille Guiliano, doesn't understand the American's Calvinistic/Puritanical complex about weight (no French person could!). In the U.S. being fat is considered a "sin", a "moral failure" rather than what it really is: A (potentially) temporary loss of equilibrium that almost everyone goes through from time to time and has absolutely nothing to do with morals, character, goodness, badness, God, the Devil, or anything else! That's why so many of the reviewers get so defensive and throw out ridiculous, and false, banalities about French smoking habits, attitudes, and, oddly enough, menstruation! "Well yeah I'm fat...but..but..but...hey the French SMOKE!! That's a worse sin than being fat, right?" "Well...uh....yeah I'm fat...but...but.....French women diet to the point of missing their periods!!!" Needless to say, not only is that untrue according to the medical establishment (French women don't have a higher rate of missing periods due to low weight or low percentage of body fat than American women) but can you imagine the consciousness of the idiot (below) who wrote it? Only in America!! First of all, I am obese. I've tried every diet, "lifestyle change", program, shake, bar, book on weight loss there is. I've fasted, I've juiced, I've cut carbs, fat, high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, and everything else you can name. I've done Ornish, Pritikin, Powter, Atkins, Sugar Busters, Suzanne Somers, and on and on and on. These are all unsustainable, dead end weight loss strategies and some (like Atkins and the other low-carb monsters) are extremely bad for your health. My health problems (hypertension, sleep apnea) were prompting me to consider gastric bypass surgery. Then, I found three books: French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano, The Fat Fallacy by Will Clower, and The Martini Diet by "Gin" Sander. Suddenly, food was no longer the enemy, lack of planning and foresight was! Now, I'm been losing weight steadily, my health is slowly improving, and I'm living a sustainable lifestyle that I LOVE!! By truly enjoying the food that I eat. By only eating the very best I can afford (I am not rich). By sitting down and eating like a civilized person and all the rest of the suggestions in this book. Again, I am not rich, so I can't drink Veuve Clicquot with every meal, but I do go down to Trader Joe's and buy a variety of $2 - $5 wines some of which are very good, others not to! Of course, the book is simply a guideline and you don't have to drink wine at all if you don't want too. You don't have to eat chocolate i

Common sense with a French accent

As author Mireille Guiliano, executive of the company Champagne Veuve Clicquot (for those who don't know, one of the better Champagnes in the world), states, it is of course true that there are some French women who do get overweight. However, there are some common sense ideas that she learned as a child, and observed in seeing the general differences between her time in America and her time in France. Guiliano works through her ideas on menu, diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle with anecdotal and personal experience rather than scientific studies; thus, some may disagree with her conclusions. Guiliano does not put out this book in any way to insult the American lifestyle -- on the contrary, Guiliano has had a love affair with the English language (French being her first language) and American culture since her school days. One of the first stories Guiliano recounts is her school year spent in America, during what in this country would be known as high school. A prestigious award, she was excited to learn all about American culture; what she also learned about was chocolate chip cookies and brownies, and ended up returning home after a year abroad by at least 15 pounds heavier. Guiliano reiterates some of the common aspects of French living that Americans have already recognised -- the benefits of red wine on cholesterol, for example, but haven't adapted their general eating habits to reflect good health. Indeed, some have used the use of red wine as an invitation to eat more! Guiliano's recommendations are in many ways common sense. It makes sense to eat a variety of different kinds of food, and always (as French people who shop in small, street-side farmer's market kinds of shops will know) always pick the fruits and vegetables that are in season. Eating a variety of foods does not mean to 'pig out' -- one should eat a lot of different things, but eat in moderation. This means that one should eat with care and deliberation; one should savour food, which, if the food is well prepared and fresh, should be a real delight. Eating more slowly (something that our 'fast food' culture has almost linguistically removed as a possibility) generally means eating less, as the body will feel more full before large amounts of food are consumed. Guiliano has a four-phase plan: the wake up call; the recasting phase; the stabilisation phase; and finally, 'the rest of your life'. This is not a dietary 'boot camp', but rather is a gentle, general shift in patterns that allow one to increase some indulgences (in moderation, of course), along with some changes in overall ideas about food. Guiliano includes recipes, discussions of seasonings that will enhance the culinary experience, ideas for drinking (it should be no surprise that most of us do not drink enough water, and too much by way of soft-drinks), bread and chocolate, and more. The recipes included under the chocolate heading (Chocolate Rice Pudding; Chocolate-Espresso Faux Souffles

Lose Weight the Luxurious French Way!

Mireille Guliano President and CEO of the champagne company Cliquot Inc. is the author of "French Women Don't Get Fat". Guliano travels 180 days of the year, eating out frequently and indulging in rich dishes and other goodies including bread, champagne and chocolate. Yet she manages to stay very slim and trim the French way. "French Women Don't Get Fat" is a wonderful opportunity to look inside this chic French woman's mind and understand how she eats such delicious food, rarely visit the gym yet wears a small size. The 263pg book speaks volumes. It clearly describes how to "think" so you will make the food choices that even if indulgent support a healthy weight. And it describes how to "move" to stay slim and you don't have to go to a gym. You do not have to be in the Zone or give up carbs or fat in order to lose weight. There is no need to micromanage your nutrients. Instead you must temper your indulgences with restraint. It seems so simple - yet millions of overweight Americans don't know how to accomplish this. And with her commonsense explanation M. Guliano explains exactly how to do this. Madame Guiliano is not a doctor or nutritionist. And she has not done scientific studies to test her methods. BUT all she has to do is point to France and the millions of slim Frenchwomen who use her "methode". Madame Guiliano states she learned the process of weight loss when she gained weight after a visit to the States from her Doctor - Dr. Miracle. The good doctor taught her simple steps to achieve a healthy weight. Guiliano took his lessons to heart slimmed down and is now frequently asked how she stays so slim! One of the first steps in the program is recasting. Here you look over the food you eat and you decide what you have to have and what you are willing to eat less of or give up entirely. You also work to get the blatant sugars that create havoc with your chemistry out of your system. There is also a simple recipe for leek soup for a weekend of cleansing for those who wish to jumpstart a weight loss program. You will journal and see what areas cause trouble in your life. Other steps include eating regular meals, increasing fruits and vegetables, drinking water, not stocking offenders at home and enjoying yogurt on a daily basis. The book is really designed for those who understand the calorie concept and have a basic understanding of healthy and non-healthy foods. Though Guiliano does not get into calorie counting since she asks that you track what is causing your weight problems, it's assumed that you know that "faux" foods like twinkies are an offender whereas an apple is not. Her book includes numerous recipes including Asparagus Flan, Grilled Spring Lamb Chops, Yogurt, Baguette, Salad of Duck A L'orange and more. The book is,however, light on sample daily menus. More of what to eat on a daily basis would have been good. The book is a superb read on how the Frenchwoman stays so slim and trim! Freshness, variety, bal
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