French Women Don't Get Fat

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AUTHOR:  Mireille Guiliano

TITLE:  French Women Don't Get Fat

PUBLISHER:  Chatto & Windus

ISBN:  9780701178123

DESCRIPTION:  S/H Hardback, As New

Mireille Guiliano rejects the notion of American yo-yo dieting, and instead lays out the classic principles of French gastronomy plus time-honored secrets of French women, all told through anecdotes and personal stories of success.

Her advice includes smaller portion size, savoring food to increase the feeling of satisfaction, choosing a small amount of high quality food rather than larger amounts of low quality food, and taking plenty of liquid such as water, herbal tea, and soup.

Guiliano says French women don't get fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and regularly enjoy three-course meals. Above all, the book outlines pleasure as a motivating factor in losing and maintaining weight. In an interview Guiliano admitted that

The book has been translated into 37 languages, with 42 foreign editions, sold over one million copies, and was a New York Times #1 bestseller.[2]

In 2006 Guiliano followed up the enormous success of her first book with a second, French Women For All Seasons.