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Publisher Description

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 our times. For anyone who has slipped out of her Zone, missed the flight to South Beach, or accidentally let a carb pass her lips, here is a positive way to stay trim, a culture’s most precious secrets recast for the twenty-first century. A life of wine, bread—even chocolate—without girth or guilt? Pourquoi pas?

Cookbooks, Food & Wine
December 26
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

MaryKateZachary ,

A Wonderful and Refreshing Approach

What I most loved about this book was this very fresh idea to enjoy life more, and that this idea is vastly important in the view of ones food choices. I love that it constantly recommends that each person must tailor their eating habits to suit their life style, food preferences, and personal sense of equilibrium. Since reading this book I have on more than one occasion noticed how not only myself but the people around me whether driving their vehicle or just walking on the street seem to be consuming food without actually enjoying it. This idea of being more mindful of life has more than given me pause. As a Christian, I realize that this concept is exactly as God intended for us to live, as Solomon said in Ecclesiastes, "Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun."

ChelsieKBP ,

Excellent insight and reminders for basic principles

This book was very well written and an easy read. Although the principles are nothing new (as the French have been around much longer than the Americans) her stories and tips are great reminders for the principles that the much admired French women live by. I enjoyed this book and will recommend to friends and read it again myself many times.

jmac913 ,

So true!

This book contains all the secrets one needs to maintain a healthy weight for life. The sooner we eliminate low fat, larger portions and diet craziness from our lives, we'll stop craving everything in sight. When we find ways to walk more in our cities and enjoy every moment as it happens, we"ll be a healthier society. I just returned from 2 weeks in Paris, following the French woman's lifestyle and lost almost 10 pounds. I'm back in a size 8 pant for the first time in 5 years. Mireille is so right in what she says - do we have the desire to make the changes?

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