Have you heard of the paradox concerning the French people, especially the women? The paradox questions how a nation whose diet consists of fatty foods and wine has a low obesity rate and low heart disease rate as well. The same paradox applies to French women who never seem to get fat even if they skip the gym and eat scrumptious food. In Mireille Guiliano’s book, “French Women Don’t Get Fat,” the paradox is explained. And guess what? She gives away the French diet secrets, too!
According to the book, French women rarely gain weight and remain skinny because they follow four basic guidelines. The guidelines are actually adaptable habits that you can follow and would have you in your preferred weight in just three months. The guidelines are found below:
1. Portion Control - the emphasis lies on the quality of the food that you are eating and not on its quantity.
Home Cooking - most foods that you get outside are chock full of saturated fats, sugar, and preservatives. If you cook your own meals, you know what your ingredients are and you are able to control them.
3. Regular Eating - French women eat three meals per day, plus healthy snacks. The book also tells you not to skip breakfast since it jump-starts your metabolism.
4. Activity - According to Miss Guiliano, the French woman’s equivalent of exercise is walking to the market or taking the stairs. The book encourages you to partake in daily activities.
To accelerate your weight loss, the book will also put you on a “Magical Leek Soup” diet, wherein for a weekend, all you consume is leek soup and water. This is said to wake up your sleeping metabolism.
The book also stresses on the importance of drinking lots of water. It also tells you to enjoy your food. At the same time, it encourages you to eat fruits and vegetables that are in season, while politely warning you to avoid foods that are unhealthy and can lead to more weight. So, grab a copy of the book now and enjoy a healthy lifestyle!
Now you want to have more energy, be Healthier, look Younger, lose weight, and cleanse your body, right?
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