The Secret of Eating For Pleasure
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Stylish, convincing, wise, funny-and just in time: the
ultimate non-diet book, which could radically change
the way you think and live.
French women don�t get
fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and
regularly enjoy three-course meals. In her delightful tale,
Mireille Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of this "French
paradox"-how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers
is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view
of health and eating for our times.
As a typically
slender French girl, Mireille (Meer-ray) went to
America as an exchange student and came back fat. That shock
sent her into an adolescent tailspin, until her kindly
family physician, "Dr. Miracle," came to the rescue.
Reintroducing her to classic principles of French gastronomy
plus time-honored secrets of the local women, he helped her
restore her shape and gave her a whole new understanding of
food, drink, and life. The key? Not guilt or deprivation but
learning to get the most from the things you most enjoy.
Following her own version of this traditional wisdom, she
has ever since relished a life of indulgence without bulge,
satisfying yen without yo-yo on three meals a day.
Now in simple but potent strategies and dozens of
recipes you�d swear were fattening, Mireille reveals the
ingredients for a lifetime of weight control-from the
emergency weekend remedy of Magical Leek Soup to everyday
tricks like fooling yourself into contentment and painless
new physical exertions to save you from the StairMaster.
Emphasizing the virtues of freshness, variety, balance, and
always pleasure, Mireille shows how virtually anyone
can learn to eat, drink, and move like a French woman.
A natural raconteur, Mireille illustrates her
philosophy through the experiences that have shaped her
life-a six-year-old�s first taste of Champagne, treks in
search of tiny blueberries (called myrtilles) in the
woods near her grandmother�s house, a near-spiritual
rendezvous with oysters at a seaside restaurant in Brittany,
to name but a few. She also shows us other women discovering
the wonders of "French in action," drawing examples from
dozens of friends and associates she has advised over the
years to eat and drink smarter and more joyfully.
Here are a culture�s most cherished and time-honored
secrets recast for the twenty-first century. 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
buoyant, positive way to stay trim. A life of wine,
bread-even chocolate-without girth or guilt? Pourquoi
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