Everything about them—their poise, their refinement, their cool dispatch, their trim, tidy figures, their yachty scarves, their precision manners, their purposeful glances, their insinuating silences, their hair, their skin, their scent, the invisible caress of their lingerie, their avoidance of circus tattoos and purple henna—inspires marvel and envy. Although world-class cities from Rome to Barcelona, Buenos Aires to Singapore, New York to Dubai, can pride themselves on being lustrous strongholds of exalted femininity, it is the Frenchwoman—in particular the Parisian Woman—to whom homage is paid and of whom study is made. She exemplifies an ethos of personal expression that advertises itself as an aspirational ideal, an exacting calling. French film and novels may no longer fire the ardor that they did in the 50s and 60s, but over the last decade nonfiction publishing has taken up the slack and then some. She remains mistress of her domain, avoiding the terrible modern fate of both sexes: becoming a sad sack.
Liberté, Fraternité, Supériorité
French Women Don't Get Fat – Mireille Guiliano – French Lifestyle
Bofinger, in the rue de la Bastille, is the oldest brasserie in Paris, the haunt of presidents and ministers, Chiracs and chevaliers. It is also my favourite place to dine in the whole world. It is also one of the best places in the world to lose weight. According to established lore and several new books the latest is French Women Don't Get Fat by Mirielle Guiliano , if you really want to kiss your ass goodbye, you should take a lesson from the French.
Why 'French Women Don't Get Fat'
I love my adopted homeland. But first, as an exchange student in Massachusetts, I learned to love chocolate-chip cookies and brownies. And I gained twenty pounds. English was my favorite class after French literature, and I simply adored my English teacher.
If you've ever wondered how French women stay slim while eating cheese, bread, and drinking wine, the book "French Women Don't Get Fat" has the answers. Consider this, only 11 percent of French people are obese compared to 30 percent of Americans who are 30 pounds heavier than a healthy weight. And the reason is not because French women smoke more.