11 February 2007

Life Changing Moment

Oh my gosh. I don't even know where to start with this book...AMAZING! If you have ever struggled with body issues, yo-yo diets, food issues...anything...this book is for you. French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

Buy this book today. It is a profound look at how the French approach food compared to Americans.

"The message of this book could be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. There is no hard science, no clearly-defined plan, and no lists of food to have or have not; instead, you'll find simple tricks that boil down to eating carefully prepared seasonal food, exercising more and refusing to think of food as something that inspires guilt. It's both a practical message and far easier said than done in today's "no pain, no gain" culture.

Author Mireille Guiliano is CEO of Veuve Clicquot, and French Women Don't Get Fat offers a concept of sensible pleasures: If you have a chocolate croissant for breakfast, have a vegetable-based lunch--or take an extra walk and pass on the bread basket at dinner. Guiliano's insistence on simple measures slowly creating substantial improvements are reassuring, and her suggestion to ignore the scale and learn to live by the "zipper test" could work wonders for those who get wrapped up in tiny details of diet. She sympathizes that deprivation can lead straight to overindulgence when it comes to favorite foods, but then, in a most French manner, treats them as a pleasure that needs to be sated, rather than a battle to be fought.

A number of recipes are included, from a weight-loss enhancing leek soup to a lush chocolate mousse; they read more like what you'd find in a French cookbook rather than an American diet book. Most appealingly, these are guidelines and tricks that could be easily sustainable over a lifetime. If you agree that food is meant to be appreciated--but no more so than having a trim waist--these charmingly French recommendations could set you on the path to a future filled with both croissants and high fashion. --Jill Lightner"


2 comments:

B said...

I didn't think this would be that great- I'll consider it.

and girl I went to sephora today and did major damage. I bought several thing from claudile ( spelt wrong) nars, stila, lorac that place is dangerous I 'll let ya know how that skin care line works I bought the spray toner- what a pretty smell

nothing was cheap of course.

Beauty in the Breakdown said...

lol of course not. im not allowed to go into sephora unless i've got extra money to spend. a lot of extra money. hahah