Thursday, November 13, 2008

How do French Eat What They Want and Stay Slim & Healthy

clipped from
Vintage French cook book by Vintage LOVE.
Despite a diet stuffed with cream, butter, cheese and meat, just 11 percent of French adults are obese[3], compared with America’s 33 percent

1 Food for pleasure - savor the flavor

French enjoy and savor their food, they are are more gourmets than gluttons. They tend to taste foods individually rather than piling a number of foods on the fork at once.
It is quite common to observe
gulp down hamburgers and fries while typing on their laptops, driving the car, talking on cell phones

2 Small portion size

French portion sizes are notably smaller than American portions. And although the French diet is rich in butter, cream, pastry and cheese, the research demonstrates they consume fewer calories
  • The average portion size in Paris was 25 percent smaller than in Philadelphia (277 grams versus 346 grams).
  • A soft drink was 53 percent larger and a hot dog was 63 percent larger in Philadelphia than in France.
  • 3 Red wine

    4 French tend to aim for food quality over quantity

    5 Home-cooking tradition

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