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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Whatever. :oy: Is that Mirielle in the picture?? I'm much leaner and fitter than she is. Maybe I should write a book. Nutritionally, I eat much better than she does. She cooks with duck fat! :sick:
Hill82879 Hill82879 9 years
Hehehe, yeah, and like 37% of French men admit to cheating on their wives.
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
It doesn't take as much time as everyone thinks to eat "healthy" and "like the French"...most times those types of foods are more satisying therefore you eat less often and dont snack so much.
onabanana onabanana 9 years
I also think the author is a snot. The reality of it is that most people, American or not... work very hard and have limited time to focus on the finer things and important things in life let alone food. It's not right but her condescending tone is offensive to all the people who only have 5 minutes to grab a bagel and eat it on the subway. Maybe they should have grabbed a banana but eating on the run isn't always a choice.
onabanana onabanana 9 years
We can all make better choices and eat less, move more...all very easy to say but you eat more when you're in a hurry and it seems that most Americans, including myself are always in a hurry. I've been making sure I keep healthy foods in the house and that I a least try to make less bad choices. My 2 biggest problems is finding time for the gym/activity (getting better at making it a priority) and my diet when I travel. It's a lot easier to control what I eat when I'm home but when I travel for work it's 3-4 weeks of banquets, lunch meetings and 14 hour days, there isn't much time left for me.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Fruits and veggies folks!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I read this book when it first came out and just saw it in paperback a few weeks ago and of course HAD to buy it. There are new recipes in it!
Advah Advah 9 years
Ooops forgot to say - homemade yoghurts are delicious!!! My mom sometimes makes some, and it tastes really different from industry yoghurts. But once again, I don't know anyone else who does that. Or maybe when you work for Veuve Cliquot you can enjoy gastronomie every day..
Advah Advah 9 years
I think she has a really good point with smaller portions, but I wouldn't believe everything she says about how French eat. People drink a lot of milk, do have cereal every morning (ALL my friends have had the same breakfast since they were at least 4). People do it a lot of yoghurt, but I never have some (don't like it) and I'm not overweight..
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I think some of the commenters miss the main idea; they say its not convenient to eat like that. That's the point; it's not supposed to be convenient. People should cook more, eat less, stop eating processed food, and get some exercise. Americans do eat horribly, we should look at our diet with condescension.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
although i did enjoy reading that article :)
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
i get really worked up about that thing with french women don't get fat. its all about their eating habits, they eat little through out the day, keeping energy levels up and cravings down why dont we all do that! ...not so easy as it seems
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
I agree SleepyCorinne. To each his own when it comes to diets. Meaning that everyone cannot diet the same and expect the same results of course. We are all different with numerous different backgrounds too.
bethany21 bethany21 9 years
I agree that what she's espousing in not rocket science- eat quality, fresh, delicious things in small portions and ditch your car and walk. Ta-da! And then wear lots of well-tailored black to look even slimmer. ;) I heard an interview with her on NPR when her book first came out, and it seemed she was really over-emphasizing yogurt. I'm sorry, but I can't eat live active cultures everyday.
SleepyCorinne SleepyCorinne 9 years
I'm going to have to agree with the comments that she seems really snarky. She condescends about the American way of life: hard work. It seems like all she does is fly out to Paris and back, and lament how she eats differently here. What a shame that so many people are looking to her for advice on how to live!
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
I suddenly have a craving for cheese and prosciutto now!
bigbrowneyes bigbrowneyes 9 years
she does come across a bit condescending towards the typical american diet. and her diet does NOT sound simple.
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
How convenient that she left out any portions what so ever... I'm calling bullsh** on Frenchy.
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
Who really eats like that? Maybe if I didn't have a job and could roast and marinade things all day!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
What she says is right, but I really dislike the way she says it.
Oxymoron1 Oxymoron1 9 years
I guess that it´s a famous book because of the critic she makes of the north american way of eating.
GirlC GirlC 9 years
Not only should you eat healthy but you should watch portion sizes. North Americans pile their plates. Here's a simple rule "Eat Less, Move More".
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I halfway wanted to read this book when it first came out, but I don't know might be my mood, but she came off a bit snotty in that post. Again, might be me.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Syako, I think you should write a book. It's a millions of books out there on the same topic, with the same material, and people buy them like there will be a new secret that will teach or tell them how to lose weight. You should share your knowledge and reap the benefits.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
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