French Women Don't Get Fat - Mireille Guiliano

French Women Don't Get Fat

By Mireille Guiliano

  • Release Date: 2004-12-28
  • Genre: Regional & Ethnic
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 153 Ratings)


#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The book that launched a French Revolution about how to approach healthy living: the ultimate non-diet book—now with more recipes.

“The perfect book.... A blueprint for building a healthy attitude toward food and exercise"—San Francisco Chronicle

French women don’t get fat, even though they enjoy bread and pastry, wine, and regular three-course meals. Unlocking the simple secrets of this “French paradox”—how they enjoy food while staying slim and healthy—Mireille Guiliano gives us a charming, inspiring take on health and eating for our times. 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 positive way to stay trim, a culture’s most precious secrets recast for the twenty-first century. A life of wine, bread—even chocolate—without girth or guilt? Pourquoi pas?


  • So true!

    By jmac913
    This book contains all the secrets one needs to maintain a healthy weight for life. The sooner we eliminate low fat, larger portions and diet craziness from our lives, we'll stop craving everything in sight. When we find ways to walk more in our cities and enjoy every moment as it happens, we"ll be a healthier society. I just returned from 2 weeks in Paris, following the French woman's lifestyle and lost almost 10 pounds. I'm back in a size 8 pant for the first time in 5 years. Mireille is so right in what she says - do we have the desire to make the changes?
  • Excellent insight and reminders for basic principles

    By ChelsieKBP
    This book was very well written and an easy read. Although the principles are nothing new (as the French have been around much longer than the Americans) her stories and tips are great reminders for the principles that the much admired French women live by. I enjoyed this book and will recommend to friends and read it again myself many times.