French Women Don't Get Fat
If you haven't heard of Mireille Guiliano by now, it's about time you did! This week, The Weekly Beet reports on the 'it' woman of the moment, Madame Mireille Guiliano, and her new book called French Women Don't Get Fat.
For those of you who don't know about Mireille Guiliano, she is simply the most beautiful and elegant french women around. As CEO of Cliquot, Inc. and director of Champagne Veuve Cliquot, one of the most famous champagne houses in the world, Mireille Guiliano definitely knows the art of fine dining and the art of fine "wine-ing"! But, in the midst of all of this fineness, what we find so unBEETable is that she also knows alot about the art of healthy living. We were given a copy of French Women Don't Get Fat and simply can not put it down! The book is so well-written and the dietary advice is so down to earth and realistic that we just had to share it with you.
Guiliano is not a nutritionist, nor is she claiming to be. She is simply a very savvy women, who has experienced the difficulties of weight loss. In her book, she shares with us what she has learned along her path to well-being. To us, the most important teacher is someone who has experienced it! She confesses to be a chocoholic and a lover of sweets and pastries. She shares her experience with a doctor she calls Dr. Miracle, who helps her with a plan to get her weight down (which by the way her weight gain happened as a result of adopting typical American eating habits while living in the U.S. such as eating while standing up, not making her own food, and eating whatever she wanted like brownies and bagels). Sound familiar??? Yep...we're all guilty!!
Here are some of Madame Guiliano's tips to weight loss that can be found in her book:
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- Keep a dietary journal, analysing what seems excessive.
- Embrace pleasure and individual happiness as your goals.
- Eliminate offender foods such as potato chips, bagels, pizza, pasta, fried foods, fruit juices, beer or hard liquor, candy bars, ice cream, soda, and junky chocolate.
- Choose quality over quantity. The better quality chocolate the better it will be for you.
- Eat one thing on your plate at a time.
- Drink water.
- Avoid the unknowns of prepared foods, especially the processed kind.
- Eat slowly, chew properly.
Some of Madame Guiliano's yummy recipes include Magical Leek Soup, Mimosa Soup, Apple Tart Without Dough, and Homemade Yoghurt. We recommend the recipe for the Magical Leek Soup!!! Madame Guiliano calls leeks magical as they are a natural diruretic filled with lots of nutritional value. She says they are the perfect food to incorporate into a weight loss routine. We think she's right with that tip!!! Click here to see their nutritional info. To get that recipe you will have to go check out her book!
Bravo to Mireille Guiliano and her new book. We just think she is too fabulous and simply unBEETable!
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