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Keep Slim like the French by Eating Cheese, Bread & Drinking Wine

Aug 2, 2008
Lose weight, fat loss and weight loss is not part of a French woman's vocabulary, because they have been following the same lifestyle for centuries and use common sense.

The key is small portion sizes because they still eat various unprocessed meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables and breads.

It's important for your body to vary your food selections for each meal because different foods contain different minerals and vitamins that are important for a well rounded diet.

You should have a nice salad and vegetables with your main protein, but the protein should never exceed one third of a pound.

If you have ever watched diners at an outside French Cafe, then you have noticed that most of the locals will order one desert for the whole table then share it. This is also a part of the French diet. You can have your cheese cake and eat it, too, but only a small sliver of it. Obviously, if you eat a lot of these foods, it is not going to assist you in your fat loss and weight loss diet. The secret is to keep your portions as small as possible.

Some of the breads in France are great! What would we do without croissants? Consider that croissants in France are about one ounce in size. Having a one ounce croissant with a meal would be fine!

A French diet without cheese, never. Yes, real cheese. Eating processed cheese would definitely not be included in a French diet, but eating small portions of real cheese helps you limit cravings for snacks because you'll feel full.

Red wine has also always been part of French tradition, and it's healthy for you because it's full of antioxidants and fights free radicals in your body. Once again, a small portion, 1 to 2 glasses a day, not a bottle.

When eating, French women are very choosy, they like large portions of fresh fruit and vegetables; these are high in nutritional value and low in calories.

The French women have always eaten a fraction of the portions at their meals that most people in the US consume. When you consider the large portions we are served at restaurants in the US, it's no wonder we have a habit of consuming a lot more food.

When the French women sit down for a meal, it is a ritual that does not include watching the TV or having other distractions going on. It's a time to savor the food and eat slowly instead of inhaling the plate. When was the last time you remember savoring a meal?

Drinking water keeps your metabolic rate high which is great for burning calories, French women have learned this.

French women are also very good at forgiving themselves should they ever eat too much at a meal. There will be those times when your willpower is not going to be interested in counting calories. The secret is to cut back on the next meal that you eat. If we copy them it sure to help us with our own weight loss and fat loss efforts.
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