4.0
2 reviews
Other Diets:
  • Average: 4.0
  • High: 5.0
French Women Don't Get Fat

Read 2 Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
French Women Don't Get Fat
 
4.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

 
4.0

I Want to be a French Girl!

By 

from USA

Comments about French Women Don't Get Fat:

French Women Don’t Get Fat is by no means your regular run of the mill “diet” book; it’s a new way of life! The book offers insight into having more, smaller, meals throughout the day that are more beneficial to your body. It promotes a fuller, more wholesome means of eating. It was just what I’ve been looking for. I liked taking the approach of more, smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to three regular/big meals. I never felt hungry or deprived. I didn’t have any miserable days denying myself delicious foods, thank goodness I could still have chocolate! Portion control is definitely the key here, and the French women know how to control the size of their plates!

As well as being a great guide to a healthier way of life, the book also includes many tips and suggestions for living everyday life. There are French Ladies fashion tips (specifically, the items you must have in your closet, versatile pieces that can be worn in multiple ways to get the most out of them), apartment decorating guidance, and helpful tips for a happier life, from help in getting over your ex, to taking more “me” time. And it’s all brought to you in a witty, fun, non-preachy way. You feel actively involved in every page, a really great read!

  • Effectiveness:
  •  
  • Side Effects:
  •  
  • Ease of Use:
  •  
 
4.0

Tips On How To Eat Slower, Better Food Like The French

By 

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about French Women Don't Get Fat:

I think stress and lack of time can make it really hard for me to diet. This book talks about the way French woman think and eat and this rings true to me. I think a lot of the book talks about ideas that I think I already knew and believed, but honestly don't practice. There are lots of little suggestions. For example, in France, they sit, relax and eat slowly. Food is really savored, not gobbled down.

I've never been to France, but I spent a week in Montreal which is a very French place and I was amazed at how very good everything tasted including every salad I had.

After reading this book, I was inspired to learn to cook better and to take time with meals. I learned a few really good recipes and learned to use some ingredients such as leeks and shallots more and I think that's improved my diet. The problem is that it is easy to forget the lessons in this book after some time has gone by

The book is well written and it is interesting in that it sheds some light on how French woman think differently than Americans, so I definitely think it is worth a read.

.

Effectiveness
This book doesn't include a detailed diet, really just a bunch of tips. Much of the success is with portion control. Don't try to deny yourself from ever having chocolate again, but instead have a tiny piece of dark chocolate to satisfy that craving. I didn't learn that much that was truly new in this book, but I think the author makes a case for enjoying what you eat more so that it is easier to avoid the really bad food.

Ease of Use
This book contains a few dozen interesting recipes such as the magical leek broth that the author used after gaining weight while living in America. They are not super simple recipes, so following her advice is not that easy.

  • Effectiveness:
  •  
  • Side Effects:
  •  
  • Ease of Use:
  •  

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top