From the Author
Bonjour! I could have called this book How Those Chic French Women Eat All That Rich Food And Still Stay SlimAnd How I Used To Eat Diet Food And Count Calories And Stayed Fat. But a 28-word title seemed a bit much. De trop, the French would say. What you need to know about how chic French women stay slimand some of the sneaky little ways life in America is making people fatteris here in Chic & Slim.
Yet I must tell you that I am neither physician, exercise physiologist, nutritionist, nor psychologist. I am merely an American woman who grew up fat and miserable. In my mid-twenties, I successfully lost weight using techniques I learned from French women. With my American translation of those techniques, I have kept the weight off more than 25 years. No small accomplishment since I live deep in the heart of barbecue and enchilada territory.
The information on these pages is not only for women who want to lose weight. It is for any woman who wants to be chic and slim and in control of her life. Any woman who wants to avoid weight gain provoked by stress or mid-life.
Forget diets. They are no fun and don't work. What I learned from French women is that ultimately staying slim is NOT about counting calories or fat grams. It is NOT about exercise exhaustion. It IS really about personal style.
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