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on October 31, 2011
I enjoyed reading this book but found it completely impractical for busy family with kids and working parents. The author outlines very appealing principles of good lifestyle and food selection but she does not have children herself so would mostly be able to spend time on herself only and her job. She uses her childhood as an example of how this lifestyle is learned. Well, her mother had a nanny and it does not sound like her mom had a full time career job. Most women in France now have a government-paid support worker for the first year after the baby is born. This support worker cooks and cleans so that the mom has time to focus on going shopping in the local market and focus on her waistline. Most of the working moms in North America head to work after 3 months and get absolutely no help other then from family or if you can afford one. This makes a huge difference to quality of lifestyle, especially for women. Yes, it is a choice but that is why the choices made in North America have lot to do with lack of family support rather then the fact that people do not know how to eat properly. Families are also too busy driving everywhere and chafeuring to sport activities as there are mostly poor public transportation options (to which you'd have to walk to) and larger distances. So I find this book a bit not applicable to Canadian circumstances, especially for families. even though it does provide a fresh outlook on lifestyle and provides a few ideas to think about, together with some good recipes.
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