French Women Don't Get Fat

Jan 26th, 2005, 03:49 PM
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French Women Don't Get Fat

I see this new book is out, written by the CEO of Clicquot, as in the Champagne. So...has anybody tried this? I would love to take off a few pounds while eating mousse au chocolat!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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I saw her on ...oh can't remember for sure, Dateline, or 60 Minutes, 20/20..one of those. It's not a diet book, she just says the same things that have been said on the board many times, French women eat small portions, enjoy it thoroughly, don't snack, and walk more than we do. They'll have their cafe and croissant , but they don't have them every day. Maybe the next day they'll just have a yogurt instead. Stuff like that. So, if one were inclined to want to change your life style and eating habits if necessary, the book would probably have value and I'm thinking might be a fun read...I'm planning on getting it. If you have mousee au chocolat you have the little tiny cup of it now and then, not the whole big bowl!!! LOL
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Jan 26th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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"If you have mousee au chocolat you have the little tiny cup of it now and then, not the whole big bowl!!! LOL"

Sigh. I knew there had to be a catch. lol

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Jan 26th, 2005, 04:30 PM
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the idea that French women don't get fat is ludicrous - i've spent many weeks at my French in-laws and many women when they get older, while not obese like K-mart women in the US, get plump. Eating mouse au chocolat will not help you lose weight - i'm no medical whizz but i can tell you that - it's total caloric intake with exercise, that's all.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 04:33 PM
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I read an interview with the lady in the press here, and I believe she also recommended regular afternoon sex. This poses some problems for the working class, although some of my colleagues were known to make the effort during office hours - often without leaving the office.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 04:40 PM
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C'mon...it won't kill you to love the French for just a couple of hours!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 04:43 PM
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As long as I don't have to drink that Champagne, I will try the mousse!
I imagine going on a diet such as this and getting fat!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 04:44 PM
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She also recommends periodic binging on just leek soup and water. Not sure how that affects the sex.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 05:00 PM
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You can binge on LEEK SOUP AND WATER??????????????
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Jan 26th, 2005, 05:06 PM
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I think it was binging on soup and water and then taking a LEEK.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 05:23 PM
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You guys crack me up.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 05:25 PM
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Actually Neil and Patrick are Baaaaad! LOL.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 05:32 PM
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Nothing like a good nooner to work off some spare calories! And that my friends is the true practicality of a bidet!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 05:34 PM
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But when they're bad they're good!

(nods to May West.)
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Jan 26th, 2005, 06:16 PM
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My mouse totally went haywire when I read Patrick's post, I was laughing so hard!
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Jan 26th, 2005, 06:21 PM
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Hey ladies, here is a link to an article our local newspaper did last Sunday on this book. Oh, by the way, my name appears in it as well

http://www.dispatch.com/features-sto...01.html&chck=t

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Jan 26th, 2005, 06:33 PM
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Here's an excerpt, in which unfortunately all she tells us is how she gained weight in the U.S.: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/d...7&view=excerpt

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Jan 26th, 2005, 06:44 PM
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Thanks but that is valid , true information except, all the women I know in Weston are thin. I feel fat when I go to a party there.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 06:48 PM
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Many of them smoke to keep the weight off. And they diet like crazy, too. Keeping thin is an obsession there; they're just more successful than their American counterparts. I remember one woman who drank coffee all day, smoked and then just ate dinner. Of course, the no-snacking between meals, walking, and long drawn -out relaxing meals where one's body registers they are full helps enormously, too.
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Jan 26th, 2005, 06:58 PM
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annetti, it's the same here. Several women I know are heavy smokers(as I was once) who are thin and would never give it up for fear of putting on weight, and they stay on the coffee and cig diet.
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