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Based on the popular book, “French Women Don't Get Fat,” the so-called French Don't Diet Plan emphasizes that it's OK — in fact, it is essential — to love yourself and to love good food and wine. Natural, whole foods are the key to keeping you slim as opposed to the processed foods and artificial sweeteners that Americans are addicted to. The book and the website offer meal plans, recipes and suggested shopping lists. The website includes an online community where you can ask questions and get support from others who appreciate good food and who are trying to eat healthfully, too.
The French Don't Diet plan takes a more laissez-faire attitude towards dieting, billing itself as a “non-diet” diet plan and emphasizing the importance of “balancing indulgences with compensations” as the website says.
You can start by buying the book, but the website-based diet plan allows you to sign up for one month or three months of customized, but flexible meal plans plus tips for how to adopt a healthier lifestyle and develop healthy self-awareness. Want to get in touch with your inner host or hostess? The book and website also offers suggestions for serving food and appreciating food and wine with others.
This is a diet designed for adults, partly because of its appreciation for the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption. Instead, the French Don't Diet plan emphasizes more physical activity into your day as part of the activities of daily living, such as walking instead of driving (when possible). In addition, the plan emphasizes developing self-awareness and offers suggestions for how to feel comfortable with yourself and enjoy healthy and tasty food (including those occasional indulgences -- Ooh la, la) without feeling deprivation or guilt.
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I think the book may be very good but after living in Europe those people don't get fat because most of the buildings don't have elevators and they walk to every destination they go to.. so it's lots of walking and stairs when they get to work or home.