French Dieting. Now that the low-carb craze seems to be fading, could a diet modeled on the way French women eat be the next big American weight-loss trend? Could be, if “French Women Don’t Get Fat,” hailed by its author as “the ultimate non-diet book” catches on, reports Nanci Hellmich in USA Today. According to Mireille Guiliano, the book’s author, the reason so many French women “are slender and graceful” is that they “eat with all five senses … allowing less to seem like more.” No, it’s not because they smoke. It’s because, as Mireille explains, when she goes out with friends for a sandwich, in Paris, “we sit down, take our time, look at the sandwich, admire the bread or the butter on it. We eat slowly. We chew well. We stop between bites.” And “we” don’t get fat.
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