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Black garters are the secret to ladies slimness...

#1
This is one of those appealing articles that conjures an image or four. But, the main point being: 'We have so much to learn about food from the French..."

Ooh lala

*Ahem*
In Chic and Slim: How Those French Women Eat all that Rich Food and Still Stay Slim, Anne Barone seeks to unravel the puzzle. As it turns out, it's all about knickers. 'Never underestimate the power of a black lace garter belt,' she writes. 'Even French women's lingerie helps to keep them slim, [it's] a constant reminder to make choices that pay off in slimness.
Serious point:
Whereas the French typically spend two hours over lunch, we bolt down our food in the time it would take them to butter a petit pain. Nutritionist Dr Francoise L'Hermite believes that the French secret is to sit down with friends or family for a meal, and to eat three times a day at regular intervals. She points out that the French don't eat in front of the television, and they eat slowly, enjoying both the food and the company. How very civilised.
 
#2
very disapointing - no pictures of young french fillies with black garters - D-Oh!!

We , as a nation also eat back to front!

We should eat along the lines of the Israeli diet - large breakfast, minimal lunch and evening meal.

Brits eat a light breakfast and lunch followed by a heavy evening meal - and all that energy is just going to be stored (as fat) instead of being burned off!!
 
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Bedpan2zero said:
Brits eat a light breakfast and lunch followed by a heavy evening meal - and all that energy is just going to be stored (as fat) instead of being burned off!!
Great point. And now instead of asking my current bun to 'eat like an Italian', which previously had absolved the requirement to eat 'as if next to Her Madgeness', now the SOP is to eat like the French... slowly does it.

Fine at home but in these enlightened times the corporate view is still to miss lunch (oh what a hero I am!) and then go for the business dinner nicely mixed with the anxiety of 'doing business' which is a recipe for galloping back blasts when crawling into the pit.
 

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