Red Wine and Chocolate for Weight Loss?

Red Wine and Chocolate for Weight Loss?

(Photo source) A diet that includes dark chocolate, red wine and coffee? Sounds a little familiar - a la a French woman's diet; but really it's the hot new superfood sensation = Sirtfood. Sirtfood is food that is high in sirtuin activators, known to help prevent cell inflammation and death. But Continue reading

3 Ways Parisians Stay Thin

3 Ways Parisians Stay Thin

(photo source) The craze to be "Paris thin" has been around for years and for good reason.  Not only do the French have lower rates of cardiovascular disease, but obesity rates are 3 times higher in the US than they are in France. A new book, The Parisian Diet: How to Reach Your Right Weight Continue reading

Lessons From A French Woman: Preparing Lunch

Lessons From A French Woman: Preparing Lunch

(Photo source) With my extremely busy schedule, I don't always find the time to make my lunch for work. And, quite honestly, it's not always a time issue. In some instances, we don't have much of a selection for lunch food in the house or I'm tired of eating the same old dishes. At these times, I Continue reading

3 Steps to Timeless French Beauty

3 Steps to Timeless French Beauty

(Photo Source) It’s hardly a secret that French women are regarded as some of the most natural beauties in the world. From the time they are born, French women learn that personal appearance is something you should never neglect. Girls in France learn about the importance of beauty and, most Continue reading

Be a Natural European Beauty

Be a Natural European Beauty

(Photo Source) Women in Europe take beauty seriously. But, you may be surprised to learn that many European women rely on very age-old, natural beauty enhancers that you can find in your own pantry. Women’s Health magazine recently featured the natural beauty products that women in 20 different Continue reading

French Women and the Secret of Yogurt

French Women and the Secret of Yogurt

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) French women have many secrets. They have secrets related to beauty, particularly skin care, secrets related to fashion and style, and, as we all know by now, secrets related to weight loss and health. A big proponent of how French women stay so slim is a magical white Continue reading

Easy and Healthy French Cooking With Mireille Guiliano

Easy and Healthy French Cooking With Mireille Guiliano

At a time when Americans were desperate to try any fad diet (ie. Atkins, South Beach), author Mireille Guiliano introduced the US and most of the Western world to a new concept - weight-loss and healthy living à la Française. In her 2005 best-selling book, French Women Don’t Get Fat, Guiliano Continue reading

Do French Women Diet?

Do French Women Diet?

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) I've written time and time again about the French paradox, the idea that the French can eat high fat foods at every meal and still manage to maintain a healthy weight. This concept was further popularized in the 2004 book French Women Don't Get Fat, by Mireille Guiliano. Continue reading

French Strategies for Holiday Eating

French Strategies for Holiday Eating

With Christmas approaching and New Year's just around the corner, we are heading into a very busy week of shopping, family gatherings, and many, many indulgences. In fact, all of these indulgences - a little wine, a few cookies, and and extra helpings of mashed potatoes - can add up to 7 to 10 Continue reading

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

New Book Reveals 'What French Women Know'

What Do French Women Know That We Don't? For decades, American women have wondered how French women can stay thin, sexy, and so incredibly chic with unbelievable ease. Now, a tell-all book by author Debra Olivier reveals these French secrets in one tasty read!  According to Olivier, it's not how Continue reading

Cross-training French Style

Cross-training French Style

Bonjour everyone! Hope you started your day with a great breakfast. I sure did - just look: I served this up in a martini glass - gotta use those glasses for something! I also started my day with something other than a morning run.....can you guess what it was? Elliptical? Nope. Continue reading

The French Woman’s Diet: A Love Affair With Food

The French Woman’s Diet: A Love Affair With Food

(photo source) To understand the French is to understand their love affair with food. The French are known for their taste in high quality fashion, entertainment, and travel. And this quality taste is reflected in their culinary habits. Just as a French woman would choose one perfect silver charm Continue reading