Women Don’t Get Fat Diet is based on eating high-quality foods in moderate
portions. The creator, Mireille Guiliano, claims that French women don't diet,
and they don’t count calories, or skip meals. Instead, they develop a balanced
relationship with food. This balanced relationship is what Guiliano calls a
focuses on eating a well-balanced group of foods including lean meats, fresh
fruit, vegetables, breads, olive oil, and plenty of water. Anything goes, in
moderation — even foods typically banned from diets, like chocolate and wine.
This isn’t a diet about counting calories or cutting foods. It’s about savoring
what you eat and feeding your body what it needs to stay healthy.
control is the key to this diet. Guiliano suggests that eating slowly will help
you to feel satisfied with smaller portions of food. French women eat with all
five senses, allowing them to eat less because they are paying attention and
savoring the taste of the food. Portion sizes in America are out of control,
Guiliano says. If you compare the size of a croissant in France to one in the
United States, it becomes immediately clear why French women can typically eat
pastry for breakfast and stay in shape, while American women can’t. According
to Guiliano, Americans need to prioritize quality over quantity and learn to
slow down to really appreciate food.
essential aspect of the diet is taking in lots of liquids by drinking plenty of
water every day, and drinking herbal tea and eating soup regularly.
mandatory, Guiliano also promotes a “magical” leek soup as part of her diet
plan. This soup is supposed to be made and consumed as part of a kick-off
weekend — basically, a detox meant to reset your body
and dietary cravings. The soup consists of 2 pounds of leeks, enough water to
cover them, and little else. It is meant to be consumed one cup at a time,
every three hours, for all of Saturday until dinner on Sunday.
claims that a Mediterranean-influenced diet and a balanced relationship with
food will lead to a healthy weight and lifestyle. This isn’t a quick-fix weight
loss plan; it’s a lifestyle change that Guiliano describes as a "proper
recasting, resetting of your body's dials, [and] a three-month affair.”
plan promises that you’ll be able to trim down without having to give up on all
the finer (and more decadent) things in life.
Women Don’t Get Fat Diet is a healthy approach to weight loss, which aims to
get rid of the guilt so often associated with food and replace it with a
healthy relationship to foods. Part of what’s great about this diet is that it
promotes eating high-quality foods — and really enjoying them. Guiliano wants
to make eating a special time. She asks readers to turn off the television, sit
at a table, and pay attention to what they’re eating.
nothing completely banned from the French Women Don’t Get Fat Diet, except for
processed foods. Anything fresh is fine — even chocolate, pastries, and
baguettes — as long as it’s consumed in moderation.
side is that this diet may be difficult for those without a lot of time and
money. Sitting down to a slow, relaxing meal is a luxury that many people with
busy lives simply don’t have. In addition, getting fresh, high-quality
ingredients isn’t easy. They can be harder to find and more costly to purchase.
considering the magical leek soup detox weekend, they should know that this is
not a particularly healthy move. This soup lacks in nutritional value and,
while the weekend may result in weight loss, it will likely only result in a
loss of water weight. Some people feel great after detoxes but this is likely
because these plans help them avoid processed foods, unhealthy fats, and added
sugars — a feat that can be achieved in other (more
nutritious) ways. It’s also important to note that people are advised to take
it easy during their leek weekend, which suggests it’s not giving your body the
proper fuel for daily activities.
French Women Don’t Get Fat Diet website, there is a message board where people discuss their leek soup
weekend. Many report positive experiences with the weekend, saying it curbed
their cravings and helped them focus on their food. Many others, however, said
it left them feeling extremely hungry and chose not to maintain this detox for
the whole weekend.
This is a
well-balanced diet that promotes quality over quantity. Guiliano is passionate
about fresh ingredients and celebrates the enjoyment of food. There’s no
calorie counting or regimented rules on this diet, which helps to make this a
realistic, long-term weight loss strategy. The emphasis on taking in enough
water is also great, as many adults do not drink enough fluids every day.
One of the
biggest downsides of this diet is the leek soup weekend, which is not
mandatory. While there’s nothing wrong with trying out some leek soup to see if
you’d like to add this vegetable dish to your healthy repertoire, we do not
recommend an entire weekend of it. If you do want to try this detox, consider
speaking with your doctor about it first, especially if you struggle with blood
Guiliano does promote healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables, she places
more emphasis on the importance of taste and appreciation of food. Guiliano
suggests eating fruits and vegetables that are in season and more flavorful
than those that are not. Eating a piece of quality chocolate as opposed to a
run-of-the-mill candy bar is a tastier and healthier choice every time. We
couldn’t agree more! Again, however, this can be a more costly and
time-consuming way to eat than some people can reasonably afford.
Guiliano, the key to successfully losing and maintaining a healthy weight is
eating smaller portions of high-quality foods. She doesn’t believe it’s
necessary to work out at the gym in order to achieve a healthy weight. She
writes that French women don't like the gym, and get their exercise by walking
your workout sessions at the gym yet! The typical American lifestyle is not one
that includes enough daily walking, so additional exercise is a necessity. We
agree that a run on the treadmill or a weekly spinning class won’t lead to
perfect health on its own. But exercise in any form, alongside a healthy diet,
is key to healthy weight loss and is definitely recommended.