Have you ever read anything so inspiring, you were excited to embark on the next day of living, to set forth in applying the ideas you’d collected? That is how I feel right now after just finishing the book French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano. Utterly French, the book explores Mireille’s reasoning for why the French seem to have it all – fashion, buttery croissants, wine, and most of all, well being and a trim waistline. With simple words of advice, she captures the heart of the French way of life and inspires you to look at your way of living in comparison.
The ideas are simple – the French focus on the pleasure of eating and living, rather than the sins of eating. This way of life is then lived out in every facet of their day-to-day. It is not a diet book, because French women don’t diet. It is a way of thinking, and a way of balancing your well-being. There are countless bits of French wisdom interlaced with delicious recipes along the way, and the cohesive message that all the little things add up to total the pleasures of life which should be explored and celebrated.
This book encourages you to eat chocolate. I’m sold. I picked up a couple of dark chocolate truffles at yesterday’s Farmer’s Market and the husband and I savored them for dessert.
~ C’est la vie ~