Book Review: French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano


Title: French Women Don’t Get Fat

Author: Mireille Guiliano

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Release Date: January 4, 2005


Book Summary:

Stylish, convincing, wise, funny, and just in time: the ultimate non-diet book, which could radically change the way you think and live- now with more recipes. French women don’t get far, even though they enjoy bread and pastry, wine, and regular three course meals. Unlocking the simple secrets of this “French paradox” – how they enjoy food while staying slim and healthy – Mireille Guiliano give us a charming, inspiring take on health and eating for our times. For anyone who has slipped out of her Zone, missed the flight to South Beach, or accidentally let a carb pass her lips, here is a positive way to stay trim, a culture’s most precious secrets recast for the twenty-first century. A life of wine, bread – even chocolate – without girth or guilt? Pourquoi pas?

One of Mark’s cousins recommended this book to me on facebook, and I thought that sounds interesting. I figured I’d put it on my to read list, and one day get to it, but then a friend saw the recommendation and told me she had it and would let me borrow it.
I was pleasantly surprised with Mireille’s book. This is not your typical diet book at all. From her childhood stories, and personal journey of gaining weight to returning to her dietary routes, I felt like Mireille was a close girl friend telling me her secrets, while also transporting me to France. I am really excited to try out some of the recipes from the book now, and realign how I look at food not just for me, but for my kids as well. Our habits start young!
There is also a French Women Don’t Get Fat CookBook that I would love to now get my hands on.
Rating: 5 stars I loved it.
Content: Clean
Source: Neighbor
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  1. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing 🙂