The French do get fat -How they lose weight

French women do get fat but...Depending on your mood, you may be delighted to hear that contrary to a popular book and myths, French women do get fat. While I can’t fault Mireille Guiliano, the author of French Women Don’t Get Fat, for her sensible approach to diet and lifestyle, many of her younger countrywomen can’t – or won’t — adhere to her advice. They seem to be falling victim to damaging habits, such as hurried meals of processed food and snacking. They’re even foregoing those long walks that have kept French women so trim!

According to an article in The New York Times in 2006, “the trend line is most significant among children. While adult obesity is rising about six percent annually, among children the national rate of growth is 17 percent. At that rate, the French could be – quelle horreur – as fat as Americans by 2020.”
The cornerstones of Guiliano’s book — the old French food rituals — are apparently not inspiring the new generation into thinness. But there is a new solution to the French Fat crisis: The Dukan Diet.
According to the Daily Mail, “when eminent French nutritionist Dr. Pierre Dukan introduced his Dukan Diet there 10 years ago, the book rushed to the top of the French best-seller list and spawned an underground dieting revolution of 200 websites, forums and blogs”. 

protein-rich diet reminds me of the Stillman Quick Weight Loss Diet my mother used in the late 1960s, and all the other high-protein diets that followed. I have used high-protein plans on and off over the years because they are the easiest and fastest way for me to drop extra weight.

More than 1.5 million French women swear by Dr. Dukan’s diet, and celebrities such as Gisele Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez are fans of the method. Besides the Stillman diet, it is also reminiscent of the Atkins and even the South Beach diets. Dr. Dukan differs from those regimes by limiting fat intake. During the first phase of his four-phase plan, the dieter eats only protein, but it is lean. There is also small serving of oat bran daily. Dieters are also told they must drink three litres of water a day.
A protein-only diet slacks hunger, restricts choices, and rids the body of excess water while keeping the hair and skin healthy and glowing. The diet also mandates no exercise for the week of the diet.
In the second phase, low-carb vegetables are added, and gradually the dieter is eased back to normal eating with the caveat that they must have one weekly protein-only day.
One of the doctor’s biggest fans is a French woman in Texas, whose own website states: “According to Dr. Dukan, most obese people are not obese by chance; there’s a psychological side that has to be considered and understood and which goes down to the profound explanation of eating habits and self-commitment”.
Losing weight and getting in shape, no matter your goals, is long and tedious.
After all darlings, French women may get fat, but we know most of them won’t stay that way.
There is more to the diet, so it’s a good idea to check out the book, now available in English from that can be accessed from both countries. There are several webistes that can get you started, as well as an offical Dukan Website in the UK that will help you calculate a personal diet plan. I really enjoyed it. This private blog decodes the diet. this site will give you your true weight and personal plan to lose it.

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