The French dont diet plan : 10 simple steps to stay thin for life

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Make sure your intake isn't top heavy. Serge Krouglikoff. Don't eat in front of the TV. Have a small snack before going to a party. Carry snacks. Trinette Reed. Don't drink your calories. Jeffrey Hamilton. Be a part-time vegetarian. Always choose whole grains and avoid the white stuff.

Eat breakfast. Be active for at least 3 hours each week. But know that exercise isn't everything. Try to avoid the "mish-mosh" dinner. No eating after dinner.

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We don't need energy to sleep," Shapiro explains. Image Source. No BLT's—bites, licks, or tastes. Those can add up, especially when you end up finishing your friend's plate. Frances Janisch. By learning to enjoy fresh, seasonal foods in small portions and drinking lots of water by example, French children establish these mindful eating habits early on. Paris is a city where you can walk a lot. Sometimes I just walk for an hour, if I have time, which is the same hour you would have gone to the gym—my mind is happier that way.

Thomas argues that for French women, any kind of wellness ritual is pointless if it makes you miserable. This concept is also reflected in the French approach to exercise.

French paradox

Boutique fitness and gyms are only a relatively recent development in France, as outdoor activities and sports take precedence over sweating it out on the treadmill. This type of exercise is very popular in France. Working out and eating well should take away your stress, never add to it.

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Byrdie uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. Dr Andrew Hill, senior lecturer in behavioural sciences at Leeds University, agrees. French food is real food - prepared in the kitchen, with time taken to choose, buy and prepare meals. In other words, there's space for food in the daily routine. Eating in France is a social activity. There are several but small courses, with plenty of time between courses for the physiological feedback to kick in.

In England, we eat more pre-prepared foods and ready-meals; we eat fast food both in and outside the home. We have single, large meals, and family members will eat different foods at different times Fast food is, by definition, eaten fast, so there's no time for that physiological feedback. The unhurried approach to eating extends even to France's Big Mac generation. Food experience. Now there's a phrase. Compare our 'food experience' to that of the French: the time that the average British family takes to prepare a meal has shrunk from two hours to 15 minutes in the past few years.

And, while we are speed-eating, cramming in a Kingsize Mars before the lights turn green, the French are taking smaller mouthfuls, resting their cutlery between bites, discussing the food - often because it is worthy of discussion.

Let them eat cake

Few of us who have holidayed in Provence or weekended in Paris could dispute the fact that the French tend to aim for quality over quantity. Almost every village in the country boasts a bustling market featuring local sausages, patties of farm-made chevre, figs and fennel in the appropriate season or truffles dug from a wood down the lane.

It's not just a choice available to the moneyed middle classes, but somewhere for everyone, every day. There is a national pride in the nation's produce and, until very recently, a typically Gallic antipathy towards imports which is why the English still pack Heinz Baked Beans, Marmite and PG Tips when they head off on their annual gite holiday in the Dordogne. Instead of an addiction to 'invented foods' full of hydrogenated oils, E numbers and preservatives, the French way, even today, focuses on the careful preparation of unprocessed foods.

It's why French women ration themselves to one rich, dark square of real chocolate rather than hogging-out on a preservative-laden, pre-frozen, half-chemical wodge of pseudo-foodo. Snobbery, alongside vanity, is an asset in the war against weight. When they get those enviable produits du terroirs home, French people, it seems, naturally exercise strict portion control. In their study of why the French remain so much slimmer than Americans, the researchers from the University of Pennsylvania came to the remarkable conclusion that it was because the French ate less.

The figures - both physically and statistically - back this up. Mean portion size in Philadelphia was about 25 per cent greater than in Paris. Philadelphia's Chinese restaurants served 72 per cent more than the Parisian ones.

A supermarket soft drink in the US was 52 per cent larger, a hotdog 63 per cent larger, a carton of yoghurt 82 per cent larger. I remember being overwhelmed by the sheer girth of a muffin I once bought at a coffee shop in New York - but, like all of the dead-eyed cows in the joint - I worked my way through it under the wayward assumption that it constituted a 'portion' and therefore ought to be finished. As a consequence of all these mighty meals, the average calorie consumption in the United States weighs in at 3, a day, against 3, in France - a small difference, but one that can add up to a five-pound weight gain in six months.

Not only are our servings bigger, with more 'deep fill', 'big eat' and 'mega deals' both here and in the States, but between bucketfuls, our propensity for snacking is extraordinary. Run your eye along the snack aisle at your local supermarket and be amazed by the breadth of choice.

Tandoori Doritos. Teriyaki Kettle Chips. Scotch-egg bars. Soon, you'll be able to buy a 'Christmas-pudding Flavoured KitKat' Lord knows how we coped without it. The French, I suspect, wouldn't let a 'snack kit' near their poodle, let alone near their mouth. One reason for this is that their fat-rich diet stimulates the production of cholecystokinin, a satiety signal which promotes an extended sense of satisfaction after eating even small amounts of high-fat foods. Brie-eaters stay fuller longer. But for how much longer is debatable. Recent figures show that the French are gradually growing fatter as they absorb Anglo-Saxon eating habits.

With luck, the French will fight hard to retain their national relationship with food, their affaire of the heart and the stomach.

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In the last instance, though, it may well come down to attitude - that Chanel vanity, that snobbery, which might just save the day. As Anne Barone puts it: 'The French woman sees herself as a beautiful woman despite her physical flaws. She is worth the effort of eating well, taking care of herself.

She deserves to be slim and healthy. Meanwhile, if anything, we British are beginning to crave something akin to the traditional French 'food experience'. Look at the growth of 'slow food' movement; look at Nigella Lawson during the launch of her latest book, Feast : 'I want to make people think about food and the part it plays in their lives,' she said, 'Food is a great record of the emotional state of our lives. Oh, and it might just get us into a size 10 Chanel. Sandrine Janet, 23, researcher at Cobalt Recruitment. Lives in London. French women never eat while they're walking or standing, like you do here.

We have no culture of snacking, and especially not on fast food. This habit is ingrained in us from a young age. In France, every neighbourhood has its own market - the quality of food in Britain is shocking. I do not belong to a gym - I swim to keep fit I do smoke about 10 cigarettes a day though.

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My friends walk or cycle to stay in shape. I have been a size eight for years. French girls also tend to drink a lot less. I have told French friends about my time at university here and they were horrified. Because of my job I eat out at least once a day, sometimes twice, but I really don't snack. I think the quality of food in British restaurants and supermarkets is improving slowly, but the quality of French food is better - my girlfriends in Paris can eat heavy, but very good food without putting on weight.

Here, I attend a gym once a week and smoke maybe 10 cigarettes a night if I am out.