Oh La La! This morning on the Today Show Katie Couric interviewed this lovely French woman who has written a new book. It is about how French women stay so slim and fabulous while eating cheese, croissants, dark chocolate and wine. Her solution is everything in moderation. Don't deny yourself anything but eat very small portions. Also - you have to eat Yogurt like it's going out of style.
I guess I can eat Yogurt once a day if it means I get to eat a whole baquette with fresh butter for petite de'jeunere (I am sure I mispelled that), followed by a cup of espresso with a dark chocolate snack before lunch (always dark chocolate, never milk).
Another trick is that the Yugurt has to be plain, with fresh fruit in it. Not premixed.
Her other no-no is foods with preservatives. Very bad for several reasons. The first being that if you can't finish it in one sitting it goes into the trash because it won't last for days and days. The second is simply because preservatives and chemicals are bad for our health. She tells us our foods must be fresh. We must sit down when we eat and take our time. Appreciate our meals. This is very difficult to accomplish within today's American lifestyle.
In any case, I think it's worth a shot! It sure seems a lot better than giving up carbs or drinking chemicals out of a can for lunch.