Carol Cottrill

The French Twist

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Lessons from the country that knows how to savor delicious food—and still stay slim and healthy.
With wit and wisdom, this book explores the attitudes of reverence and respect for food and dining in France—where the average citizen is slimmer and the average life expectancy is longer than in the United States. What does the land of croissants and creamy sauces know that calorie-obsessed Americans don’t?
Exposing the shortcomings of quick-fix fad diets, The French Twist encourages you to examine your unique connections to food, abandon your fears about eating, and reject common myths about weight loss. Among the secrets the book reveals are the importance of eating authentic and high-quality food, and the role of pleasure and balance in proper nutrition and successful weight management. The French approach is validated by up-to-date science on metabolism as it relates to the psychology of eating—and offers a delightful new way to live.
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281 printed pages
Original publication



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