HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY everybody!
Only 11 percent of the French women are obese, compared to nearly a third of Americans. Many of the basic recommendations in the best selling "French Women Don't Get Fat" are just nutritional and fitness common sense:
*Eat at regular times.
*Increase the proportion of fresh fruits and vegetables you eat.
*Shun prepared foods, especially processed foods "with artificial anything."
*Have a real breakfast.
*Add a "small but regular new physical movement, a daily walk or climbing stairs."
*Don't stock "offenders"- the high-calorie, fatty foods that derail your healthy eating-in your home.
*There's a connection between sleeping too little and gaining weight.
by Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter 05/05