Secrets Of The French #1: Eat Whole Milk Yogurt And Cheese
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The French eat several servings of FULL-FAT, WHOLE MILK yogurt and cheese in small quantities. It makes you feel fuller. Low fat, "diet" food does NOT exist in France. Even though the French eat a high-fat (yet low-carb and low-calorie) diet, they are incredibly slim. They get all of their fats from healthy sources, like cheeses, milk, avocados, olives, etc. Your body NEEDS fats to create hormones, I think a low-fat diet makes it harder to lose weight. Eat more fat, but less calories overall.
My fiance is French, and I spend several months of the year in France. I am intrigued by how French women are incredibly slim without dieting, so I wanted to share some of their secrets with you.
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French fries, donuts,& deep-fried foods should be avoided by anyone who has arthritis as it puts extra stress on the joints. Avoid bacon, trans fats~ such as fatty beef, pork, lamb, poultry skin, ice cream, butter, whole or 2 percent milk, regular cheese, bologna, salami, pepperoni,& sausage. Eat whole grains & stay away from starchy foods & simple sugar as they cause more inflammation, instead grab fruit. Green tea, fish oils, olive oil, cherries, oranges & ginger help. Vitamin C 2X per day!
Eating raisins or other dried fruits, juice, French Fries, Pancakes,French Toast, cookies, white bread, potatoes, wheat, white rice. white pasta or anything with flour as refined flour spikes blood sugar, whole milk as saturated fats can worsen insulin resistance, also omit regular cheeese, no bacon, hamburgers, bologna, hot dogs, or spare ribs as high-fat meat puts you at an even greater risk of heart disease & they cause inflamation. No pretzels either!
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