I haven’t read the book, but I have certainly heard enough about it when it was first published. The concept sounded ridiculous to me. I always figured that French women were thin because they didn’t eat any of the great French cooking and food that was around them. Whether it was will power, cigarettes or just plain starvation, I didn’t spend any time trying to figure out.
Well all that to say, that after a month in France, I’m down 6lb. That’s completely incomprehensible to me and certainly not due to any restraint or effort on my part. Cheese and wine were an integral part of our vacation.