This Article is About
skinny jeans
coffee drinks
flat sandals
yoga studios
How Those French Women Stay So Slim
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Although much has been written on this topic, the full force of the skinny situation cannot be entirely understood until you’ve been to Paris. Slim, chic women are everywhere! You see them on the Metro with their impossibly skinny jeans and high heels, or a spaghetti strap sundress and pair of stylish flat sandals. French women of all ages seem to have figured out the mystery of how to keep their waistline waspish.

How do they do it? Especially when you consider the abundance of fabulous food that surrounds them day and night. Over the years, I have made it a point to observe these French slim women and have gleaned a few tips on how they stay fashionably slender.

Firstly, you never hear French women say, “Oh, I really shouldn’t” while digging into a buttery croissant, or fabulous dessert, or thick steak. Food isn’t the enemy in France. French women seem to accept that delicious food is a right of their culture.

In France, food is a sit-down affair. No one snacks on the Metro. Even the few Starbucks in Paris are a place to sit and enjoy your coffee. Calorific smoothies and pseudo-coffee drinks are pas normal. Coffee means espresso and caf� cr�me are only a breakfast food.

To understand a culture, visit their grocery stores. In French grocery stores, their chip and soda departments are miniscule. But their dairy aisle is jammed packed with yogurt in every imaginable flavour, size and description. Perhaps there is something magical about yogurt that helps speed up the fat burning factor.

Further to complicate the mystery is the fact there are practically no gyms in Paris. Oh, there might be a few yoga studios but there are not the leagues of runners, exercisers that you see here. Spend a few days in Paris climbing stairs and walking just to catch a Metro or bus connection and you’ll see that walking is not a casual stroll in the park. In Paris, they walk with purpose.

I’ve often been told French women use their clothes as a guide to their weight and not the scale. And the French households that I have visited support this theory. They are no scales. Talk about freedom. Instead, a bit of snugness in those skinny jeans is the only signal they need to know that it’s time to “watch” and “balance”.

I’m not suggesting that French women are perfect or that they are no fat women in France, but it’s wonderful to know that French culinary delights can be a part of any woman’s life.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Quick Weight Loss Tips
Some Simple Tips For Weight Loss Success. Starting a weight loss plan. Prior to beginning on a weight loss plan, you need to make sure that you're completely committed to it. In other words, you will need to have the discipline and the determination to follow it through as a…
By: Rebecca8 in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jan 08, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

The Incredible Sweater Dress: Don't You Scoff Until You Try One
I was born in the wrong era, I swear to you all. Couple that with my insatiable love of Sinatra tunes and a frame that is more Mae West than Marilyn Monroe and you have an idea of what we are working with. According to well meaning friends and family,…
By: amie nogrady in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Fashion Style   Oct 13, 2012  
4
  Likes: 4

Fitness Women Really Want - Fitness Program For Women
After several hours of listening to, talking with, and observing women, I've concluded that there aren't many fitness programs available that woman really want to embrace. I know you ladies are thinking, DUH, but this is not widespread understanding among the fitness world. Simply look at the fitness magazines and…
By: Sonny Jude in  Health and Fitness  >  Womens Issues   Feb 04, 2012  
2
  Likes: 2

Motivational Tips for Losing Weight
Ok so seriously we all want to start the next great diet. The ONE. The one that will work for us. This time we are going to succeed in our weight loss goals. Then life steps in about day 3 when we are looking for excuses and bam. We have…
By: Michelle6 in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   May 01, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How Can Honey Help With Weight Loss?
Ever since we can remember, we've been taught that in order to lose weight, we have to stay away from sweet things, right? So the idea of honey helping with weight loss may seem like a contradiction. If we take a look at some of the history of honey, you…
By: Bev in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jan 23, 2012  
4
  Likes: 15

Shopping Tips for Tall Girls
Being nearly 6’ tall, shopping for clothes can be quite frustrating. While the internet is a great resource for finding clothing, I don’t always want to shop online. Sometimes I need something new right away and don’t have time to wait days or sometimes even weeks for my order to…
By: Wendy Wolf in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Fashion Style   Mar 27, 2013  
1
  Likes: 1

Can I Make My Butt Bigger?
With all the skinny jeans, tight pants and ultra small shorts in fashion these last couple of years female behinds seem to get a lot more attention in the media and in real life. And with many celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Sofía Vergara, Shakira, Kim Kardashian etc. sporting actual…
By: PeterD in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jul 30, 2013  
1
  Likes: 1

Is Coffee A Health Drink?
More and more people are drinking coffee these days. There are more specialty coffee drinks being made all the time. But is coffee a health drink? Seems opinions are changing every day on that topic. At one time coffee because of high caffiene levels was not even considered as a…
By: Walt Derksen in  Food and Drink  >  Coffee   Jun 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Be Mistaken for A Parisienne (when In Paris!)
Part attitude, part dress-code, the secret formula for looking French is really not difficult to master. Whenever I am in Paris, I am often stopped on the streets and asked by locals for directions. First tip – Parisiennes do not carry maps. They just ask. Of course, you will need…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure   Mar 26, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Latest Fashion News: The Hottest: Tip Of the Week: This Summer’s Rules!
Fashion cannot go without some rules to cover it! Here are this summer’s latest fashion news and rules that will keep you in at all times! Do you want to survive the fashion critiques this summer? Do you want to be in, in any way possible, and never be stopped…
By: themakeover in  Womens Interests   Jun 07, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Choose The Right False Eyelashes
Not everyone has long or thick lashes naturally. While many women try to remedy a lack of a full lash line by using mascara, this method can lead to that dreaded spider look. A much better alternative is to wear false eyelashes. But where to start? There are so many…
By: Edmund Brunetti in  Womens Interests   Jun 07, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Home Remedies Method to Get Rid Of Pimple Marks
Hello, I am Meenu Nandwana, I am a hairstylist and makeup expert in pune. On the off chance that you are here that implies you are experiencing eventual outcomes of pimple i.e. pimple scars or pimple marks. There are such a variety of items are accessible in the business sector,…
By: meenu12 in  Womens Interests   Jun 07, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Summer Beauty: The Best Products for Sun - kissed, 'no Make - up' Skin
Warmer weather fast approaches and the beauty look of the season calls upon a trifecta of bronzed, dewy skin and gloriously-flushed cheeks. A recurring theme for spring/summer, there is something reassuring about that glistening hyper glow that imbues the world of beauty at this time of year. It’s easy-to-understand beauty,…
By: Florjgross in  Womens Interests  >  Self Defense   Jun 07, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Beauty Benefits Of Homely Products
Girls tend to spend loads of cash in purchasing beauty products. However, some products prove to be useful thereby providing desirable results while others prove to be a waste. They just don’t prove to be useful like the way they are portrayed. My idea of enjoying the beauty benefits is…
By: niks1 in  Womens Interests  >  Beauty Products   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

The Winds Of Change: Socially Aware Underwear
Everybody agrees that the characteristics of good underwear include not just comfort and sturdiness but also that it looks good while fulfilling its functions. Underwear is an important part of any woman’s life. This is not to make a sweeping statement or a generalization but to acknowledge the fact that…
By: Victoria Clarke in  Womens Interests  >  Beauty Products   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1864    Report this Article