With the intoxicating aroma of pastry shops around every corner, you would think Parisians might have trouble staying thin. But au contraire, they somehow manage to eat baguettes and croissants yet still look amazing with their perfectly tousled hair and all. While living in Paris, I knew I would not be able to resist the bread, to say nothing of the macarons and éclairs and pains au chocolat and cute little cheese shops and...well, you get the picture. I needed a plan.
I was baffled as French women don’t seem to exercise much—at least not the way we think of it with regular daily "workouts," but they do seem to eat pretty much whatever they want. They don’t speak much about fitness or weight or calories, and yet most appear as if they take great care to stay in shape. Bread is not thought of as "empty calories" but as an essential part of every meal. I love carbs so was on a mission to find out their secrets.
Here are a few tips/tricks I picked up: