At this point in time, American’s ever persistent struggle with weight and obesity is evident. Some blame the prevalence and dominance of technology for lack of movement and exercise. Others blame major fast food chains. And, while these arguments are definitely worthy, they do not take into account another question: Why are other cultures able to eat so much, and not have this sort of obesity problem?

In her book French Girls Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano explores a very old but relevant notion: People from France are not overweight. Why?

As someone who lived in France for 20 years, I can honestly say I attribute this to the much different relationship the French have with food; it is much different than the kind Americans have with it. Americans are typically known for their gravitation toward quick fixes and extreme measures. The problem is that these diets are fads—not permanent lifestyle solutions.

In this article, previously featured in the Tampa Bay Wellness magazine, you can read in detail about the 4 secrets the French have for staying thin. They:

  1. Eat slowly.
  2. Eat real, wholesome, colorful foods.
  3. Eat high quality foods.
  4. Eat with their heads.

As a Certified Nutritionist, it is my specialty to guide individuals towards a healthy diet and lifestyle. In doing so I am able to help people reverse chronic conditions and diseases, maintain a healthier weight, and overall look and feel better.

When you start incorporating these 4 main principles into your lifestyle, I guarantee you will start to feel much differently about your body and health. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me ( I am always interested in hearing how these changes are having a positive impact on your life! Let me know if you are interested in an individual consultation session so we can work to tailor a diet and nutrition program around your specific needs.