In France, the home of cheese, chocolate and croissants, just 11 percent of the people have weight problems. Meanwhile in the United States, 67 percent of the people have weight problems. So just how do the French stay so thin?
Mireille Guiliano, author of the bestseller French Women Don't Get Fat thinks she has the answers and is ready to share!
Mireille says she distinctly remembers the moment of discovery about the path to thinness in the traditional French diet. "When I grew up in France, I was a normal size. And then I came to the United States and I gained 20 pounds." When she went back home to Paris, Mireille says she felt fat. "Our family doctor told me that I could get back to my normal weight in six months just by doing a few French tricks."