Diet of a Parisian — what is it

French women are the most sophis­ti­cat­ed and styl­ish women in the world. The lau­rels of the most ele­gant ladies belong to them by right, but the fig­ure is the result of a spe­cial French nutri­tion sys­tem. It is worth chang­ing your eat­ing habits and those extra pounds will go away by them­selves.


Duel: Cohen vs. Dukan

Cur­rent­ly, the whole world is watch­ing the fight between the two most emi­nent nutri­tion­ists in France. Recent­ly, Dr. Dukan’s trendy pro­tein diet, which has been in favor for sev­er­al years, has been rec­og­nized by British nutri­tion­ists as one of the most harm­ful VIP diets. It turns out that it is too com­plex and unbal­anced. And most impor­tant­ly, the Dukan diet is harm­ful to health (it can cause weak­ness, bad breath, con­sti­pa­tion). But, despite this, many by iner­tia con­tin­ue to fol­low this sys­tem.

That is why anoth­er lead­ing French expert in the field of healthy nutri­tion Jean-Michel Cohen, hav­ing won a law­suit against Dukan and prov­ing that his diet caus­es a lot of side effects, wrote the book “The Parisian Diet”. It is believed that the method pro­posed by Dr. Cohen is pri­mar­i­ly harm­less to health and has already allowed many to lose weight. Today, this book leads the world list of dietet­ics man­u­als.

It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle

Sur­pris­ing­ly, mod­ern French prac­ti­cal­ly do not use the famil­iar word “diet” in the sense in which we use it. In France, they have been say­ing “regime” for a long time, and this is no coin­ci­dence. More and more peo­ple are com­ing to the con­clu­sion that just a cou­ple of months to change their lifestyle is not enough to gain the nec­es­sary shape. There­fore, Dr. Cohen pro­pos­es to turn nutri­tion not just into a sys­tem, but into a reg­i­men that will become your con­stant com­pan­ion.

Enjoy food

In the world of nutri­tion, Dr. Cohen has a rep­u­ta­tion for provo­ca­teur. In essence, he offers a rev­o­lu­tion­ary for­mu­la for deter­min­ing, achiev­ing and main­tain­ing your opti­mal weight. The unique­ness of his tech­nique lies in the fol­low­ing:

  • the diet regime allows you to occa­sion­al­ly con­sume fast food and alco­hol;
  • with­out sig­nif­i­cant phys­i­cal exer­tion, the tech­nique ensures long-term preser­va­tion of the result. Accord­ing to Cohen, sports are need­ed to pro­mote health, and not to fight excess weight;
  • every­thing is allowed, the only thing that will have to be strict­ly lim­it­ed in your diet is fats;
  • there are no “mir­a­cle foods” on the menu, which allows you to make a diet at your dis­cre­tion. “Food should be enjoyed!” is Dr. Cohen’s main slo­gan;
  • the time of eat­ing is unim­por­tant, even break­fast is option­al;
  • Cohen’s diet does not increase blood cho­les­terol lev­els.

Dr. Cohen’s 7 tips to help you lose weight with­out harm­ing your health

  1. Enjoy food and pam­per your­self from time to time. This is the most impor­tant ele­ment of a suc­cess­ful diet! If we exclude every­thing that we love from the diet, then in the end we will def­i­nite­ly break down and aban­don the diet.
  2. Dur­ing the day eat at reg­u­lar inter­vals. Enjoy lunch­es and din­ners with all fam­i­ly mem­bers, and do not drag any­thing from the refrig­er­a­tor at any time of the day or night. Only in this way will you stop snack­ing between main meals, and thanks to joint meals, the micro­cli­mate in the fam­i­ly will improve.
  3. Do not rush. Take a break for food three times a day — at least 20 min­utes each. Pay atten­tion to what you eat. Dur­ing this time, do not be dis­tract­ed by any­thing else. Read­ing, watch­ing TV, work­ing on the com­put­er, and oth­er activ­i­ties while eat­ing are espe­cial­ly dan­ger­ous. This dis­tracts atten­tion and makes it dif­fi­cult to lis­ten to the body, which tells you when to stop.
  4. Let every meal be mind­ful. It may seem ridicu­lous to you, but if you stop for a minute to look at the food and feel its aro­ma, enjoy its aes­thet­ic appear­ance before you try it, you will get more sat­is­fac­tion from its taste.
  5. Get back to the kitchen! Cook home­made meals with sim­ple recipes and only fresh ingre­di­ents, avoid processed foods and ready-made meals that con­tain exces­sive amounts of salt and sat­u­rat­ed fats that push us beyond the bound­aries of a bal­anced diet.
  6. Reduce por­tion size. When you put a lot on your plate, you get the feel­ing that you have to eat every­thing, and thus often eat more than you need, con­tin­u­ing to eat even after you have had enough.
  7. Drink water through­out the day. It has been proven that half a liter of water helps to speed up metab­o­lism by 30%.

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