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Hi and I am just back from a flying visit to some good friends in Bordeaux in the south of France. We had a lovely trip with much wining and dining. It was really interesting to notice how French women eat.
To begin with all glass sizes and plates are normal or even small. No one talked about diets but tried a smallish portion of everything. But no one overate! The food was relished and remarked upon and eaten slowly with lots of conversation.Our Sunday lunch lasted nearly four hours!
And the wine was poured in small measures to taste and savour, chosen to complement the food. No one got tipsy or loud and despite being a party of 8 we probably only had a few bottles between us - but then it was exceptionally good wine!
I have returned resolved to try the French way of eating as I certainly have a few pounds to lose!
Jane
PS Tomorrow we‘re off to Scotland to visit my daughter- haggis and whisky next!
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      Stephanie wrote May 7, 2008
    • South of France is one of my most favorite places to be.

      I loved eating there. I found myself eating baguettes throughout the day, but never gained any weight.

      While the portions are smaller, people eat more often, and they enjoy life!

      I know that i did not gain weight because i was walking so much. I loved waking up and walking far away, passing the fresh fruit markets, the beautiful clear waters, and the busy streets, to find a delicious hot croissant with a cup of coffee.  

      Let me snap out of that dream!
      There will be no croissants on a daily basis here, my car is too good to me!



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