The French Diet

Michel Montignac
Interesting to consider, but difficult to give up all sugar (including honey) and to follow his advice to replace strong coffee with decaf or half-caf. This book presents another diet with Phases. However, Michel Montignac is "emphatic" that this new diet is what your normal diet should be. The program is one of considering GI, carbohydrates, et cetera. 1/2 of the book is menus and recipes. The recipes don’t require as many exotic ingredients as I have seen in other diet books.
" …eating should count among the greatest pleasures of human existence. This is why cooking is a real art–just like music or painting– that is accessible to everyone and which symbolizes some of the most valuable qualities of life. Perfecting this art should not be limited only to an awareness of the nutritional value of a food, but should also celebrate the culinary pleasures that come from discovering new foods and different ways of preparing them."
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  1. Katrina

    Last night I re-read The South Beach Diet. It looks more accessible and less calculating than The French Diet.
    When we lived in Moundsview (before I knew that I had Cushing’s Disease) I tried the SBD and it was okay. The problem was the cost of fresh foods. Now that I am looking at it again, I think that it wouldn’t be impossible to make up a menu within one’s budget if you put just a little bit of effort into it. You don’t have to buy fancy, expensive vegetables. Just be careful to organize your menu so that you don’t have to drive to the grocery store every day in order to keep the food from spoiling before you use it up.
    I know, I know…easy to say…

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