The secrets of being skinny like French women…

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…assuming you’d like to look like a skinny, French woman.

(By Beatrice Chan) With a cuisine rich in cream, butter and wine, it is a wonder how French women manage to stay ‘svelte’. Would you like to know their secrets?

French diet

The French diet consists of all things gourmet. With their Michelin Chefs and indulgence of butter in cooking most dishes, the French are internationally renowned for their gastronomy. When you think about it, they seem to get away with drinking wine (high in refined calories), cooking with butter (fattening), eating croissants and an assortment of French pastries (refined white flour!). One look at most women in France will kill any claim that one should not eat pastries, cream, butter or drink wine daily. They are slim, skinny and to top it all, it seems they don’t seem to be doing intense cardio or spending every spare hour at the gym. Do you wonder how they do it? Have you ever wondered why?

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The secrets revealed!

  1. French women eat in moderation and chew every bite slowly. Doing this, their brain registers that they are fuller quicker.
  2. French women eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, bought daily, on foot or by bicycle.
  3. French women often bake their own bread or make pies from scratch, therefore making them exert themselves in the kitchen. Not a bad way to sneak a workout!
  4. French women walk everywhere and anywhere. Walking is a good form of exercise while getting errands done.
  5. French women enjoy nature and being outdoors (they walk there too)
  6. French women ride bicycles as a mode of transport rather than a car. This helps tone the legs, thighs and also shapes the buttocks nicely.
  7. French women rarely use lifts or escalators, preferring to use the stairs instead
  8. French women know the art of French kissing (the French kiss burns five calories per minute as opposed to two calories from any normal kiss)
  9. French women carry their groceries (arm toning), while walking (more exercise)
  10. French women turn chores into a workout, they embrace them and do them with positive energy
  11. French women spend time working in the garden, which gives them a gentle workout and limits sitting at the same time.
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  1. Avatar Kiharakariuki69 January 29th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Enough is enough. Matatu madness must end.Hon. Kimunya kaa ngumu kama mzee Michuki.

  2. Avatar Nyakio January 30th, 2012 at 6:20 am

    May I ask who is Mbugua kidding. He is just thinking about his own pockets. My question is who is ever thinking about the commuter? the person who actually has to take these vehicles. The 14 seaters need to be phased out but at the same time I ask who regulates public transport? who is the cck of public transport? because then Mbugua would not be going to court and giving such ultimatums if there was a body mandated to regulate. 
    The commuter would also have a say and a place to complain. These so called saccos & limited companies, that have been formed, what use are they, other than a compliance issue and not one that works because psv’s are still run by one owner.

    This is when public transport needs to be regulated, I applaud the government for the infrastructure but there is a missing link in regards to public transport that need to be addressed asap.It is time the public transport is a public/ private partnership and not run by selfish businesspersons who are in it for profit.

  3. Avatar Archivevan January 30th, 2012 at 6:23 am

    But always remember the traffic jams caused by 14 seaters and the high fares. 14 seaters must go.

  4. Avatar JM January 30th, 2012 at 6:51 am

    These 14 seaters are the ones exploiting the public,they charge high fares and there must be tamed by being phased out,Why should i pay 100 -14 seater  to Kiambu,when a person going to Githurai is on a bus is paying 30 and the distance is more or less the same?????????????????????/

  5. Avatar Anonymous January 30th, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Everyone is taking advantage of the new constitution. They know that if they make a little noise and go to court, the decision may be reversed. Where does that leave the majority who want these 14 seaters to go? If the industry em[ploys 500, 000 people, do these people even pay taxes to maintain the roads?

  6. Avatar Mark January 30th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    and now the madness shifts to the mini buses. If you are a frequent user of Ngong rd you might have an idea. The MOAs came out with all the retards in the industry that they are no longer safer and comfortable like they used to. They lost class! They overspeed, overlap, overcharge on claims “gari ni ya mkubwa” yep, sadly they own the Ngong road. They switch drivers to add more insult and pick stage idlers (thugs) to act as touts on a 10bob fee!
     I agree @Nyakio the government should come up with a way of regulating fares,sometimes it becomes too exorbitant .


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