“I eat a baguette a day and workout maybe once a week”
This is what my skinny-ass French friend says to me when I ask him how much bread French people usually eat. He told me when he traveled to Asia it was so hard to get buy without eating bread everyday. After only about 2 months in Paris I managed to gain about 15 pounds and I just can’t seem to work it off. Does anyone else ponder how French people manage to stay so thin? I sure do. Yeah sure they walk a lot and go up and down stairs constantly, but I’m doing the same thing, what’s wrong with me?
France is a land filled with sweet temptations. I no doubt initially gained weight from adding extra sugar to my diet. It seems like everything here is sugary. At snack time there are so many sugary wonders available to you at all times; coffee with sugar, pain au chocolat, macaroons, yummy cookies and tartelettes. It is really difficult to find healthy snack foods in France.
Regardless of changing my diet to WAY LESS amounts of sugar and exercising about 3 times more than before I still haven’t managed to work of the extra weight. At least I am feeling more healthy and am more aware about the dangers of this French SUGARLAND!
Lesson and warning to travelers coming to France: DO NOT GIVE IN TO EVERY TEMPTATION IN PARIS. Pick and chose your goodies and travel WITH CAUTION.
How about you guys? – Anyone else have a similar experience that they’d like to share? What is the one delicious French dessert or sweet that you just cannot resist?