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Are fats the demons of modern times? Are they the bane of too rich diets? Are they the poison of opulent societies? Without fats, which are an absolute necessity for our brain and our health, life would be impossible. Fats are also the vectors of culture, through the many joys of cooking.
To eat well, is first to put some equilibrium in our daily diet. It is also to accomplish all kinds of small gestures which protect our line and good shape without avoiding a simple, savoury cuisine. Jacques Fricker gives here a recipe book which will put neither our health nor our weight in any danger.
It is possible to eat in a manner that reconciles the demands of staying slim, good health, and general well being - although the steady stream of unhealthy and sometimes dangerous slimming diets would tend to make us believe otherwise. The new health diet proposed here draws much from traditional Cretan eating habits - which seem to be responsible for the populations tenaciously long life. Crete has the highest life-expectancy rate, and its people have the lowest incidence in the western world of cardiovascular diseases, that scourge of the industrialised nations. Serge Renaud is the scientist who discovered that wine can play a role in protecting against cardiovascular diseases - a finding that has become known as the French paradox. After spending much of his career in the United States, he directed a research unit of INSERM (France) for twenty years.
How is it possible to lose weight safely ? How can you be sure you wont regain it ? How can being slim and healthy be reconciled with the pleasure of food ? What about the numerous methods which claim to help you lose weight : diets, proteins, sport, medications, psychotherapies, courses of treatments, surgery ? As a result of his own experience, and the most recent scientific discoveries, Jacques Fricker gives you the means to successfully slim.
Eating well is first of all a case of balancing your daily intake of food. It is also enjoying every day simple yet tasty cooking, and taking small steps to safeguard your figure and your well-being. It is following a diet which is specially adapted to help you to achieve your ideal weight. Finally, it is finding recipes for special occasions which dont threaten your weight or your health. The recipes found in this book have been formulated by Patrick Clavé, a chef at the Centre diététique de Brides-les-Bains, with the collaboration de Valérie Gehin, Isabelle Revol and Marie-José Carduner, who are all nutritionists.