I'm not sure about this woman's actual height, but 87-ish pounds on a grown woman? If that's what France is selling, I ain't buyin'.Jessica Simpson & gang also discussed the French concept of life- "Joie de Vivre" : The Joy of Life, and how French women are assumed to be able to sip lattes and eat croissant all day while not gaining weight.
While this seems like an ideal lifestyle, it sounds too good to be true, and probably is.
A French model they eat with picked up a green (I'm assuming an asparagus?) and said, "THIS is the model's diet."
Don't I know it.
While I've (obvi) never been a model myself, I know chocolate croissants and full-fat lattes aren't going to give you that ribs-sticking-out-in-a-couture-way. Unfortunately.
If you want to see an awesome blog about real life in Paris from an American's eyes (and who wouldn't!) check out Hungry Yogini's blog. She's actually doing a giveaway right now, too.
Speaking of which- my giveaway- will be comprised of my favorite bars and shippable (is that a word?) goodies that I can send via-FedEx/UPS - I'll tell you this, it will include homemade granola from Original Pizza Palace, which is just about the greatest thing ever. Check out their menu here. Satchel's Pizza salad dressing may also be included;) Deets on how to enter below...
Back to the story- it seems like French women have this air of confidence, but are their realities trapped behind the same thoughts of croissant-eating guilt?
I might be going to an exotic local soon... I'll give you a hint- Alessandra Ambrosio, bikini waxes, acai berries... While my first thought should have been "WOW! What an amazing opportunity"- I sadly thought about what I'd look like. Must repel fat talk! I'll keep you posted more about that if I learn more.
Ya'll know what the V.S. models look like, no need for a picture of 'em- or a bikini wax, for that matter;)
Will the sad cycle of food = guilt ever end? I thought I was getting better, but something triggered and I've been down on myself lately.
Maybe you can help- in accordance (fanc-ay word;) with my giveaway, in order to enter...:
1. Please leave a comment about what makes you feel beautiful/how you make yourself feel beautiful on those days you aren't.
2. Tweet about this and attach me to the link- I'm exerciseandeat :)
Good Luck! I will be "closing" the giveaway at Friday at noon est.
Updated to add: the beautiful Jenny of Peanut Butter and Jenny is hosting a giveaway of her on- check her bloggie out and sign up!