Saturday, May 17, 2008

Lady - like eating.

I don't know if it has been providentially arranged, or that I am just drawn to a certain type of *diet* book, but it struck me that the recurring theme in most of the ones I have been perusing lately is what I would categorize as *lady like* eating.
Smaller portions, eating just little bits of treats, eating more frequently throughout the day so you don't descend upon any meal like a starving refugee, savoring your food instead of reading the Kroger ad, checking e-mail or the worst, shoveling it in while standing at the kitchen island ( something I do for breakfast AND lunch about 75% of the time.....dinner is a bit more civilized.) Making wise food choices instead of mindlessly consuming junky rot.

Yes, one of the books I am reading is "French Women Don't Get Fat", so that has probably influenced how I am thinking about it. (A brief review.....my assessment is French women ( or at least the one writing the book) thinks a bit too highly of the French :), but she has some good advice.)

Still, the idea of "lady like" food consumption is an appealing one. It brings to mind a thin, smartly dressed Englishwoman ( pardon my obsession with English gentility) sitting in her immaculate dining room with cabbage rose curtains, eating bites of chicken salad off lovely china and sipping water with a lemon slice in it out of a glass goblet. If it helps me lose a bit of weight and succeed in changing my eating habits, I will go with it!

3 comments:

JRFell said...

I love the book, "French Women Don't Get Fat" ! It's one of those I read over and over again and I always find another helpful tip or a better way of thinking each time. Sadly, I don't eat like that all of the time but for the most part, that book has made a huge difference in my eating habits; her ideology really does work. :)

kris said...

Well- Jill, if it helps me be as skinny as you, that is definitely added motivation! :)

Thanks again for inviting us to your lovely party. It was fun! Happy, Happy First Birthday, Winston!

xo A. Kris

Michele Quigley said...

Kris this is really insightful! Ladylike eating --I will have to remember that (as I sit here eating double stuff Oreos. . .):-/



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