Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Back from Paris, why are the French so thin?

Paris was beautiful. Utterly and completely perfect. The UK seems VERY dull in comparison. Me and my Mum only went for a couple of days but we managed to fit in a hell of a lot without getting tired (that's French coffee for you!) In one day we: went up the eiffel tower, went to the louvre, walked to sacre coure, saw the Moulin Rouge, got a self portrait done in mon martre, shopped, saw the place 'The phantom of the Opera' is filmed, waled from the arc de triumph to the tuilleries. Basically we did a hell of a lot in one day. We walked for a good 10 hours around the stunning streets of Paris, in total awe of the architecture.

When we did sit down we people watched (one of our favourite hobbies) and we came to two conclusions. 1. The French have impecible style. 2. The French are ALL slim. Parisian style is what I aspire to, the simplicity and elegance that they pull of with such ease. (F.Y.I. need to get a trench coat.)

But why are they so thin? Me and mum had a few theories. It seems the French like to take hours eating one meal, they make it into such a social occasion that they eat at a snails pace. We also thought the coutry has an attitude that it simply isn't acceptable to be larger, which is more acceptable here in England. Any thoughts? Why do you think they, as a nation have the lowest obesity rate in Europe?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so envious that you were able to go to Paris! Living here in America it's a VERY big and VERY expensive trek to go to anywhere in Europe. It sounds like you had a great time. I'm glad!

As for why the French are thin, I don't know, but I think they think of food differently than we do. Like you said, they take hours for a meal-- I think they really pay attention to the taste of the food their eating and because they eat so slow they can hear when the "full-o-meter" goes off. I could be totally wrong, but that's my guess.

Welcome home!

Wishing you well,