The Secret to Why the French Will Never Be Fat and Americans Will Never Be Skinny

Caught between nutritional ignorance & near obsessiveness

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Someone has to be eating all these French pastries
  • Lunch: Heavy 3 to 4-course meal (example: salad, meat with 1–2 sides, cheese, dessert, coffee)
  • Gouté: Light snack, usually sweet (example: cake or pastry)
  • Dinner: Very Light (example: soup, vegetables, or just breathing)
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Note: key in the bottom right corner = % of population with obesity. (Source)
  • The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008.
  • 17% of U.S. children are obese, affecting about 12.7 million kids and adolescents.

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