Inside the French Paradox: how to eat your cake and stay healthy and lean
Can you have decadent desserts, fat-loaded cheeses, buttery croissants, juicy red meats, heady wine and still be stylishly slim? Can you sin and be thin? Every rational bone in my body—and a lifetime of scolding from cholesterol-phobic doctors and saturated-fat naysayers—says an emphatic no. So, on holiday in France, I watch in utter fascination, for the French seem to have mastered the art of indulging without bulging. And here’s the kicker: All their measures of good health, especially heart health, are one of the best in the world.