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This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. Our best little books are 3,500-5,000 words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers.

ABOUT THE BOOK

French Women Dont Get Fat, by Mireille Guiliano, soared to the top of the New York Times Best Seller List in 2005, offering millions of American women insight on how their Euro counterparts managed to stay slender even though they indulged in decadent food and wine.

The book remained popular for a number of years due to its wonderful content and easy-to-use exercise, diet, and lifestyle tips. Despite these useful resources, it never gained the same celebrity as another French-based sensation, The Dukan Diet.

When Dukan made its North American debut in April 2011, its cover featured a plate with two Eiffel Towers and the defiant words, The Real Reason The French Stay Thin.

Though shes no Frenchwoman, Kate Middleton unintentionally emerged as The Dukan Diets celebrity spokeswoman in 2011 as she prepared for her spring wedding with Prince William. According to the Los Angeles Times, Middleton noticeably dropped a couple of dress sizes, allegedly due to the diet created by Dr. Pierre Dukan.

MEET THE AUTHOR

An obsession with Chicago's vibrant dining and drinking scenes drove Audarshia Townsend to first write for respected publications like Essence, Chicago Reader and the Chicago Defender. And her foray into the online world began as one of the first two editors at metromix.com--where they set the tone for the successful entertainment site's cutting-edge style. She also has written lifestyle features for the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Upscale magazine. Then she co-penned two tomes, Cheap Chow Chicago: Third Edition and BlackBook Chicago Guide 2008. Audarshia continues to write cocktail-, dining- and lifestyle-oriented stories for Dining Chicago, Michigan Avenue Magazine and Playboy (as well as appears regularly on WCIU-TV's "You & Me This Morning" and "The G Spot Radio Show").

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

Yager broke down the diet in her Huffington Post column. After evaluating it, she concluded, if the dieter can stick with it to the end, ultimately the diet becomes very French eating well and moving more, with discipline.

Popular television personality, Dr. Oz, offers valuable advice for those considering starting the Dukan diet in an article on doctoroz.com. He writes, on the plus-side, the Dukan Diet gives you long-term management skills and generous flexibility with fruits and some carbohydrates. Adding, if you are going to try the Dukan Diet, be careful to avoid yo-yo dieting where you gain and lose weight between phases. To stay safe, modify the diet so that its more along the lines of the Ultimate Diet, which provides more stability.

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