Losing weight, the Parisian way


Losing weight, the Parisian way
Jean-Michel Cohen's Parisian Diet has been winning over the weight-conscious thanks to its focus on delicious French cuisine.

The Bon Appétit Diet lets you establish weekly goals that will contribute to your overall weight loss goals. Here are some of his rule for successful weight loss. To read our interview with Mr Cohen, pick up the April issue of MiNDFOOD Magazine.


Quick and comfortable

Before you start to lose weight, you must prepare yourself psychologically. It’s harder to lose weight when you are stressed, so you need to be relaxed and organise a plan that suits your goals and lifestyle best.


Learn how to shop

Supermarket shopping has become a science. Learn how to read labels, spot “false friends” and make your own choices without being influenced by advertising.


Turn the program into a lifestyle

Losing those extra kilos is definitely not trying to turn your life upside down. Learn how to eat more nutritiously, balance your diet and portion your food properly.


Managing food

Anything is allowed if you balance and portion – even chocolate! Your diet will be more varied, with vegetables and fruits taking centre stage. You will learn how to eat nutritious, well-balanced food that will help keep off the kilos.


Know how to cook

Now that you have mastered food management, it’s time to get your hands dirty! Learning how to cook is a major asset to your diet and weight loss. You will know what to cook and what you enjoy eating so you will lose weight without ever going hungry!


Playing sports effectively

The primary advantage of the gym is that it increases energy expenditure and therefore allows a more rapid weight loss. It can also reshape and align the body. By regularly playing a sport, you will put the odds in your favour to maintain your weight.


Weight stabilisation

Learn how to not feel too guilty when you deviate from the diet from time to time, and you will continue to weigh yourself regularly.


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