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Why French People Don’t Get Fat: The REAL reasons!

Salut YouTube in today’s video
I am gonna do my best to share everything I know and explain why, in the land of cheese and butter and
cream and croissants
French people are able to stay so slim
and the statistics don’t lie France does have the lowest obesity rate of
35 OECD countries only 10% of them are obese
They don’t diet you don’t often see them running around the gym five times a week
So how do they do it? It’s just not fair right?! And I’ve heard some people say “Oh, it’s the genetics!”
Guys think about it
This doesn’t make sense France is almost in the center of Europe
Imagine the millions of people that have passed through this land over the last thousands of thousands of years
Their genetics have no greater
superpowers than the Italians do or the Brits do or the Spanish do
plus this argument is null and void because the
obesity rates and the average weight of the average French person has been steadily
increasing over time with the introduction of
globalized diet and influences from other parts of the Western world
meaning that it was actually what they’re eating and very importantly how they were eating
that makes the big difference.
So let me share with you six lessons when it comes to food from the French
that allow them to stay in shape with very little additional effort
Lesson number one is that the French take their time to eat
So we’ve all heard about the famous one,
two-hour lunch breaks in France and this is NOT a myth
So even in Paris even in the corporate working world we break for one hour at lunchtime
And we sit down at the table and eat our lunch
And it takes that long because the French will break their meal down into components so a traditional
meal would be your entree, the main the cheese course and then
dessert for us in the corporate world at lunchtime
we usually just have an entrée and a main or a main and a dessert
But the principle still there of breaking your meal down into courses,
so this helps to maintain a healthy weight for two main reasons
So the first is you’re at the table you’re eating with all five senses
You know you’re not distracted still working on your computer screen or watching TV in the evening
You’re present with your food if you can imagine you start on your first course
You know you have the time you’re not rushed
You chew more slowly
And you actually savor what you’re eating rather than just quickly inhaling a sandwich for example at the desk
So you can learn when you’re doing all of these things your brain has the time to
register that you’ve actually eaten
So scientists saying that it actually takes the brain 20 minutes to figure out that you’ve eaten, and so when you eat quickly
your stomach is full, but your mind is still hungry
And this is why we just keep eating
beyond what we actually need
In France because you’ve got the time to go course-by-course
You can actually take a moment between courses when you’re shifting your plates
so you’ve finished your entree and you’re starting on your main
and it’s a very different relationship with your main because
you’ve had the time to figure out
how hungry you still are how much room you have left
and then you make a decision to continue so even though you feel like you’re having
two three even four courses sometimes
things are so spread out and the portion sizes are smaller anyway by default
that you actually end up eating
less than you would if you had one big plate of food
And you’re quickly trying to shovel everything down as fast as humanly possible
Lesson number two is that the French eat a lot of everything
but don’t eat too much of anything
What do I mean by that? Well France is not a country of deprivation
and when it comes to your diet the sauces are creamy
their duck is cooked in butter everything is the real deal
you’ll find it really hard to find low-fat, sugar-free
fat-free products like we have in New Zealand America UK for example
But why isn’t that really unhealthy? Well not really because
usually these products are more highly processed
and they’re more difficult for our bodies to digest because they’re less natural
What the French
do is they take the real full products, but they all just eat a little bit of everything
There’s a lot of variety in the diet so at lunchtime for example
It’d be completely normal that I have a full chicken breast some rice and some
vegetables and then for a dessert you might have some yogurt or a fruit or even a cake
But my point here really is that you have a full meal a lot of fruit and veg actually and a lot of
flavors on your plate you know the French woman around me
don’t cut entire food groups out of their diet like carbs for example like we do
French women eat their carbs!
I think because they eat everything in moderation
they don’t get these insane cravings
and they don’t binge on things French people eat a lot of everything
They eat in-season products
They don’t eat processed foods in general
And they avoid it genetically modified things like the plague
and you often hear French women saying things like “je fais juste attention”
which means I’m just paying a little bit of attention so they’re never on these big crash diets
They’re not doing the Atkins diet
They’re not doing like whatever the big trend diet is at the moment
What that means is that they still continue to eat a little
bit of everything
but maybe a smaller portion size and they’ll always just take a piece of fruit
or a yogurt instead of taking something
Super-sweet for example
Lesson number three from the French is that food education is as important as maths
It’s as important as spelling
It is a subject in and of itself
French people are educated
about healthy food and eating habits from the moment they can eat them not like us at
23 years old googling away like which foods have high sugar content. That’s a little bit too little too late
don’t you think? And they say that the diet you have in your early years
Impacts your relationship with food for your whole life, so let’s move
on to the French crèche or kindergarten because this is just kind of insane every day
these little French children 2, 3, 4 years old will sit down
for lunch for 1 hour at the table
And they will eat their four-course meal which has been provided by a chef with organic ingredients
The huge variety of food the menus are changing week after week.
They have strong flavors their blue cheese their shrimps
They really get the kids to eat a lot of diverse products
This is at no additional cost this is highly highly subsidized by the state
The crèches and kindergardens in France are very very cheap, and it’s all inclusive.
This is educating their future citizen about something that they’re going to need to do every single day
which is to eat in a healthy and
balanced way. You actually see these small children
and they learn to do things like serve each other first before they start eating
to drink water to eat in a slow and
healthy and civilized way. They’re using their metal knives and forks for example
No plastic cutlery up in here! Lunch is really seen as a class that lasts a full hour
I actually have an example menu in front of me and
some of the main courses are like lamb skewers on couscous
codfish and a dill sauce and for the dessert
it’s the choice between a
caramel or vanilla flan – like these kids are three or four years old!
My French boyfriend for example never had fizzy drink growing up in
his whole life. He’s eaten at McDonald’s
maximum a handful of times.
I think it sounds kind of mean to a culture like us like all these poor kids never getting these treats
but that’s just normality for them, so they don’t view it as mean or restrictive. That’s just normal.
Lesson number four is around eating at consistent hours and privileging eating at home.
So I’ve mentioned this already in one of my culture shock videos
but I was really shocked when I came here
And how strict the schedule is when it comes to eating you eat three meals a day, and if you have a snack
that’s a goûter and it’s something that you have maybe around 4 to 5 p.m.
But that’s it so thanks to this routine
you really know your body like clockwork, and so you find that the French never let themselves get too hungry
which means of course I never let themselves get too stuffed because they don’t wait till they’re absolutely
starving to eat and because as well they eat proper meals like sit down for a real, filling lunch and
a proper dinner I’m not snacking away in the afternoon, and you’re not snacking in the evenings either
You don’t get those cravings for ice cream or biscuits or anything at 9/10 p.m.
And in France they stay largely in control of when they eat in the evenings for example because they’re
really privileging eating at home.
I’ve found a lot of French people do, they think that dining at home hosting at home having friends around
in the home is just
as sexy as eating out. A recent study by the committee for health education
here in France found that eating is still very closely linked to the national heritage here of
consuming good food for pleasure in France
76 percent of meals are prepared at home and the
favorite place to eat both lunch and dinner is in the family home with 75 percent
saying that they ate at the family table
Lesson number 5 from the French is that they just know when to stop.
I think the secret here is really around the
courses and that you break the meal down so you have that moment to stop and think am I still hungry?
How much more do I want? And I’ve also noticed that when you’ve got a bowl of salad on the table for example
You always just take a little portion each, but there’s always some left and the bowl so you’ll eat
and then you’ll finish your share, and then you’ll have a moment to think hmm
Do I want more? And then if it’s yes
Then you take more so you don’t serve everything that’s on the table on the plate straight away
You don’t fill up your plate completely you just take a little bit of everything
finish that and then we’ll go for round 2 if
You feel like it, but there’s also something here, not just around auto-regulation
but around peer regulation as well because
I have friends and my boyfriend sometimes will
comment on how much I’ve taken and they’re not trying to be mean or shame me, but they’re like oh
that’s a lot and that actually seems to be culturally acceptable,
but you do sometimes hear those comments from colleagues like oh
I couldn’t eat that much. Oh you must be hungry or oh, that’s very sugary be careful
don’t eat too much of that. Although I’m trying not to take it as a shaming thing I’m kind of like
this isn’t any of your business what I’m eating, but yeah, it’s just anyway
it’s something that I’ve noticed over here
Lesson number six isn’t so much about the food
but it’s about drinking so the stereotype about France is that they’re drinking wine at lunch time at dinner time
When actually yeah, they may enjoy a glass of wine at dinner time for example
but they don’t care for hard liquor, and they’re never out to drink too much, to get drunk and
absolutely trolleyed, okay young people aside
And I do have some French girlfriends that are living in the UK, and they’re
with the amount of drinking that gets done in the UK especially at
University a lot of them say like okay
I might drink a lot
But never to the extent where I would get drunk and fall over and vomit
I think they think it’s probably quite vulgar to end up in such a drunken mess and my point is that
alcohol has a lot of carbs in it and
drinking is very closely linked to weight gain and yeah
They just don’t have the same kind of approach to alcohol either here in France so those are kind of the main
principles that I wanted to cover with you guys today the six lessons that I’ve learnt from the French
I’m almost expecting quite a few people to comment on the fact that French people tend to be skinnier in
Paris than in the regions
And I think that is quite true to an extent there’s usually a wealthier portion of the country living in the big city
So you’ll get those young
Parisians who have interests in yoga and fitness blogs
and health in general you’re also super active around Paris. You’re walking everywhere
you’re walk five to ten kilometers a day just going through the metro system and
yeah, Paris is kind of a stressful lifestyle and you’ve got to remember that stress
can sometimes burn calories for certain people as well. One topic
I haven’t touched on here is the smoking because I know the French smoke a lot,
and I know that smoking is an appetite suppressant
But I honestly think that such a tiny tiny piece of the puzzle
And if you think about it is every single smoker that you know slim?
not sure
And I really think it’s around the attitude around foods and mindset and the approach to
eating in France which is kind of the secret and let me know what kind of topics below that you’d like to learn about or
know more about I’m happy to do research to investigate and to give my opinion on
The French, life in France and all of that crazy stuff and until next time guys – à bientôt !

Randall Smitham



  1. Not Even French Posted on December 13, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Hey party people! In case any of you are curious: No I haven't lost weight since moving to France. TWO WORDS: French patisseries 😜 did I miss any French secrets to success? Let me know down below!

  2. Isabella Renaudin Wycherley Posted on April 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Spot on!! I live in Australia and I would say .Australians haven t griwn up to be civikised ariund alcohol, too sad to see . You are right about everything in .France about food meals eating education and traditions about eating habits.

  3. tiestu Posted on April 17, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    They many fat people in France .

  4. J Posted on April 18, 2019 at 11:25 am

    You are a very classy, lovely lady. I very much enjoy watching all your videos 🙂

  5. Suzanne La Force Posted on April 18, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    In the United States many places have only 30 minutes for lunch. And, some places have only 15 minutes. Americans shovel down their lunches so they can rush back to work. Many Americans say they have little time, — and they don't. In the United States we are always slaving for our workplaces. My son often doesn't get to take his 2 fifteen minute breaks. So, he works 12 hours per day regularly with no breaks. I used to work at a factory that allowed it's workers only one 5 minute break in a 12 hour day.

  6. Théo Bruncher Posted on April 21, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    I've read somewhere that this is called "French Paradox".
    I think why obesity rate in French people is one of the lowest in developed countries is that since childhood we're accustomed to eat together with the family and take time. Of course sometimes it's not possible to eat all together, and some of French students may love junkfood from time to time like youngsters, but having a meal in France must respect a certain code : take your time, eat as much different types of products in a meal.as you can. Of course I know a lot of people who don't have breakfast but it doesn't prevent from having healthy habits !

  7. François Raminosona Posted on April 21, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    In terms of drink I think also we drink our fruits : Wine and cider is just fruit juices Haha

  8. Kelvin Manuyag Posted on April 21, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Hi I'm from nz

  9. K K Posted on April 22, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Je vis au Canada et déjà il y a une différence pour la nourriture. J'ai quitté la France et la nourriture est une des choses qui me manque le plus. Surtout les fruits frais comme les brugnons, la bonne viande et le pain. Par contre, on a de la chance à Montréal car il y a une conscience qui s'est développée. Je mange bio autant que possible. Je cuisine plus pour être sure de connaître l'origine de ce que je mange car le Canada n'est pas épargné par la junk food et les conservateurs. Ce n'est pas seulement le poids qui est en jeu, mais tout ton corps. Je remarque que les canadiens vieillissent mal à cause de la mauvaise qualité des aliments. Leur peau est fatiguée, ils sont plus gras, etc. La nouvelle génération change de mentalité heureusement mais c'est un combat de tous les jours. Et puis au Québec il y a du vrai fromage. Le reste du Canada c'est le désert alimentaire.

  10. Michelle Arredondo Posted on April 22, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    United States should do this

  11. Ms Heather Monroe Posted on April 23, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I bought a diet book called French women don't get fat and followed all of those French recipes. Only, I kept my American activity level. Developed gallstones. Walking is key, and enjoying your food. And spending time with friends, I do believe.

  12. Aly K Posted on April 24, 2019 at 10:57 am

    I try to take as long as possible for a lunch break. It’s so difficult when you only have 1/2 an hour to eat and 10-20 of that is spent actually Getting the food. 🙁

  13. Mia Decat Posted on April 24, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    J'adore ta vidéo je me suis rendue compte de choses que je ne me rendais pas compte sur ma culture !!

  14. Jori Turpin Posted on April 25, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I love your videos. As a high school French teacher, I've shown a few in my class. I do have to say, there are definitely pros to the French way of eating. I take a group of students over to Europe every few years and they seriously have such a hard time trying the new foods, and adjusting to the portion sizes. However, when talking to them later, they felt that even though they didn't feel stuffed, they weren't every really hungry. I think that is the key. Also, my husband has a few stomach issues which requires frequent trips to the restroom after eating. However, all three times we've been in Europe, he feels so much better and never gets sick. I believe it is because of the lack of processed foods there. I could definitely get used to having an hour lunch. As a teacher, my lunch is 25 min, then it's back to class. We feed our students and teachers frozen processed foods and send them back to work. I don't think it is the most conducive process for creating a motivated learning atmosphere.

  15. Tryharders Crew Posted on April 28, 2019 at 9:11 am

    2 hours lunch ? Seems you never take a lunch with a rural family lmao.
    In my place, we can stay more than 6 hours on a lunch at week-end 🙂
    (and even while eating, we talk about food, we're great ecks dee)

  16. Kraft Kaiden Posted on April 28, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Answer : They do.

  17. A B Posted on April 29, 2019 at 12:33 am

    French expat to us. Was 140 lbs I'm now 200. In 8 years….
    Too many already made food and frozen stuff and fast food in the states

  18. Carianin 52 Posted on April 30, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Sounds like the way we used to eat. Real food in real time.

  19. Mathieu Avisse Posted on April 30, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    N'importe quoi . Il y a plein de gros en France , comme partout dans les pays riches :principalement les pauvres .

  20. Yuseph ABD ALLAH I Posted on May 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    be careful guys, this girl is a fraud. her french accent is awful. she wants you to believe she can pass unnoticed and fool frenchies.

  21. Serjin Posted on May 3, 2019 at 6:55 am

    J'aime beaucoup le canard, en magret, en grillade, en rôti, en foie gras, en confit, mais j''utilise le beurre uniquement pour les aiguillettes cuites à la poêle. Le canard est suffisamment gras en France, il n'y a pas besoin de rajouter de la matière grasse. En général on le cuit avec sa propre graisse et cela suffit amplement.

  22. batman not Bruce Wayne Posted on May 5, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    On a des gros aussi mdr

  23. alexandre flint Posted on May 8, 2019 at 8:51 am

    stfu u know nothing

  24. Khagu Posted on May 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Normal de faire attention à son alimentation, la médecine commence dans ton assiette. Après tout, on est ce que l'on mange.

  25. RICHARD SUNIL Posted on May 11, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Hmmm, you are beautiful.

  26. John Smith Posted on May 12, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    They simply don't eat like pigs like so many other people. There is no other mechanism to obesity than overeating.

  27. Romainstream Posted on May 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Beaucoup de Français sont gros ! N'importe quoi cette vidéo.

  28. Antonin Mattmann Posted on May 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

    In France when we are with our family, sometimes lunches are 6 or 7 seven hours long you weren't totally right in the first point 😂

  29. Juggernaut Posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Vous voulez perdre du poids rapidement ? Coupez vous une jambe

  30. Rachel Posted on May 21, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    It was so funny when you said "it's as important as spelling" but there was a spelling typo in "education". 😉

  31. Jessie Afaratu Posted on May 21, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    how is French people reacting to obesity people? Are they going to judge you/body shaming?

  32. Turbo Posted on May 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    What about eating cock?

  33. INFINITY575 Posted on May 23, 2019 at 2:03 am

    wine cheese and bread true

  34. Bob S. Stevenson Posted on May 23, 2019 at 3:55 am

    'food eudcation'

  35. Nuru Hesenov Posted on May 26, 2019 at 5:53 am

    she :Why French people don't get fat
    me : ?
    she :Because they know when to stop
    me: (mind blown)

  36. • tamara draw • Posted on May 29, 2019 at 7:03 am

    C’est drôle à voir les commentaires on dirait qu’il y a plus de gens français que de gens d’autres pays > <
    Je sais pas vous mais moi je regarde ce genre de vidéos parce que je me soucie toujours de ce que les autres pays pensent des français ^^

  37. Eva. Posted on May 30, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    In America if you’re eating a large meal with others, you pass the dishes around and you take a little bit of whatever you want, but sometimes it can also be seen as disrespectful if you don’t try a little bit of everything. But then you have all this food on your plate and it can be hard to finish it all and then you feel guilty for wasting food and stuffed for trying to finish it all

  38. Dr Monday Posted on May 31, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I HATE America!!!! When I grow up I'm gonna move to France! I hate it here

  39. Louise Eady Posted on June 1, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Our French Au Pair only ate a salad all day – no bread, no maynoise. Thats why she was thin. I do think the fact that they walk everywhere makes the biggest difference. They are far more active and therefore burn more calories.

  40. ed low Posted on June 1, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Fat doesn't make you fat. Carbs do. Americans are fat because of their low-fat, high-carb junk food lifestyle. The French also eat a lot of what we would call organic (read that fresh and local) as a matter of course.

  41. Andi B Posted on June 1, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I agree with you partially and the cultural side, well that E621 which is omnipresent in almost anything breaks the link with the brain as studies claim and the loosing weight equation: how many kcal you eat vs how many you will burn reflects into their average portion sizes of 285 – 300g

  42. ltvanburen Posted on June 1, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    So civilized. American conservatives would never allow it.

  43. Bitza Vasile Posted on June 2, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Fake i see alot of french fat people depends wath you eath from market

  44. oldschoolwaverider Posted on June 2, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Would it be difficult to maintain a vegan or vegetarian diet? As someone with autoimmune issues who cannot drink wine. eats very little dairy. I wonder how difficult it would be to live in France and integrate with the culture.

  45. Mark Hathaway Posted on June 5, 2019 at 3:12 am

    3. Food EUDucation Starts Young. I hope their spelling does too. I think you're probably correct about eating a little of everything. It's also good to eat variety to be sure of getting some of each of the things we need: protein, fats, carbs, dietary fiber, vitamins, etc.

  46. corydoras Posted on June 6, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Vous n'avez jamais rencontré ma belle-mère. La mort par le camembert!

  47. ThePlataf Posted on June 8, 2019 at 11:54 am

    When I was last in France, just about everyone smoked their brains out night and day. No wonder their appetites were suppressed. And, although none of them would admit it, a LOT pf the French women spent hours in the gym, terrified in case what little they'd eaten at breakfast would magically transform itself into rolls of blubber by evening time! Yes, they really are that neurotic.

    The French are extremely cruel to anyone who doesn't fit into their idea of what people should look like, whether it's weight, hairstyles, makeup, fashions, etc. The pressure to conform is immense.

    So there you have it- smoking, and social ostracism if you dare to differ from your peers. THEY are the secrets to remaining slim in France.

  48. Sindy FashionNerd Posted on June 8, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    They eat well but with portion control! Ps. your make up is too much for France no? 😝

  49. Lauren Hughes Posted on June 9, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Agree with the comment about shame and judgement. The French are arrogant/rude people w a superiority issue. They keep a homogenous weight culture through shame. I wore Uggs to walk 2 blocks from my apartment while visiting France because my feet were in shambles and people all but threw rocks at me.

  50. Cheyenne Wildt Posted on June 9, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    i think the way we feed kids in the US is disgusting. i'm glad my mom didn't give me soda when i was a kid because i grew up not liking it very much and will only drink it at like a barbecue or something as a treat and not as my actual drink. i've seen parents here give kids who aren't even talking yet sodas like mountain dew which is like drinking sugary battery acid. in america we have this weird idea that kids just won't eat healthy food and you have to give them junk like chicken nuggets or corn dogs all the time when really if you just give them vegetables and fruits as soon as they're ready to eat solid food they will eat it…

  51. Rivka Potchebutzky Posted on June 10, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    great video!

  52. cal carter Posted on June 12, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Have you seen Gerard Dapardieu ? You are so naive. French people are a bunch of repressed drunks who screwed up every country they ever set foot in. Haiti , Vietnam , Rwanda to name a few, dont even get me started on Quebec Matter of fact after the genocide in Rwanda they dropped the French language as the official language replacing it with English because the Rawndens realized, joie de vivre and laisser faire simply means I'm going to drink and smoke myself into a shrivelled old crone and generally accomplish nothing. You left Australia for an effete fraud of a country Madmoiselle.

  53. cal carter Posted on June 12, 2019 at 4:21 am

    They only eat small portions because apparently they have to continually wash down their food with a cigarette.

  54. D J Koenig Posted on June 13, 2019 at 5:04 am

    The French don't eat processed, fake, chemical-foods from a factory. America & other countries eat those poisonous, deadly & fattening fake-foods made in factories by companies who don't care about their customers nor care about offering them real foods that are without deadly chemicals, additives, preservatives & tons of corn syrup! We are dying of odd/modern diseases & suffering needlessly because we don't know how-to eat nor do we value eating non-toxic real food. It isn't offered in any abundance in the U.S. anymore & when it is it's still of questionable safety & quality.

  55. O.lworldwide Posted on June 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    “No plastic cutlery up in here” lmao love it !!!!

  56. Halima A Posted on June 15, 2019 at 6:15 am

    I lost 4kgs in a week when I was in Paris because all I did was walking and plus food is hella expensive in Europe. 😂☺️

  57. Sarah Posted on June 16, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Well damn, I gotta get my fatass to Paris then 😤

  58. Lps Theatre Posted on June 16, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I am a French girl who moved to America. When I was in France, I was very thin. When I moved to America, I wasn’t so thin. I wasn’t fat, but I wasn’t the same. Why? JUNK FOOD!! PESTICIDES! “HEALTHY” FOODS!! Avoid all of these, and lose weight! Grow your own vegetables, and walk instead of driving/sitting in the car! Hope that helps! 😁

  59. Pamela Monroy Posted on June 17, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Acting like there wasn’t fat people in France smh

  60. Pamela Monroy Posted on June 17, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Acting like there wasn’t fat people in France smh

  61. Faith Posted on June 18, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    But skinny people look older than their age and always age badly. Men don't like skinny women either because they don't look fertile as much a healthy or curvy woman. Skinny is sign of illness or a stressful life. The poor people in Africa are skinny and that's not a attractive look.

  62. Maria Charisma Yabao Posted on June 21, 2019 at 8:45 am

    it was the first time of my french bf to eat at KFC when i took him with me. he only eats when he is hungry, i eat everytime no matter im hungry or not lol.

  63. Lynda T Posted on June 21, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you for your super helpful tips. 💛

  64. Epitoma-Rei-Militaris Posted on June 23, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Notice how she didn't say anything about the Germans having superpower genetics.

  65. أعلنت عليك لعنة الكارما عليك لعنة الكارما Posted on June 23, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Inhaling the sandwich 🥪! 😱 lol. Live it. 😂

  66. أعلنت عليك لعنة الكارما عليك لعنة الكارما Posted on June 23, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    French people in Dubai , ear “ fast food “, all za time !

  67. Aimee Ward Posted on June 23, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    It's the same thing in the US. Americans who know how to eat in small portions and walk (bike, etc) can eat all kinds of pies, cakes, whole milk, butter, and be at their right weight. Unfortunately when our current roads and neighborhoods were built after World War II it was taken for granted that you had a car. We live 3 miles from my husband's office. He would like to ride a bicycle but that would involve riding on a main highway over a freeway interchange, which is not only impractical but dangerous. So he drives.

  68. UK TV is lit Posted on June 24, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    I love eating chocolate but I basically have a fat stomach

    I workout for 20 minutes before or after school I do fast but lul I never diet and eat 3 meals a day and a snack when I get home from school

  69. Carrie Patino Posted on June 25, 2019 at 5:53 am

    I am an American but truly love French culture. I cook a lot of French foods including Croque Monsieur, warm tuna and potato salad with shallot and mustard dressing, garlic roast chicken (Poulet a l' Ail), Pots du Creame, Boeuf A La Blonde, and Boeuf Bourguignon. But on a recent trip to France we were in Nice, I was confused because Croque Madame was listed as a starter, I ordered that as well as a wonderful garlic chicken for a main course. Perhaps my mistake was ordering at the same time. I was under the impression that the servings would be tiny. The waitress raised her eyebrows at me. When the food came I had many huge dishes place in front of me and laughed in embarrassment! However, it worked out well because others had ordered something that amounted to a plate of salami and cheese, so I was able to cut off a small taste for myself and feed all my Australian friends at the table. So even though I knew slightly more about the foods, clearly I have a lot to learn! In the end my friends we're grateful that I over ordered, but I am still confused that an appetizer turned out to be a full meal! Any advice for next time would be appreciated!

  70. Voyager en photos Posted on June 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    It's funny because I'm French and I think that all that you explain it's just the normal way to eat ! I was so chocking by the size of the portion when I went in the US !
    I would also add that there is a social pressure in France to stay in a good shape (that's why we comment what the others eat (you are right to not take it personally !!) I think it is more difficult to be in overweight because people look bad at you – that is not the case in some others countries as USA for instance).

  71. Jackie Sartori Posted on June 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm


  72. Chai Chong Teh Posted on June 30, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Time to live a healthy life.

  73. Café Délicieux Posted on June 30, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Awesome video, you perfectly covered every reason. Very true. Love your videos!

  74. Miguel D’champs Posted on July 2, 2019 at 8:03 pm


  75. DSW Ministries Posted on July 6, 2019 at 12:54 am

    They also smoke a lot and they walk everywhere instead of taking a car. The french food for the most part is high quality and freshly prepared instead of processed junk.

  76. tuffguy doe Posted on July 6, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Since obesity is acceptable in USA, the obesity trend will catch on in France.

  77. user m Posted on July 7, 2019 at 6:59 am

    french eat warm lunch and less in the night thats the trick

  78. Justin Jones Posted on July 7, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Obesity in America will only get worse now they have fast food delivery grubhub and door dash.

  79. Iain Dennis Posted on July 11, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Do not eat junk food – the clue is in the title.

  80. BBnose Posted on July 15, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Wondering why so many lesbian in Paris

  81. Sasha Gamino Posted on July 22, 2019 at 5:55 am

    It seemed like there was some problem with the audio not being too good — very low. I wanted to see your video, but couldn't hear it. I hope you'll do another one on this subject that's a bit louder.

  82. Yin Zhao Posted on July 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Car is a big problem!

  83. UK TV is lit Posted on July 22, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Wow I wish I were french but I'm british

  84. lio aud Posted on July 23, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    les français ont commencé a grossir depuis que la malbouffe mad in usa est arrivée en France

  85. Vegan mit Petra Posted on July 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    I merely can't understand everything because the tone is too quiet:-((

  86. Luis Pena Posted on July 26, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Here is my advice for people: Eat your freedom fries and burn the extra calories keeping the bankers healthily rich. The economy will thank you, especially if you die before retirement, and pay for the meds with the salary bestowed unto you by your generous overlords. So drink all the coke you want and count the calories. It'll keep you happy in place of counting money, since you don't have much of it to count anyway. Enjoying happiness opened from a bottle you payed for is the righteous thing to do. It might not be free but it is what freedom looks like these days.

  87. S T Posted on July 27, 2019 at 11:43 am

    It is the same in France as here in Italy. We have 1 hour break for lunch but that has always looked too short to me 😂 I mean we still have to hurry to be on time for it…
    But I would never ever have fast food for lunch.
    They should just banish McDonald and all those fake food.

  88. Nathalie VIOLAS Posted on July 29, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    tout ce que tu dis est vrai ! et en France on est beaucoup à penser que la nourriture faite chez soi est bien meilleure en goût que les fast food, quand j'étais enfant je suis allé dans des fast food QUE lors de grands voyages où on ne pouvait pas cuisiner, mais ce n'était pas grave parce que je préférais le repas de la maison 😂😂

  89. the real afk Arena fr. Posted on July 29, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    1/3 World People is big

  90. Patchouli Posted on July 30, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Je vais prendre des notes parce que j'ai raté quelque chose avec mon poids xDD

  91. eric blanc Posted on July 30, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I'm French and you're totaly right

  92. Sophal27 Posted on August 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    As a french man, I can confirm what you said. The most important point for me is we like to cook. Cuisine is really part of our culture. The the most you cook the less processed junk food you eat. Sadly obesity is increasing even in France, especially in poorer communities who tend to eat more junk food, soda and sugar.

  93. Dustin Mesrobian Posted on August 2, 2019 at 10:28 am

    As the French love to say: en théorie! This is her theory, not reality. Everything she says literally would make Americans even fatter than they are. I grew up in the states for 28 years, and I’ve been in 3 years in France. I worked construction and I exercised in the states, and I still had fat on my lower back despite how fit I am. I have lost all body fat and my face is slimmer. I eat the same types of food, the same quantity, and yet I lost weight! And they don’t eat McDonald’s? They eat so much fast food here it’s disgusting. And they don’t eat out? They like to lie and act like they are doing it all right yet they are eating out in a restaurant every night! How can they afford that? The thing is they cry that they don’t enough money yet they are going out to eat which is much more expensive. Get real.

  94. cherls15 Posted on August 3, 2019 at 3:12 am

    I hate saying this but here in NZ, it's actually quite expensive to have those full, proper meals at every mealtime. I tend to have that at my dinners and for my breakfasts I have eggs in various ways for breakfast and a cup of fresh coffee, no sugar, just cream. I'm a single mum living and working Auckland (I'm not a kiwi/New Zealander) It makes me so sad…but to actually eat properly here in NZ, it takes a significant amount of my pay each week : ( : ( : ( : (

  95. Sam Lieurance Posted on August 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Is it okay to say no thank you to the next course?

  96. French Paul Kalbrenner Posted on August 5, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    I dont know where you comes from BUT are you just able to say a series of bullshits ?

    FRENCH WOMEN ARE IN GENERAL UGLY AND FAT. After 35 la fete est finie
    It means it's the beginning of the end !
    I do a lot of sport and I can Express the simple idea: 5% of women practice sport.

    That's WHY I dint touch a f woman since 2 years ! Just ugly frogs!

  97. Ananda D'Aquino Posted on August 12, 2019 at 7:59 am

    I eat like a French person. People think I don't eat, but I just don't eat like a crazy pig. I take my time, don't eat that much, and so far, so good. I'm 1,6m 48kg and 27y old.