Look Your Best. Feel Your Best.
Love What You Eat
Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D. with Marie-Annick Courtier
by Liz Brown
sun-kissed, tight-skinned incarnations of healthy living
found in the south of France are the inspiration for the latest weight-loss initiative, The Saint-Tropez Diet. Authors Apostolos Pappas,
a food scientist and biochemist with Johnson & Johnson,
and Marie-Annick Courtier, Parisian by blood and creator
of the Certified Fitness Chef Program, have designed
a regimen showcasing the foods associated with French
and Mediterranean cuisine, paying particular attention
to an increased intake of omega-3 essential fatty-acids,
foods rich in vitamin A and plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Sounds familiar—we thought so, too, and know what
you’re thinking. What sets this book apart from
similar concepts featured in French
Women Don’t Get Fat and The Mediterranean
Diet, currently collecting dust on your bookshelf?
This one presents an easy-to-follow, eight-week meal
plan, recipe ideas and calorie counters. There are also
chapters devoted to dispelling myths about food and dieting,
descriptions of good and bad fat, ways to kick-start
your fat-burning metabolism and the benefits of nutraceuticals
(referring to the medical benefits from certain foods).
So, it’s not a huge departure from the others,
but there’s something to be said about eating
akin to a people as sexy as those strutting around St.
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