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The Saint-Tropez Diet

Look Your Best. Feel Your Best. Love What You Eat

By Apostolos Pappas, Ph.D. with Marie-Annick Courtier

Reviewed by Liz Brown

The Saint-Tropez Diet

The 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. Tropez.

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