Edukale by LucieDate of publication
Title : TYPICAL FRENCH MEALS IN A DAY: how French people eat to stay thin. | Edukale
Lasting : 8.01
Date of publication :
Views : 151.434
Downloaded once : 0
I traveled to the US and I thought the starter I got in a restaurant was the main course! In Europe we rarely eat in between meals and our portions are smaller. Please believe though, not everyone in Paris or Rome or London is thin! But we are smaller than our American cousins.
Americans don't eat the same thing 5 times in a week. We might eat the same thing the next day if there is anything left, but unlikely to eat the same thing 5 times. We have tons of variety so unless you can't cook, I can't see that happening. I try not to make the same thing for a few weeks or more - but I have been cooking my whole life and used to cooking a variety of foods.
Oh god, if I ate just a crossiant and berries for breakfast I'd be hungry again in 20 minutes. I need a bagel loaded up with cream cheese and usually an egg too. When I visited my aunt in Paris, we ate a crap tonne of cheese everyday and for some reason loads of imitation crab lol.
Also vegetarian is a trend and if you’re O blood type then you need to eat meat for optimal health. Great book called Eat Right for your Blood Type. Explains that vegetarian diet is only appropriate for blood type A as there thrive on it. The other blood types find their health goes down. Look into it.
The World’s most blandest savoury meals are of British, French, Russian, Eastern European, and Scandinavian origin, they’re bland because they don’t use chillies and spices. If you want to eat the World’s most IMMENSELY pleasurable food, you eat Indian, Mexican, Thai, and southern Italian, their food is as great as any orgasm
Enchantée c'est la première fois que je rencontre une YouTubeuse bilingue comme moi! I live in the USA and when I went back to my family in France few months ago, I gained 7 kilos 😅😭 French people have a very sweet tooth and bad habits when it comes to eating. Here in the US (and everywhere else in the world), le "goûter" doesn't exist, we eat dinner very early and it's usually very light. Also, the breakfast is salty and not sweet. I gave up my "French" way of eating and lost a lot of weight actually 😂
Thank you for this information about vegetarian meals. I gave up beef and pork many years ago and am thinking about giving up poultry as well. Your beautiful skin is obviously a by product of your healthy diet. I’m an American and we don’t eat the same thing daily and I don’t know anyone who does.
Not sure where you are getting your info if you believe that Americans typically have the same meal repeatedly throughout a week. Also not sure that you realize that a lot of what you hear about the US is pure propaganda. Of course often there is a seed of truth but we are a country of 330,000,000+ people and people's diets and attitudes toward food are very wide and varied. Not only from state to state but even within families. I have one sister in law that works very hard to make sure that her family eats almost exclusively fresh, unprocessed food while her sister, my other sister in law, eats literally nothing but processed, frozen, boxed, or canned food. Neither are fat. That said I am not saying that processed food is generally good. My husband and I eat a wide variety of fresh foods with the occasional processed item.
I've always struggled with my food relationship. I definitely use food as a reward far more often than I probably should. I've recently been very interested in the way that the French eat, not as a tool for weight loss, but because the culture seems to have a much more realistic and healthier mindset/approach than what I grew up knowing (in Canada). This led me to your videos Lucie and I'm very happy to have found them! Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing!
This is what fancy French eat. This is not typical French menu. This is a total bullshit. Normal French eat lots of carbs, fats and sweets. They are not so different from other countries. The menu presented by this girl is the typical menu for a model either is French, American or other country.
Hmmm Idk about the salad part. My French family always have salad last - I've also never experienced in France or within French family to ever have it first. I thought it was an American thing to start a meal with it. I can't believe you don't like French cheese either! 😮
Gratin dauphinois is the best Sunday meal for colder days. It's one of my favourite dishes. I add "ail et fines herbes" in the cream, because it gives the dish a lovely taste, and it's usually eaten either with cauliflower I added to the gratin or green beans cooked in a small bit of butter until they're soft and melt in the mouth. It's one of my comfort foods, hehe.
Dessert aren't always a given after a meal, though. But because I have clementines, of course I'm gonna eat one... or two, after a meal.
As for soup, autumn is the season of pumpkin soup in my household, lol. I usually drink soup when I feel a bit under the weather or my stomach is too upset to eat another kind of food, but I'm also the only person that enjoys eating soup in my house, so it may explain why it's such a rare treat. I also make "chorba frik" when I'm feeling ill, as I enjoy the spiciness of the soup I make for myself (again, only one that likes really spicy food too lol).
Haha! That's where we see the cultural difference between Belgium and France. We don't eat cheese after a meal, it's a typical French thing I suppose.
As for meals with a small child, here's how we do it in my house if someone with children is interested in a "healthier" way of eating:
- Breakfast: on school days he has either a fruit or yogurt, as he's not a big eater in the morning with a fruit juice (if I made something, like apple cake, he'll eat that in place of his usual breakfast). On Wednesday he can have cereal if he want, and during the weekend, a pastry, crêpes or pain perdu if I make some with a cup of cocoa milk.
- 10am: he gets a bit hungry then, so he eats a small thing, either a bit of fruit or a small fruit yogurt depending on what he had for breakfast. With water or a fruit juice (school "collations" are a bit different, because they have a theme for each day, so we follow them: Monday is fruit day, Tuesday is cereal day, etc. and he either gets a fruit juice, and cocoa once a week)
- Dinner: well, depends on the days, but usually it goes as veggies, a starchy food, sometimes meat and a side of cherry tomatoes or pickles if he wants, because he loves them. He doesn't get a dessert at every meal, though, but if he does, it's a fruit. Wednesday and Sunday, he can have a special treat (pastry, ice cream). Water is the compulsory drink of this meal except for special occasions, like birthdays or holidays.
- 4pm: Little monster gets hungry, and thus he has a small meal. He usually has fruit/yogurt, and sometimes even bread with a bit of cheese or peanut butter, he can also have cherry tomatoes as snacks, because he loves them. He'll usually drink water then.
- Supper: well, there he eats the same as us. But sometimes I get really lazy, so I'll make him veggies like brocoli or cauliflower with a small portion of potatoes or pasta and ketchup to accompany the veggies and he'll eat it up very quickly. He eats supper between 6.30pm or 7pm (evening sleeping routine is at 8pm).
Je n'avais jamais remarqué à quel point on mange sain en France !! Jusqu'à ce que je tombe sur tes vidéos. C'est limite un instinct de rééquilibrer son repas après une viennoiserie /pâtisserie ou même une raclette !!
Ça m'a fait réfléchir à qu'est-ce qu'un petit-déjeuner français en semaine et ma seule réponse c'est : un thé +fruits 😅
Wow this girl is so In tuned with her body. Are most French women really like this?? How do I even know when I am hungry? I am an emotional eater I think.. I also have adhd so I am all over the place lol I can’t even imagine being like this girl lol how do they eat only 1 biscuit and put the rest back?
In terms of long family meals, do French people who live alone have a higher tendency to mindless eating and subsequent health issues? In Ireland our portions are small and whole food, but we do a lot of mindless eating. For example I eat dinner with my family but during breakfast and lunch I watch YouTube/Skillshare videos, I can't imagine losing that time!
What does a 3 course meal look like for the person preparing the food? I typically make some sort of casserole/ 1 pot meal, with a vegetable or salad on the side. Everything is ready at the same time so we can all eat together. Does the person making the food serve the salad and then get back up and get the main food? I have a feeling that I would end up eating after my family because they tend to scarf their food.
Lol - I’ve lived in America all my life and we’ve never had the same meal twice in a week. Rarely do we even have the same meal twice in 2 weeks. Our meals also consist of meat, veggies, and starch. That is a pretty typical American meal. The problem with American food is that it is way over processed and hard to find good, organic, gmo-free food. Fortunately, I live in the countryside and have easy access, but not as much when I was living in the City. There is Whole Foods and Sprouts, etc. but they can by pricey. When I was living in London for a work assignment the food was such much more fresh there.
Je viens juste de découvrir ton channel et c'est génial. J'ai regardé ton vidéo sur la diète parisienne vs les états-unis et c'est drôle parce que je suis Québécoise de Montréal et notre lifestyle et diet/vision de la bouffe est vraiment plus comme en France (le taux d'obésité est aussi similaire). Chaque fois que je change de province ou que je vais aux états-unis on capote, c'est fou. On voit qu'on a été élevé avec une mentalité plus française qu'américaine côté alimentation, c'est intéressant