French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style & Attitude
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The author of the bestselling French Women Don't Get Fat shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude, joy, and no surgery.
With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice, and storytelling flair, Mireille Guiliano returns with a delightful, encouraging take on beauty and aging for our times. For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriate for their age, gained a little too much in the middle, or accidentally forgot how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to "the knife"-a French woman's most guarded beauty secrets revealed for the benefit of us all!
home in Paris, I see a group of men and women, some quite elderly, doing Tai Chi. In the park, under the trees, this slow-motion choreographed movement is engaging and somewhat amusing to see. Is it exercise? Strength training? Balance fitness? Is it a leisure activity? Fun? For these people, no doubt all of the above. One hundred meters away, people are having their Sunday morning tennis matches. To me, both beat going to the gym. They are pleasurable lifestyle activities that are part of a
(eighty-four–plus). Also, consider that the average French, Italian, and Spanish woman does not like to break a sweat, though they keep active and walk a lot. Science has proven that exercise and a good diet both add years to your life and make you feel and look much younger than you are. No news there. I could say, “The devil is in the details,” though “God is in the details” fits as well. What constitutes meaningful, result-producing exercise? What is a good diet? There are lots of variations
the cooking water. Season to taste, garnish with fresh basil, and serve immediately. Duck with Caramelized Mango SERVES 2 1 cup vegetable stock 1 whole star anise 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons butter 1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice 1 cup celeriac, peeled and cut into ¼-inch sticks 2 6-ounce duck breasts 2 teaspoons five-spice powder 2 cups cleaned and sliced white mushrooms 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper
assassination, all in public view. Time has vindicated and validated her, and she has aged well by not changing. She has been described as the ultimate feminist who does not need us to like her. She simply does not care what we think about her as a woman. Her purpose is to try to free people in what she does in art and by telling the naked truth. It certainly is impossible not to be impressed by Aung San Suu Kyi for her lifelong fight for democracy in Burma, now Myanmar. Of course, a great
CONTENTS Cover Title Page Welcome Epigraph Ouverture: Aging with Attitude 1. Assessing Gravity 2. Dressing with Style and Attitude 3. Skin Care and a New Face 4. The Art and Magic of Grooming 5. Beauty and Some Makeup and Manicures 6. Once a Day, a Little Invisible Exercise 7. Why Not Rest and Relaxation…and Play? 8. The Nondiet Anti-Aging Nutritional Formula 9. An Anti-Aging Food Prescription 10. Les Suppléments 11. Life Expectancy–Living to One Hundred?! 12. Loving, Laughing,