August 17, 2012
Legendary chef and author Julia Child would have been 100 years old this week! While there are plenty of great ways that you can mark this occasion, like endless viewings of the 2009 film Julie and Julia, the only way to truly celebrate Child's legacy is to try mastering the art of French cooking on your very own.
This may seem daunting at first - and let's face it, not exactly in line with your weight loss goals - but with a few key tips, you can channel Child and create scrumptious meals that won't ruin your fitness plans.
Use plenty of veggies. Child may have used lots of butter (a definite faux-pas if you're on a strict diet), but she also incorporated fresh, leafy greens into just about every meal. According to Glamour Magazine, she even devoted 100 pages of her book, The Way to Cook, to the glory of vegetables.
Relish your food. Too often, the pursuit of a lean, perfect body can make someone take food for granted. By eating moderately, you may still be able to indulge in your favorite French treats. If you still want to be on the safe side, something like Jou Why Weight Dietary Supplement can help reactivate your body's fat-burning process while you enjoy these delicious dishes.
Ditch the microwave. Think Child, who was trained at the world-famous Cordon Bleu cooking school, used a microwave to prepare meals? Think again. The next time you want to prepare an exquisite cuisine made from grass-fed beef and whole grains, forget your microwave and cook it over the stove. This can help you stay involved every step of the way.