When I was in France, I noticed some food habits that really changed my perception “healthy eating”. (Note: Yes, I know not all people in France may have these food habits. C’est la vie.)
1. People did not deprive themselves of the foods they loved…they just ate smaller portions of those foods. When we deprive ourselves of something, it can develop into an insatiable craving. Inevitably, you wind up caving in and eating an entire box of cookies (by the way, I deem this practice perfectly acceptable if said cookies are Girl Scout Thin Mints). By eating smaller portions of the foods you love, you still can enjoy your favorites.