with a preface by Dr. Philippe ROUGER
EAT YOURSELF SLIM
THE SECRETS OF NUTRITION
5th edition entirely revised
and updated with the collaboration
of Doctor Herve ROBERT, nutritionist
Translated from the original
French version Je mange
done je maigris! by Daphn6 Jones
MONTIGNAC PUBLISHING UK
WEIGHT LOSS RESEARCH
Over the last few years people have often asked me how I managed to lose weight and how I now manage
to stay slim. My answer - that it is all done by eating in restaurants, on a diet of business meals - has tended
to raise a smile rather than convince anyone.
You too probably find it an improbable explanation, especially if you blame your own spare tyre on the
fact that your social, family or professional life involves you in a little too much good eating. At least, that
is your excuse.
No doubt you have already tried out some of the innumerable dietary theories in circulation, which have
long since become part of received wisdom on the subject. But you will also have noticed that the theories
often contradict each other, and that they tend to produce results only fleetingly, if at all. In addition, they
are mostly near impossible to fit into a normal lifestyle. Even if you are eating at home, the rules are so
restrictive that it does not take you long to grow discouraged.
So here you are, no better off than you were several years ago when it comes to tackling what we will
delicately refer to as your”unwanted pounds". In the early 80s, when I was in my late thirties, my scales
read 12st 12lb - almost a stone more than my ideal weight.
But then again, all things considered, that did not seem too bad for a man over six feet tall and approaching
Up to then I had led a fairly conventional social and professional lifestyle and my tendency to put on
weight had seemed to level off. My”overeating”, if indeed I overate at all, was only very occasional and
tended to occur in a family context. When you come, as I do, from South West France, you have been