David Lebovitz Explains Staying Skinny in Paree

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Eat it and enjoy it. Photo: Melissa Hom

Of the Frenchies: "I frequently get asked about how they miraculously manage to keep the weight off while seemingly enjoying all the rich food in France," says food writer David Lebovitz in his introduction to staying slim while living a life of petit fours and Peppermint Patties. Thus, Lebovitz illustrates his French–influenced eating habits, flavor-to-calorie counts, and sneaking ice cubes into expensive wine à la Jacques Pépin. [David Lebovitz]