I'm in love with the Anne Barone's Chic and Slim books. Anne Barone is an American who struggled with her weight most of her childhood and was able to lose it and keep it off for over 35 years by following the way French women eat. She lived in France and after coming back to the US she continued to eat and live the way french women do and write books about it. Her books are the must for any woman in my opinion. They talk about not only about weight management and eating but about how French women are able to look so good and maintain their chic at all times. I bought the Chic and Slim original book while back and read it the same day I got. I ordered the other 2 books and I'm in the middle of reading one of them. I forgot how people generally eat in Europe since I moved here to the US. I used to enjoy eating baguette and cheese. That's what I grew up with even though I was born and raised in Finland not France. Since I've read the book and have followed Anne's tips I've lost about 4 pounds and feel great. I don't think of food being an enemy anymore it's a pleasure. I can highly recommend these books and her lovely website. She posts every day an article on her site and the articles are pleasure to read. Check out www.annebarone.com for more info.