- Paperback: 198 pages
- Publisher: Sweet Pea Publishing; First edition (5 Jan. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0957106653
- ISBN-13: 978-0957106659
- Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 1.3 x 12.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Marie Antoinette Diet: Eat Cake and Still Lose Weight Paperback – 5 Jan 2014
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Why Marie Antoinette s diet was the 5:2 of its day. --(Eve McGowan, The Mail on Sunday, 8 February 2014)
Please say bonjour to The Marie Antoinette Diet.... [it] is very a la mode. Wheeler also introduces the reader to the magical, mystery soup that the queen ate for dinner every evening. --(Maggie Lang, NY Mag)
The diet really worked for me. I didn t feel deprived and I ve still been able to eat out. The idea that you can eat cake while on a diet sounds insane. But the author has recognised that most of us trip up on diets because we crave something sweet. (Samantha Brick, The Sunday Mirror Magazine)
There are good philosophical underpinnings to some of this. (Emma Brockes, theguardian.com)
Really quite a fabulous book ...absolutely jam-packed with information. (Thom Watson, manface.co.uk)
Although fad diets come and go...some of Wheeler s claims (supported by Dr Mabel Blades, a registered dietician and nutritionist) actually seem useful and easily attainable. (Erin Cunningham, The Daily Beast).
Too good to be true? Not according to Professor Michele Carruba, Director of the Centre for Study of Obesity in Milan, who explains how this diet is very similar [in its principles] to the Mediterranean Diet. (La Repubblica)
Wheeler s claims actually seem useful and easily attainable... (dietusa.org)
The Marie Antoinette Diet does not promote a series of rules for losing weight so much as advocate a series of lifestyle changes intended to improve your health. (Susan Scutti, MedicalDaily.com)
By following this relatively easy diet plan, you ll be looking and feeling like your best Marie Antoinette slimmed-down self. ( RealStyleNetwork.com)
We have discovered a way to eat cake and still lose weight. (Marie Claire)
Let Them Eat Cake featured in Vogue Japan, October 2014
Having read this book, I have had to rethink my day. The Marie Antoinette Diet is clear, easy to read and features lots of ideas for changes you can make without too much hassle. (Jacqueline Brown, frenchvillagediaries.com)
Hate counting calories? Love cake? This diet s for you. Wheeler examines the eating habits of the stylish and skinny 18th-century queen and distills them into routines that can be adapted for modern-day life. (Audrey Fine, totalbeauty.com)
Why The Marie Antoinette Diet Might Actually Work. (Cosmopolitan)
...something quite new and paradoxical. Wheeler s research has led her to conclude that Marie Antoinette knew what we are taught today by dieticians and cardiologists. (financialexpress.com)
The Marie Antoinette Diet works on the basis that to be a successful slimmer you have to control your cravings, so by allowing yourself a little of what you fancy as part of your plan you will be less likely to ditch the diet and overindulge. (Emma Jones, www.healthista.com)
A diet that lets you eat cake? Now we re listening. Wheeler s approach is refreshing. (Katie Jones, MyDaily.com)
Definitely sounds manageable possibly even enjoyable! (Chatelaine)--.
About the Author
Karen Wheeler is a former fashion editor of the Mail on Sunday newspaper. As a freelance, she also edited the alternative health section of The London Magazine for five years, and wrote about beauty and anti-aging (among other subjects) for the Financial Times How To Spend It magazine for over a decade. She studied modern history at Kings College, London University, where she acquired an enduring interest in eighteenth-century France and Marie Antoinette. She is also the author of three French travel memoirs.
Top Customer Reviews
This is not so much a diet book, but a whole new way of thinking, there are no real rules, and Karen encourages you to customise and play about with meals, rather than stick to her plan rigidley, which she acknowledges is not always possible or realistic. Due to my lifestyle, not working regular hours and not always having access to a restaurant or canteen, it was more practical for me to have the soup for lunch served with an ounce of cheese, in place of the roll and butter that I would normally have eaten, followed by a high calcium yogurt with a couple of chopped dried prunes.Read more ›
That was 3 weeks ago....I lost an amazing 6 lbs in the 1st week, 2.5 lbs in week 2 and another 2.5 in week 3. My work colleagues are green with envy watching me eat cake and yoghurt for breakfast and proper meals at lunchtime and still losing weight while they are drinking weight-loss shakes and eating celery sticks but not losing anything!
I can't pretend it's always easy - I do feel empty when I go to bed and its a pain cooking for my husband in the evening and not eating mine till the next day but once you're in the routine its fine and well worth it given the results (which mean I am looking forward to getting on the scales each morning.) I always ate quite healthily anyway and always had a 12-14 hour fast overnight but I tended to eat very lightly in the day and consumed most calories in the evening, often quite late and not long before going to bed. Simply moving the times that I eat things, making them myself rather than buying pre-prepared food and being consistent with portion sizes seems to have made all the difference. Simple really.
Well done Karen, another good read and an extremely helpful subject. Thank you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having read Karen Wheeler's other books on her life in France, I decided to get this even though I don't usually like books with diet in the title. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kriss Cross
Helped me loose weight slowly and still enjoy a treat. I took her advice and tailored it to meet my needs. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sgsgsg
Did not enjoy this book at all not what I expected from the blurb.Published 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
I really liked this refreshing take on diets.
I still refer to it mentally every day. Haven't lost more than a few pounds but a least I can have a cake without suffering.
Some interesting ideas in here - I wasn't sure about all of it, as is usually the case with diet books, but have definitely taken on some of the ideas.Published 22 months ago by R. Ng