POSTED: Fri, 05/29/2009 - 7:48pm
Three Meals a Day with no Snacks??
I am in Australia (which is about as far away from France and French culture as you can get!) and come from Italian parents, so my upbringing was always more European than Australian. The Italians and French have a lot in common in the way they approach food/eating/drinking etc. A bit like Mireille I guess I fell off the wagon with growing up in Australia and adopting the more Australian/American style of eating that my traditional Italian ways. Now as an adult, I see where I went wrong and try to correct it as much as possible and apply my French/Italian style of eating as much as I can.
My only issue with what Mireille advocates is 3 meals/day. In Australia - we have 'morning tea' at 10 am and 'afternoon tea' at about 3 pm - much like the British. Unfortunately it isn't just having tea! It is more like a mini meal. Having grown accustomed to this way of eating my whole life (at school we had morning an afternoon tea breaks and now in the workplace, we do as well) I find it hard not to expect to eat something at 10 am and 3 pm.
I have tried to eat more at breakfast and lunch in the hope that I don't get that gnawing hunger feeling mid morning/afternoon but nothing seems to work. It seems in Mireille's books that she is very strong about 3 meals/day - but I can't seem to do it!
Does anyone else have this problem? And does yoghurt really satisfy this snack urge?