Why are French women obsessed with being slim?

We’ve been talking recently about how French women don’t get fat and staying healthy, but apparently it’s not as effortless as we think. According to Le Huffington Post, French women are obsessed with being slim. In an article published recently, Sandra Lorenzo tries to understand the underlying reasons.

The Burden of One's Frenchitude

My Frenchness – which I prefer to call, in this context, 'Frenchitude' - leads to some weird expectations from me on the part of most of my American acquaintances and friends. Being stereotyped can be a bit annoying and I feel that it is part of my duty to educate American folks about 'real' French people.