3. Relax during meal-times
It’s easy to eat and eat and eat before realising you’re full and beginning to bloat; you’re so focussed on filling your stomach that you don’t slow down and enjoy your food. The French lifestyle promotes leisure at meal-times, the enjoyment of savouring good food. Relaxing while eating is vital to the digestive system since stress affects the break-down of food in the stomach and causes bloating and food anxiety (no one enjoys their food when this is the result!) Learn to slow down and enjoy what you’re eating!