Mireille Guiliano's un-system for getting thin is simple - look at what you eat, get rid of the worst offenders, cook your own food, take advantage of seasonal items, and enjoy indulgences while making sure to offset them elsewhere. All changes are to be made slowly over time so they don't feel like a burden.I found it interesting that much of the advice given here lined up with what my (extremely fit and healthy) Japanese mother-in-law tells me: eat rice, just not too much. As you get older you must move more. How clothes fit and look is more important than a number on a scale. Some points differ (water vs green tea, for example) but when two completely different cultures hit on the same idea there must be something to it. I'm a fan.