A featured Yahoo! News item titled “How the French Stay so Slim” explained that in France people stay thin by eating slowly and drinking wine instead of liquor.

That, and having sex with anything that moves.

Oh, and it helps if instead of working at a desk job from nine to five, you’re always on strike…so you can have sex instead:

Vendredi Soir ( “Friday Night”, 2002) — Laure (Valerie Lemercier) is about to move in with her boyfriend, but on her way, she gets stuck in traffic: because of a metro strike, the streets are overwhelmed. Laure, a slave to the traffic light, does what the radio announcer recommends and offers a ride to a stranger (Vincent Lindon.)

Afterwards, having an abortion helps the French keep their weight down too.