I have said this before, but will keep saying it, realizing how little one really needs to/should eat requires a bit of mourning. Very sad to give up so much pleasure, but eventually, acceptance sets in. And unlike actual mourning - no one died!
I still find the author's utterly chirpy demeanor to be a bit off-putting, but she does make some good points, when you don't eat that much, everything you eat should be really enjoyable. I do strive for that, hedonistic as it may sound. And the French are also really into my other favs...meal planning, bulk cooking and recombining, beans, cabbage and yogurt. They lose me on the wine obsession, but that's more my fault.