The French eat croissants, drink and smoke excessively, insist on smothering all food in butter or cream, or if at all possible: butter and cream. Love all things caffeinated, love all things chocolate.
Why? Because they decided to say screw it all once they saw the price of the damn health clubs. Why even try?
"If the people have no bread, let them eat cake."
"And if those people have the cake, let them have a treadmill."