France keeps leading Europe in cardiovascular health (although coronary heart disease and heart failure increases with age and social deprivation), despite the fact that french food is relatively high in saturated fats. But the French population is becoming increasingly overweight, especially women.
A lot of french diet is actually quite healthy and varied. The French prefer their breakfast (le petit déjeuner) to be on the lighter side, usually with coffee and a pastry. Lunch can be as small as a sandwich or a crepe, or as large as a multi-course two-hour meal. French dinner is always a multi-course affair that is never rushed through.