French food is traditionally creamy, rich and high in fat and therefore would not sit well within a diet program. However, most restaurants recognise the need to cater for those interested in healthy eating and so more virtuous alternatives are often added to the menu.
Try to pick Provincale type dishes which will be tomato based with peppers and onions. Grilled fish is good and mussels in either white wine or tomato based soups. Try to avoid cream based dishes, thick butter sauces, profiteroles and gateauxs.