The most frequent question my American friends ask me is this: How is it possibile that you Italians eat Pasta every single day and you're so slim???Another curious stuff they told me is that it seems that some doctors over there say you don't have to eat carbohydrates or you will be fat!
So, are we magicians or what? Are we going to the gym 3 times a day? Not at all!
The answer is so simply and quite obvious for the Italians who have been in the States at least once.
- First, the problem is not the Pasta. The problem is its dressing.
But, if you eat Pasta and olive oil, or tomato sauce, this won't kill you for sure.
That's one of the problem in the States: How you dress your food.
If you eat a bowl of salad and add 2 spoons of salad dressing in it, it will be much worse than a Pasta dish!
Eat your salad with just oil, vinegar and salt. That's what a real Italian, healthy salad is!
- Second, that about the portions???
Not to talk about the first time I went to an "Eat all you want" restaurant. OH MY! People eat too much, that's the point!
I absolutely adore the Pancakes with the maple syrup on top if it. I find it to be one of the most delicious food men have created. But...I gave up having them for breakfast when I'm there. Why? Because it's absolutely impossibile to eat three of them and still be able to walk! One is more than enough!
One day I went to a restaurant in Vegas, the Omelette House. One of the most incredible place I've ever been in my whole life. And it was absolutely delicious...but...what a shock to see Americans being able to eat their 6 eggs omelette, with cheese and ham ( this was what I took and it was one of the lightest), finish all the baked potatoes without collapse at the same moment!!! How can you do this?
Obviously I'm not taking about New York, but...I've been in Vegas, I've been in San Diego, I've been in Florida, I've been in Atlanta, I've been in the south east, wherever you go, people don't walk.
I know avenues over there are very different from here, but don't tell me you have to take the car to go to the grocery store that's 3 miles away! WALK! When I go there I always end to be the most known person of the village I'm visiting because I'm the only one walking. Drivers looking at me like...hey poor baby, you don't have a car? Hell yeah, I have a car, but also a pair of wonderful legs!!! And they can move! You don't need to go jogging in Central Park to stay healthy!
Here...are the 3 secrets. Weren't they easy to guess?
Eat healthy, eat less and use your legs! And you will be able to enjoy the Italian food.
Mediterranean diet, isn't it the most famous diet in the world?