My My My, the rumors are true – Rome is a beautiful beautiful city, and I wouldn’t mind at all if all roads led back to Rome. I spent 4 days last week in that magnificent city, and a day in Florence. I ate to my hearts delight, yummy pizza and homemade pasta and plenty of gelato – and the scale did not mind one bit. In fact, I noticed that I rarely came across obese or heavily overweight people in Rome, even though its the land of carbohydrates. What sorcery is this?
It’s actually a lot simpler than we think, the answer lies in one word:
It’s impossible to walk the streets of Rome without seeing people on bikes, and others walking/jogging. I know “vespas” are a big thing there, but equally important is just walking. There are a lot of streets marked for pedestrians only, and honestly, the cobblestone is better fitted for feet than for wheels.
Ok so there might be another reason as well:
portions in Rome are “regular” and completely filling, because of the added sauces and flavors. None of those over-sized or up-sized meals – in fact VERY FEW FAST FOOD CHAINS at all.
I mean, who wants a burger when you can have homemade fettuccine with fresh tomatoes? Y-U-M! In my stay there, I’ve only come across a Mcdonalds and a single Burger King.
So it’s not really a secret after all, it’s what we’ve been saying all along. Be conscious of the food you’re consuming, the portions and really listen to when your body tells you to stop – AND be active. Done!
Anyway enough with the nutrition talk, let’s see some pictures!
Hope you enjoyed these and realized Pizza is not always the enemy 😛