I am sorry I disappeared (again). But, we just got back from an amazing trip to Italy! When hubby and I first talked about going to Italy we were afraid I wouldn’t have anything to eat. After all, this is a country known for pasta and pizzas… What could possibly be gluten free? Turns out, everything.
Honestly it was easier to be gluten free there than it is in the states! In part because they recognize it as Celiac disease and not a fad diet (yes it will make me really really sick, no I don’t eat gluten free to stay thin). We had the best gluten free pastas I’ve ever had, delicious gluten free pizzas and even delicious gluten free cookies with macadamia filling from a street vendor by the Tiber in Rome.
It was AMAZING. If you’re planning on traveling to/around Italy, I suggest you learn one very important phrase… “Senza glutine” (without gluten/gluten-free). “Sono celiaco” is another good one but we had better luck with the first.
Now from a fitness point of view… We were bad. All that pasta and wine (and gelato) was certainly not in any diet plan. But we also walked everywhere and went hiking a couple days so, maybe it evened out? And if not, well, it’s a vacation and now back to the real world.