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Do You All Eat Yourselves Silly In Europe?

Do You All Eat Yourselves Silly In Europe?

May 24th, 2002, 03:00 AM
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I fully agree with the above poster. When travelling, I tend to eat more, because more time available and also curious about other food. In Asia, this is not a problem, and I usually loose weight. But in the US, with those large portions, I tend to eat more than I really want to. But, again, this is only a very short period in the year and then one tends to walk a lot more than at home. I think it is part of the trip to try out what all foreign countries have to offer food included.
May 24th, 2002, 03:23 AM
Tony Hughes
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What has this got to do with actuallt visiting Europe? You're not seriously saying that the only time you gorge on food is when you visit Europe are you?
May 24th, 2002, 04:52 AM
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Duh, Tony, yes! People get into routines at home with familiar food. Food in Europe is much better than food in the states (IMO) and different. There's more, good stuff to try. On vacation people tend to relax about their eating habits and are more likely to eat more and different foods. What, do you gorge yourself everyday no matter where you are? No need to be rude, Tony.
May 24th, 2002, 04:59 AM
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Of anywhere in Europe, the food in the South of France and Italy is probably amongst the healthiest (with the notable exception of pasta for those on a low carb diet.) Think of the salads, the olive oil, fish, etc. and you're started already.

Also, I find that on holiday I don't snack quite as much so I'm only eating at breakfast lunch and dinner - combined with the walking I don't put on weight (thought I don't lose it - boo!)
May 24th, 2002, 05:13 AM
Tony Hughes
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No need to be ignorant of the facts, aida!

May 24th, 2002, 05:19 AM
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you know, aida, there are more than chain restaurants (Red Lobster, Arby's, Appleby's, Outback . . . ) in the U.S. I have even heard there are some wineries which sell wine in BOTTLES, not boxes!
May 24th, 2002, 05:42 AM
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Tony Hughes is always rude,Aida.That is his job here.He roams the threads with his sarcastic and usually non helpful replies.
May 24th, 2002, 06:23 AM
Tony Hughes
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Truth hurts, yeah?

The original poster makes assumptions that a) this board is for Americans visiting Europe, b) that over-eating is synonomous with non-work periods and c) that Europe has better tasing food than the USA. All debatable points.

I love you.
May 24th, 2002, 07:11 AM
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I agree with Sue and skinny - I came home a tad thinner. And I DID attempt to eat everything in sight. Also an avid biker/runner, I suppose 8 hours sitting in front of this computer + 1-2 hours of exercise does not equal full days of walking.
May 24th, 2002, 07:14 AM
Also worried
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We found ourselves so busy that it was difficult to stop to eat. We walked most everywhere, and I came home 3 pounds lighter.
May 24th, 2002, 01:10 PM
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Tony, by original poster, I guess you mean me. I am not assuming that this site is for Americans visiting Europe.
I happen to be an American going to visit Europe.
In my everyday life I do not run into the excellent food temptation that often. I am only tempted to overeat when something is delicious. Of course, on vacation I will tend to eat more, temptations of delicious food at comparably reasonable prices will beckon. I don't get tempted by chain restaurants in the US, in fact I avoid them.
In France and Italy the food is tasty and can be healthy too, I know. I bought a book of restaurant recommendations and am salivating just reading them now.
May 24th, 2002, 05:23 PM
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I always diet and exercise a bit more seriously before a trip to Europe, and sometimes I eat more than normal when I'm in Europe. It all seems to work out because I walk a lot when on holiday. Still I have to mentally define my eating boundaries. I might permit myself one dessert a week, which makes me look and seriously consider before eating. This keeps me from accepting just any old sweet thing that passes.
(If only my ex-husband had such dedication to our marriage.)
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