I'm about to head to Italy for two weeks, which means I'm going to be eating a lot of pasta combined with large doses of olive oil in the same meal -- pretty much the anti-Berardi nutrition of high-carb/high-fat meals.
I am going to enjoy my trip, but I would like to avoid coming back and being mistaken for the Michelin Man or Pillsbury Dough Boy with the farmer- and sock-tans, respectively, I'm sure to have. I'm already white -- I don't need to be porky.
I ordered some HOT-ROX, and I'm taking Grow! Bars for snacking (so as to better avoid Gelato stands).
I'm also taking some fiber pills -- The Vitamin Shoppe fiber supplements -- that I plan to take with the pasta meals. I'm also going to forgo bread, with the possible exception of the occasional taste of focacia.
Any other strategies besides the obvious of moderation, which I am going to attempt (though you try arguing with the Italian mothers who run the mom-and-pop restaurants I want to patronize that a small portion is sufficient), that people want to share with me?