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TopsQueen January 29th, 2019 10:25pm

One of my very dear friends posted that sheโ€™s going to give up pasta to loose weight. Isnโ€™t that considered unpatriotic for Italians?

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HBNY this space for rent
01/29/19 7:48 pm

Italians don’t just eat pasta. At least my Italian family doesn’t. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Praetorianus Fair enough.
01/29/19 3:51 pm

There's more to Italian food than pasta and pizza.
They have great antipasti, seafood, salads etc.
A Mediterranean diet is said to be healthy.

EarlyBird Portland
01/29/19 4:13 pm

Pasta is a “no-no” when trying to lose weight.
Your friend rocks!

Crispy899 America
01/29/19 6:58 pm

If she’s Italian...she’ll come back to us. Just give her time ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

01/29/19 4:29 pm

You've left me speechless but that is one of the best poll questions I've seen recently.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

01/29/19 4:49 pm

No. We are more than pasta. Fish, chicken, fresh veggies. I have given it up. I don’t miss it.

grondini Mainer in NC
02/03/19 1:27 pm

Agreed. When I was in Venice I had a local dish - "Sarde in saor" anchovies w/onions and pine nuts, polenta on the side.
It definitely wasn't my favorite dish in Italy, but I like to try the local fare.

missmorganmarie ...
01/29/19 4:17 pm

can she eat like veggie pasta? or noodles made out of squash or edamame?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/29/19 7:14 pm

Those are still high in carbs. I use miracle noodles or zucchini noodles. This was in fun. The lady that posted it it’s on one of my other post and I consider her a very good friend.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/31/19 1:49 pm

This a in fun joke. I’m also low carb and Irish no potatoes

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/29/19 10:11 pm

Not sure about that. I am much healthier on a low carb diet. I lost over 100 lbs and have kept it off. It is true I get over 30 minutes aerobic a day.

chickencookie Biden Crime Syndicate
01/29/19 5:16 pm

It’s a sin in God’s eyes!!๐Ÿ˜ž

Suzan Hawaii
01/29/19 7:47 pm

She can have rice pasta or cauliflower pasta

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
02/03/19 1:49 pm

I would also. I can’t have gluten so I have limits.

ladyniner81 I hate people
01/30/19 6:46 pm

Screw dieting. I need my bread and pasta

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
01/29/19 9:14 pm

Please inform your friend that “fad diets” and eliminating foods you love is neither heathy nor the proper way to lose weight/burn fat. The single most important thing is burning more calories than you consume daily. What you actually eat, it turns out, is much less important as long as you follow that rule.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/29/19 5:39 pm

I use zucchini for my lasagna

rons Thanks America
01/29/19 4:05 pm

It’s not what you give up but watch you eat going forward.

01/29/19 7:05 pm

There is pasta made from lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, lots of options besides standard flour.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
01/30/19 2:23 am

Yes! ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น โค๏ธ

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/29/19 7:15 pm

I am not sure she’ll probably pop in here. I consider her a very dear friend although we’ve never met

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
01/29/19 9:15 pm

She will struggle to keep morale high by using this outdated method, and she will almost certainly have relapses and excessive setbacks.