Ugh what I would do to live in Italy. Although I’ve only visited twice, I’ve spent a good chunk of time there both times I’ve visited. As you can imagine, my favorite part of Italy is obviously the food. Don’t get me wrong, the sites are beautiful and the air is fresh AF, but the food is pure gold. I had ZERO stomach or skin issues when I was just there. None. I ate whatever I wanted, where I wanted, no limits on quantity either. And even though we walked around a ton everyday, I LOST weight. Yes, lost. Why? Again, the food is pure.
Now that I’m on month four of my AIP lifestyle, my time and focus has totally shifted from eating out to instead cooking at home. Mostly, cooking to find loopholes and making “safe” AIP foods into the foods I miss: Donuts, Bread, Pasta, Tacos, Ice Cream, you name it. However, now that I have a limited amount of safe food I can eat on the reg. I find myself gorging on those. For example: raw honey and tahini. Woof, I eat raw honey like it’s going out of style. Although tahini is not AIP, it was classified on my food allergy test as a safe food. Whatever can be dipped or needs a sesame topping, I load on the tahini. Is it too much? Yes. Do I care? Absolutely not. Why? I can only eat certain things and my hard workouts balance it out.
Anyways, one major breakthrough that I discovered at the end of month two was an idea to create a “safe” treat to enjoy after dinner.
When you have no vacation days to spare and are saving for other big life changes (such as moving), how is one supposed to feel like you’re not sitting at home watching t.v. all night. You can certainly take a road trip somewhere close by, you can blow a chunk of your paycheck in one of the bars around town, or you can do what my hubs and I have been doing-cooking more at home.