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    I'm leaving in 3 weeks to spend 2 months in Germany on business, and I'm wondering very similar things. So please do post about how you do so I can steal ideas too! I hadn't even thought of coconut oil going liquid, for example...hm...have fun!

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    Currently 140 lbs., approx 25% body fat
    WEIGHT GOAL: lose a bit more body fat and tighten up the rear end...basically, I want to look great naked. Everywhere else is looking great, but my ass/hips/thighs are being a bit stubborn. TMI?
    DAILY MACRO TARGETS: Cal: 1,857. Protein: 100g (400cal). Carb: 75g (300cal). Fat: 128g (1156cal).
    EXERCISE GOAL: incorporate 2-3 strength training sessions and 1 sprint session per week.

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    GFProf: wow, those links will come in really handy, because we will be in the Siena region of Tuscany for about a week: We arrive on the 12th, and leave early in the morning on the 19th! Small world: we will be staying at a villa right outside Buonconvento. If you see someone who looks like me next to a guy who looks like a lumberjack, that would be hubby and I.

    Zibsca: Thanks, that is good to know. Here in California, coconut oil is pretty ubiquitous, but there are lots of places here in the U.S. where it is evidently still hard to find. It's nice to know that I shouldn't panic if the mean TSA guy makes me dump it. The temp should make me feel right at home: I am packing lots of shorts and general cottony items, which will be horrible to iron, but at least I won't roast. It's a lot like the weather around here, I believe.

    Ommmmmmaggie, I was surprised when I did a search and didn't see anything similar to this thread, and am glad to know that my weird obsessiveness might answer other people's questions! I figure it's important info, there are a lot of intrepid travellers following the PB.
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    When I went to Italy many years ago, I remember saying to myself, "It's just like Gilroy." Weather-wise, that is...now that I'm a bit more worldly, I'd say it's more like Napa. But really, Italy is Italy, like no other place. Have a wonderful time!

    Stats as of 3/1/12:
    5'10" female, 38 y/o
    Currently 140 lbs., approx 25% body fat
    WEIGHT GOAL: lose a bit more body fat and tighten up the rear end...basically, I want to look great naked. Everywhere else is looking great, but my ass/hips/thighs are being a bit stubborn. TMI?
    DAILY MACRO TARGETS: Cal: 1,857. Protein: 100g (400cal). Carb: 75g (300cal). Fat: 128g (1156cal).
    EXERCISE GOAL: incorporate 2-3 strength training sessions and 1 sprint session per week.

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    Thanks! I don't know if you're flying Lufthansa (I would think so, but you never know) but I can tell you from experience that the airplane and the airport we flew into were super warm. Your coconut oil will be liquefied for sure!

    The shuttle picks us up in an hour: arrivederci, and grazie for all the help!
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    Oh man, I am back. It was amazing, and thanks to PB, I may be the only person ever who has lost weight while on vacation in Italy. Due to the heat, I didn't stint on gelato, and still managed to come out ahead. We had an amazing time.

    Italy was surprisingly easy, food-wise. Lots of appetizers are PB friendly: buffalo mozzarella with speck and arugula (and occasional cantaloupe) was a favorite. I just got salads while everyone else was eating their pasta "primi piatti". For the main meal, lots of delicious carnivorous choices: osso buco (yay! Marrow!), pigeon, and cingale (wild boar) were favorites. I also had veal a few times: it was only breaded once (oops). I also ordered a cheese and spinach fritatta, which turned out to be more like canelloni, covered in a cheese sauce. I just ate the center and left the pasta casing. I learned not to say I was gluten-free while in Italy, because they would helpfully bring you g.f. pasta and bread.

    A few observations: I may have said this before, but I evidently am flagged as "gluten free" in the United Airlines database. Don't make this same mistake! I got: tons of rice. Huge loaves of gluten-free bread (served with margarine). Salad which inexplicably came with a packet of just olive oil. Lots of weird, pre-packaged, frankenfood stuff. Dry chicken breast, sliced. The worst, some well-done beef that had no seasoning. I would have had an easier time (judging by my husband's meal choices) just picking and choosing from what the regular meal offerings were. I did get some asparagus and cheese, and some sliced fruit , so it wasn't all bad, but in essence, definitely avoid and take your chances with what they're serving to the "normal" folks.

    Grocery store was great. Anything containing gluten seems to be clearly marked.

    No problems with my carry-on: I had frozen the coconut oil so it would remain solid, and had a bag of anonymous white powder (baking soda) and wasn't even questioned about it. The snacks were genius. The Man and I definitely appreciated them while we were stuck in the hotels at weird hours and didn't want to pay 50 Euros each for a room service meal!
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    welcome back!!!


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    Thanks! I had a great time, but it is very good to be back.
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