Keep on doing what you’re doing!  Food in Rome normally has more oil than I eat  (I usually have 2 teaspoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon fish oil a day).  So, I made a pit stop at the supermecato…

Supermercato check out

I did NOT eat this!

I actually ate some canned salmon (packed in water; added some mustard) and broccoli (nuked without anything else)  BEFORE going out to dinner.  Then, I ate very judiciously from the pretty but rich (not to them, but to me) food they served.  I had grilled fish and wild asparagus.  I declined the eggplant (an oil sink), and oily zucchini.

Moral of the story:  be prepared!  And don’t be afraid to make requests and/or decline things you shouldn’t have.

Great wild asparagus; oily zucchini

Great wild asparagus; oily zucchini

Gym in Rome

Gym in Rome

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.


  1. wild asparagus? looks yummy!

  2. Indeed it was… in season now

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