A diet that greatly restricts carbohydrates, including pasta, and is illegal throughout Italy. Some residents of Firenze, Roma e Venezia (Florence, Rome and Venice) believe that promoting the Atkins diet anywhere in Italy should carry a mandatory prison sentence of ten years. And in parts of Sicily and Calabria, distributing pro-Atkins Diet propaganda can result in getting whacked.
American tourist entering a ristorante near Termini Train Station in Rome: “I’m on the Atkins diet. What do you have for me?”
Roman waiter: “Mamma mia! Che vergogna! La dieta di Atkins non e legale in Italia, signore.” (“Mamma mia! What a disgrace! The Atkins diet is illegal in Italy, sir.”)
American tourist leaving a ristorante near Termini Train Station in Rome: “From now on, I’m only eating at McDonald’s.”
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