It’s a mystery – how do the Italians stay so slim? True, they seem to walk a lot. And when you go to a cafe or restaurant, you don’t get served Super Size Me meals. But given that the Italian breakfast seems to largely consist of a ton of sugar, I don’t get how they aren’t the size of houses.

Here is the breakfast of an Italian lady who was sitting next to me in a cafe. I’m sure she thought crazy foreigner when I politely asked if I could take an iPhone snap of her breakfast and decorated cappuccino (that Italian attention to detail again). This lady was super slim yet she scoffed both pastries. Universe: should there be reincarnation – please let me be reborn Italian!

This is no Weight Watcher's breakfast.

The Italians love to decorate their cappucinos.