Today the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants was revealed from Bilbao, Spain. This is the culinary world’s Oscars, the best of the best. I’ve been following it for at least the last 7 years. This list is how my husband and I plan our vacations.

This year there weren’t any surprises. The Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana earned the number one spot again. The top 30 restaurants moved up and down within the ranks. There were a few I did not recognize, but France, Italy and Japan were well represented.

At one time, my husband wanted the bragging rights of having eaten at the most top 100 restaurants in the world. Considering that over 20 countries are represented on this list, and there are occasional shake ups, that’s a big goal to accomplish. Still, he’s eaten at 25 of the world’s best, maybe more, including the former El Bulli which the restaurant world still holds as the highest standard in molecular gastronomy.

9 courses of a fine dining restaurant

We travel for food, first and foremost, and then add on things that interest us. Eating 10-20 courses twice a day is no easy feat though. They may be small courses, but it’s a lot of food over 3-4 hours. Usually by the time we get to the meat courses, I’m stuffed. I hate leaving food on the plate because I think it’s insulting to the chef, but really, I’m just full. But I somehow always have room for the 2-3 desserts at the end.

Eating like this once or twice a year can affect my metabolism. As much as I try to walk it off around tourist attractions, it’s still a lot of time sitting and a lot of food. It’s not uncommon for me to come back from vacation 5 pounds heavier. So how do I work it off?

I do have help. Once we schedule our monumental vacation for food, I schedule myself for an Advocare Herbal Cleanse right after it. A 10-day cleanse, a little exercise and eating healthy veggies and lean proteins, and I can get rid of those 5 pounds easily.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake for Breakfast and Herbal Cleanse System with Fiber Drinks
Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake for Breakfast and Herbal Cleanse System with Fiber Drinks

We have a foodie trip to Lima, Peru scheduled for mid-September. After 10 major restaurants, I will be extremely ready to shed the weight with my next Herbal Cleanse.

If you would like to read about the Herbal Cleanse, you can click this link: Advocare Herbal Cleanse System

If you have questions about it, you can personally email me at, and I’d be happy to help you or coach you.

If it was a horrible experience, I wouldn’t recommend it. The Advocare Herbal Cleanse is uneventful, which means you will not be on the toilet all the time! Weight loss varies by individual.


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