I finally found a scale to weigh myself for the first time in nearly three months and was pleasantly surprised. Down a total of 19lbs since leaving the USA nearly nine months ago.
I attribute that partially to exercise, although
I was very active in the US too, so mostly I attribute it to a new way of eating.
Our food intake is fresh and local and slow. No fast food. No junk food. And almost all organic.
And this without any effort. Fresh, local and
organic is everywhere. Easily accessible, affordable and a way of life in most places we have been
(except of course in the crazy lettuce – free country of the Seychelles).
We shop in grocery stores but the majority of our ingredients come from markets, such as the Saturday morning produce Market here
in Lagos where we shopped this morning and the daily fresh fish market here which is open 365 days a year.
Some of my favorite fresh markets we have enjoyed over the past nine months include the massive
market in Chiang Mai Thailand, the daily produce market in Veliko Tărnovo Bulgaria, and both the daily market and the fish market in Split Croatia.
Even when shopping at the tiny shops or major grocery chains you find local and fresh and seasonal. It’s such a nice way to shop and cook.
So local markets are part of our Grand Adventure making healthy eating an easy and satisfying way to live.
To Market, To Market to buy – well to buy whatever is available and fresh today. Happy, healthy me.