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To Market To Market

Buying local, eating local on the Grand Adventure

Location: Portugal

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.

Night market Chiang Mai Thailand

I attribute that partially to exercise, although

Sunday market Luang Prabang Laos

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

The Lagos Saturday market

organic is everywhere. Easily accessible, affordable and a way of life in most places we have been

“Helping” in the city organic garden Hoi An Vietnam

(except of course in the crazy lettuce – free country of the Seychelles).

Beautiful cherries in Bulgaria

We shop in grocery stores but the majority of our ingredients come from markets, such as the Saturday morning produce Market here

Daily market in Split Croatia

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

Veliko Tărnovo market

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.

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.

Daily fish market Lagos Portugal

To Market, To Market to buy – well to buy whatever is available and fresh today.  Happy, healthy me.


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  • Reply Kathi

    A couple years ago I lost 20 pounds and have kept it off by eating healthy fresh foods and no alcohol Monday through Friday. Then on the weekends I eat and drink whatever I want. I don’t always stick to this anymore but as soon as my clothes start feeling snug, I’m back at it. Exercise? Rarely. Only if it’s something fun. Although I have been told I rarely sit still so maybe I’m just constantly moving.

    August 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm
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