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The Europe Lifestyle

Thursday, March 07, 2013

My family and I are overseas in the Netherlands for the week and it seems like everywhere we go everyone is always walking, biking, or running. The food portions are so much smaller, makes me depressed that Americans don't embrace the less is more concept. It is so nice to see people out and moving and the majority of the population is thin. Makes me think about how lazy people in the US are and that I need to make more opportunities to walk more. Also that I need to move to a city!!! On a positive note I have been eating less and walking more over here. I am hoping to have came back to the country having lost a couple of pounds rather than gained! Fingers crossed. They do have pastries!
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    Seeing everyone walk or bike was one of the major differences I noticed when I moved to France for work in September. I was even hoping to avoid getting a car at all but unfortunately the house I rented is a little too far out for no car to be easily workable for me. Everyone walks, every morning I see this little old man walking home from the bakery with his loaf of bread. I love that the portion sizes are proper-sized and not those jumbo 3 meals worth portions we get in the US. Just don't go crazy with the pastries, it is so very easy to do!
    1684 days ago
    Thank you for your comments! I wasn't sure anybody would even read my blogs!!

    Becca study abroad programs I heard are great, my roommate went to London for a semester. I think biking would be challenging as well, maybe even a little dangerous but like you said it takes adjustment.

    John- thanks for the comment I am definitely enjoying the walks and culture!
    1684 days ago
    How exciting to be abroad! My daughter spent 7 months in Maastrict (study abroad) and loved it! She biked everywhere but it did take a while to get into the swing of it (she felt scared with the cars whizzing past or other bikers that speed by too close). Hope you enjoy your trip and thanks for the eyeopener. We americans should definately adopt those healthy habbits and smaller portions. I bet you come back looking fit and fabulous!
    Missourians Team
    1685 days ago
    Have a great trip and enjoy your walks.
    1685 days ago
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