Monday, August 04, 2014
I love being an expat. I get to travel to new and exciting countries, experience different things that I would never get to experience back and Texas, and eat delicious and amazing foods.
The problem is - it is hard to watch what you eat when you are living in a country that does not speak your language. It is hard to check the nutritional information on the back and understand what exactly it is telling you. Not only that - most countries do not use the same type of measurements that we do in the united states. Calories are now called KCal (Uh - wtf?) and when you weigh yourself you are now in Kilos - not pounds.
To be fair - that part is pretty easy. A simple google search will give you the answer. But it is incredibly difficult to know the sugar content if you cannot read the back of a box.
What I have realized is the easiest way for me to watch what I eat is to just eat clean. If I am cooking my own food, and only putting in whole real ingrediants, I can gauge the calories/fat/carbs.