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Expat problems

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HADESKITTEN 8/14/2014 12:29AM

Thanks for your comment in my blog! :)

Man, I hear you. It can be really very difficult! Next week we are headed out for vacation for a month, but when we come back I am going to try to eat as clean as I can. Fruits and Veggies are the same calorie content everywhere thankfully, so it's just trying to nagivate the stuff between.

I am also looking to have some stuff shipped from the US or from Amazon. I don't know what your restrictions are like over there.. but maybe some of the dried goods, this might work for you? Like Quinoa, chia seeds and the like?
I am still trying to find out what dried goods can be shipped here and if we are okay on any liquids. :)

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/4/2014 5:39AM

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PICKIE98 8/4/2014 5:09AM

    As long as you make it, you know what it is going to turn out like..

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