Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The English Diet

I'm becoming more convinced that we get more healthful food in the UK than we did in the U.S. Partly because we are eating less meat (although definitely not less sugar) and more homemade wholewheat bread, but mostly because the quality of the food is better -- Genetically Modified foods are banned & there are almost no artificial ingredients.

Both Jason and I have slimmed down a bit. Our clothes are baggier than before & our jawbones are better defined. We don't own a scale, so I never bothered with the numbers. But today I had a routine exam at the surgery (American translation: doctor's office) that included a weigh-in. Comparing my numbers with those from when we first moved here, I've lost 5 kilos -- 11 pounds. I don't think I've been this light since high school.

I'm trying to figure out why such a big shift in 6 months. I think that it's not only because of the better food, but because we walk a lot more than we used to & we live in a three story (plus basement) house. The last time I got this much exercise was probably in high school. But, I have identified another cause: the closest bag of Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Chips is across an ocean.


Jessica said...

Just let me know if you need some good old American Chocolate!! I know I love the stuff :)! It was Arli who got married, I'm pretty sure you knew she was getting married though. Other than that, that's all I really know, atleast off the top of my head right now. Miss you!!

Kristin said...

Americans are so ridiculous in a lot of ways, aren't we? We think we need cars to go everywhere!

Marie said...

ahhh...I wish I had the same results!!! The food is better over here though. DOn't you think the vegetables taste so much better? I do!