“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
So far I have been teaching in the Czech Republic for about 7 months. Looking back on my time here, I can see that it has been hard to eat healthy. I am used to food in America literally having a food label on EVERY package. Here in the CR only about 40% of the foods have a nutrition label (and they are often foreign foods). In the rare case that I
can find the nutrition content on the package and translate it into English, it can still be a little complicated. For example, a 42 gram sized snack will have the nutrition for what is in 100 grams. So in other words, I have to then calculate the actual calories/protein/etc. of each package! In America I would pay close attention to food labels and it was simply what worked for me in staying healthy and maintaining my weight. Now I have to get creative in being healthy. It doesn’t help that there is a Potraviny (small food shop) on every corner with really cheap junk food, rohlik (bread rolls), baked goods, etc.