Have you put weight on since moving abroad ?

(18 Posts)
Alligatorpie Mon 28-Jan-13 12:53:09

Yes. Everything is really carb heavy: flatbread, rice, chick peas, not to mention the best bakery I have ever been to is a five minute walk away.
Protein is much more expensive here (apart from eggs) and not great quality.

Mosman Mon 28-Jan-13 12:51:54

We are over relying on bread, as you can't go far wrong with that and at $2 a loaf the kids can eat it all without bankrupting us.
We have an IGA at the end of the road - which i do walk to - but it's too tempting to just get dinner from there at the end of the day rather than drive myself to coles when i have the car at the weekends and waste "my time" there I guess.
I shall have a go at meal planning and online shopping and see if that makes a difference.

EIizaDay Mon 28-Jan-13 11:44:36

Have you found any decent apples though Savoy? I don't think they taste of anything sad and I've found it impossible to find organic ones to buy for some reason. So we are apple-less here.

SavoyCabbage Mon 28-Jan-13 10:42:29

Well some apples are more but $5 is average but there are more often than not some for under 3. Pears were $2. This was at Woolworths. Have you got an Aldi.

I make all our bread because bread is expensive.

Surely you should be thinner if food is that price!!! What are you eating?

EIizaDay Mon 28-Jan-13 08:52:10

I was shock when I saw the first of the season's grapes in the shops $30.00 per kilo! Why? Loads of vineyards around selling v expensive rubbish wine - why can't they sell their grapes at a decent price.

Mosman Mon 28-Jan-13 04:54:52

$3 per kilo shock Apples are $7 per kilo here.
It's all starting to make sense.
Raisin bread is on special at $2.99 which is where I suspect i'm going wrong.
$3 ????? I can't believe that

SavoyCabbage Mon 28-Jan-13 04:48:22

Oh I love all the sushi.

I only buy the fruit and vegetables that are in season. There are always a few things under $3 a kilo. This morning I got peaches, plums and apples - all,under $3 a kilo and then a couple of handfuls of cherries for the first day back.

NatashaBee Mon 28-Jan-13 02:02:47

I lost weight when I lived in Oz - too hot to eat much other than sushi and salad. Put on weight when I moved to the US though, the winters are so cold I think my body wanted an extra layer of insulation, and we never walk anywhere.

Oh, and general greed as well, some of it was my fault grin

I put on a stone when I moved to the US, thanks to portion sizes, hidden sugars and fats lurking everywhere, but have now lost it again.

howdoo Mon 28-Jan-13 01:24:31

Great thread! No, have lost approx 2 stone. Moved to US - as one of my lovely friends said, "We knew you'd go one way or the other" - ie either freaky gym bunny or obese!

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 27-Jan-13 17:06:31

Put on a stone, all the bloody bread, wine and cheese ( guess where I moved to!)
Now trying to lose it

Salbertina Sun 27-Jan-13 16:38:52

Yea cos so bloody car-bound here sad
I can go for a walk.. But not walk to anywhere. And most people don't even think its odd hmm so much for the outdoor life

EIizaDay Sun 27-Jan-13 12:51:19

The price of fruit does vary a lot though doesn't it. I buy whatever's in season and that's always priced better.

I'm always amazed to see the same fruit in the UK (but better quality and cheaper). How does that work? Why am I able to buy a better quality Australian pineapple in the UK for about half of what I could pay for it in Australia.

Mosman Sun 27-Jan-13 12:45:15

I think that's part of it, the fruit I tend to give to the children, I don't feel like I can justify eating it myself. We need to have a whole rethink as I can see us going bankrupt or becoming like a lot of the fat ex pats.

EIizaDay Sun 27-Jan-13 12:35:55

Not here. We don't eat out a lot though because it's just too expensive for the quality provided. We are really lucky to have a great independent organic store beside us so we eat lots of very good fresh fruit and vegetables at home. (Expensive but much better than the eating out option)

Don't know what we'd do if we had to survive on Coles or Woolies.

SavoyCabbage Sun 27-Jan-13 09:42:39

No because the chocolate tastes like vegetable oil and the chips aren't made out of potato and the cheese is all one taste.

I eat less when it's hotter. Even if you can get hold of some decent chocolate it just melts!hmm

Mosman Sun 27-Jan-13 09:38:36

God I don't know what's the matter with me but DH and I have both put on about 10lb's. I'm pretty sure it's having toast for dinner/tea and I am definitely snacking on sweets as i've given up smoking but we look a right pair of porkers, so much for the healthy aussie quality of life.
Has anyone else, cheer me up please ?

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