Eating healthy has always been easy for me, at least when I live in England. But now it seems like the hardest thing in the world. Right now as I’m writing this, I’m sitting with a tub of Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel Ice cream, my favourite flavour, a flavour that is not available in the UK.
One of the reasons that health eating is difficult in France is because of the variety of snacks, chocolate and deserts. Kinder is my favourite snack brand and here they have kinder chocolate varieties that I could never dream of, and especially since its Easter season; the Kinder Easter treats are everywhere.
And then there’s bread. We all know that the French are famous for their baguettes, but what you didn’t know that the baguette is not a long term bread. Baguettes don’t last the night, at least not the ones in Strasbourg. They go bad so quickly, so if I buy a baguette, I have to eat it all in one go. Even the mini baguettes are not so mini, as they can be shared between 2 people.
And finally, the main reason why it seems impossible to be healthy is the price of fruits in Strasbourg. At least in Leicester, there was Leicester market where I can buy 2 bowls of grapes for £1.50, and a bowl of banana for £1. In Strasbourg, fruit in supermarkets are ridiculously priced and are even worse at the local markets. I tried to buy some strawberries at the market and the vendor told me that it cost €4.50, for one tiny little bowl.
I’ve decided the only thing to do is embrace France and get fat. At least I’ll be fat doing something I love, eating.