It goes with the territory when living in Cuenca—you lose weight! Nothing wrong with that, uh? The best way you can figure out if a food is making you fat is to simply stop eating that food. The odd thing is, we’re still eating the same foods we were eating in the states but we’re all (family of five) still losing weight.
And just yesterday I was talking to a lady who has lived here one year and she has lost 18 pounds. A couple days ago we were kidding around about how here in Ecuador you can still eat meat, pastries, and fried foods and still lose weight. But it’s true!
I used to get eczema (itchy rash) on my hands all the time. I never figured out what that was from. I speculated the rash was from eating out and eating processed foods and desserts. Since living in Cuenca the rash went away the first month and it has never returned. Not only that, but my complexion and skin tone have also improved. I used to have a double chin and its gone too. we've all seen nothing but improvements to our health, and we know for a fact it is the food.
We hate to say it, but since we have stopped eating food in the U.S we feel better and have more energy. We've been told that all of the hormones in the meat in the U.S cause weight gain and other disorders. And all of the pesticides and stuff they spray on the food causes skin rashes, asthma, and other immune deficiency issues.
We believe it! We see positive improvements to our health since being here only 4-1/2 months. We also walk a lot all over Cuenca and we're sure that too has contributed to losing some weight. But…I was jogging on the tread mill before we came to Cuenca and I was not losing weight then.…go figure.
We’re not the only ones who lose weight or notice positive health changes. Watch the video and hear what others are saying about the food quality in Ecuador. Enjoy!