Back from Abroad and Link

I was away for a week visiting the home land.

I think I consumed more bread in one week then I have in the past 3 years.

I did a lot of observing and thinking this past week in Holland. When it comes to paleo/primal/ef, there are probably only 2 handfuls of people in the whole country that have heard of it. (all you Dutchies reading…please correct me if I’m wrong)

The looks I got at my sisters house when I only ate the “Bolognese sauce” without spaghetti were priceless. No-one could really understand why I wouldn’t eat the pasta. My sisters oldest son did also try it my way of eating with salad and admitted that it was almost as tasty as with spaghetti. Small victories lead to success right?

I’m formulating my thoughts and notes from the past week, so I can hopefully write a concise post. Observations that lead me to some of my thoughts/ideas were as follows; the amount of overweight people I saw could be counted on my hands, people are in relatively good shape simply from the amount of walking and riding bikes, coffee is not drunk out of a large mug…maybe less problems/sensitivities for people that way, food is much much fresher, lots of msg and flavor enhancers are used, hemorrhoids are a huge national problem, protein portions are much much smaller and family/friends are an integral component of a happy life.

I will have my next post up before Friday, looking forward to getting some of your thoughts and input.

Quick favor, if you have FEEL GOOD EATING linked on your site, can you please change the link to ? Thank you in advance for your time in doing that.

Have a wonderful day!

15 comments for “Back from Abroad and Link

  1. DaveC
    October 14, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    If I’m going to have Dutch carbs, it will come in a green bottle!

    • Marc
      October 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Dave!!
      Good to see you here old friend! I agree some yummy beers over there!!!
      Hope you are well!!!

      • DaveC
        October 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm

        Doing good, Marc. I thought you had quit blogging because I was getting the same old post every time I hit my shortcut. I must have been getting an old cached hit. But then I saw your tweet and knew you were alive and well.

        One problem I’ve had is my eating has been in a rut. I need to get back to visiting you on a regular basis for ideas. So as the governor of Cali sez: I’ll be back!

        • Marc
          October 18, 2010 at 7:45 am

          Dave, just let me know if I can help in any way. Keep up the good work and the as always positive attitude.
          Have a great week!


  2. October 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Looking forward to your thoughts on food

  3. October 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Welcome back! Sauce without noodles…sounds wrong, is undoubtedly extremely right. Well done to you for standing by your principles.

    • Marc
      October 7, 2010 at 7:03 am

      I do pick my vices 😉 I knew I was going to break down and eat some “real” bread, so no need to eat the spaghetti.

      The sauce was very good.

  4. October 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Ha! I laughed out loud when I read your hemorrhoids comment. The Spaniards LOVE to talk about that stuff. I can’t figure out if there is more incidence or whether they are just more open about it-lol.

    • Marc
      October 7, 2010 at 7:04 am

      Haha…yes in Holland too! It seems like it just part of life. I know the Dtuch are stoic people….but no need to put with conditions like that that can easily be avoided.

  5. October 6, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    How entrenched are processed foods in the pantries of Holland?

    • Marc
      October 7, 2010 at 7:07 am

      ENTRENCHED!!!!! As nice as the selections at the butcher/fish monger, cheese shop and the green grocer are….they are little in comparison to the processed food available in the supermarket.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking leaving a comment.


  6. October 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Done – link changed. I’m looking forward to hearing more about Holland.

    • Marc
      October 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much!!


  7. October 6, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Good reminder – I’ll update the link later.

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