Bon Jour! Here’s an international question for anyone who’s ever lived in a foreign country for more than a couple months. Did you lose or gain weight?
Some people gain weight and some people lose weight. Some move overseas and they walk a lot, and they pocketfuls of funny-looking money on tiny portions, and they lose a lot or weight without realizing it. Or they don’t really like eating yak meat, and they lose a lot.
Others eat with abandon until they need a new passport photo.
It doesn’t matter what country you’ve lived in – US to Brazil, Australia to Taiwan, Germany to the US, North Korea to South Korea – we’d love to hear your story. Ben Missbach (an amazing new post-doc from Germany) and I have put together the short survey at the link below. If you can fill it out, we can see if we can put together some rules of thumb to help out the future world traveler in you.