Fri, May-16-03, 18:02
Location: Oakland, CA
I am in California, but 2 years ago I went to Uzbekistan for 3 weeks,
there is a whole country poised for wholesale diabetes.
there wasn't one sugar free anything,
lots of sugar soda on every corner,
little protein or even fats,
even before I started my LC life a few months ago I watched the extra sugar and always drank sugar free soda and equal in my morning coffee, equal was the one thing I did not take, and just ask my husband I took everything else, I expected real basic digs and we stayed at fairly decent hotels the entire trip, complete with western toilets,
we were there in March/April so their spring vegetables were not being harvested yet,
don't get me wrong we were lavishly treated, it just seemed that the average Uzbek feasts on white rice and white flour and sugar the best of western cuisine, oh dear,
I envy you your travels, would go back to Uzbekistan in a heartbeat, especially loved Bukhara,
how are you finding this diet in your city?