Tag Archives: Health

4 Ways to Simplify Your Body

As I have posted before, I am a fitness nut.  After losing 40+ pounds in 2008, and keeping it off (except around the holidays!), I am addicted to running and living healthy.  Before I moved to Costa Rica, I used … Continue reading

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Chayote Soup Recipe

Chayotes grow in pretty much everyone’s property in Monteverde.  We have a couple of wild vines on our rental.  The kids love to pick the chayotes for me which I then make into soup or picadillo, depending on my mood. … Continue reading

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Hire a Tica to Teach You How to Cook

Tico cuisine is naturally low in fat, sodium and calories.  The locals use very little fat in their cooking.  They eat their vegetables fresh, steamed, or lightly sautéed. They don’t refry their beans in lard or bacon grease as is … Continue reading

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What Do You Eat in Costa Rica?

One of the questions I am often asked by friends and family is what we eat in Costa Rica.  Last week, I blogged about where I shop for food.  This week, I will focus on how I put everything from … Continue reading

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Where Do You Buy Food In Monteverde?

After a few weeks of living here, I figured out what food to get where.  I have a pretty good routine now.  Below are the places that Ticos and expats go to in order to buy food in Monteverde. Feria … Continue reading

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I Love Walking!

Walking is great.  I am grateful to live in a small town where walking is part of the prevalent culture.  Below are 5 benefits of walking over driving. Better for your health Cities that are walking-friendly such as Boston and … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Gym Membership to Lose Weight?

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” -John Bingham  Embarking on an exercise program is a scary prospect.  I remember when I first started, I was terrified that I was going … Continue reading

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