Day 379: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Having only been in Argentina a week I can say with certainty that steak here is amazing. I’ve been eating steak sandwiches at lunch, steak at dinner.
My life has been all about meat…with a side of chimichurri sauce.
But when I arrived in Buenos Aires my hostel mates warned me that there is too much of a good thing. You can eat too much steak and if you aren’t careful something terrible happens.
Your poo turns grey.
Yes it’s disgusting but it had to be said. When you are so full of steak without many veggies your body sends you a message and it isn’t pretty.
You cannot live on steak alone.
Sure my steak sandwiches have slices of tomato and I’ll eat squash on the side of my steak dinner but that isn’t enough. I’ve started to feel a bit sluggish and slow. It’s great to be tough and say you are all about meat but sometimes it’s too much.
I crave green vegetables. I want fibre. I need vitamins.
So when some people from the hostel were heading to the market to overload on veggies and make a big salad I asked if I could get in on that.
I’ve never been so excited to have a salad.
And so we put together a giant salad with every vegetable found at the market. It wasn’t the prettiest salad but it did the job.
My body wondered what was going on, it vaguely remembered what vegetables were and welcomed them. It wants more, and I agree.
I’m still loving the meat life here but from now on I need to find balance.