I learned how to eat a healthy diet to maintain my metabolism, while at the same time save some money.
I did this when I travelled to a little town close to Mexico City known as Tepoztlan. My plan was to stay three days, and my budget consisted of three hundred pesos; this is equivalent to 25 dollars.
I had been reading about dieting before this. When I got to Tepoztlan, I went to a little mercado and bought 50 pesos of fruit. This is what I ate for two days. The third day I bought one kilogram of rice and granola. I steamed some rice and mixed it with granola, and this is what I ate on the third day.
I drank spring water from the mountains while at Tepoztlan. My whole budget for this trip was 250 pesos, equivalent to 20 dollars
The life-skill I learned from travelling was maintaining a low budget, while at the same time eating a healthy food.
The food I ate is called the mediterranean diet. I just adapted it according to my region and the foods available in Mexico, however, I learned that anyone can travel and if he or she has adapted his or her body to fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are primary foods and if your body gets adapted to them, they can provide necessary nutrients. There are some vegetables wich contain protein, such as alfalfa, however, nuts and grains can provide protein, too.
After this experience, I continued eating fruits and vegetables and rice. Fruits and vegetables are cheap in Mexico. I eat chicken breast or fish every three days, depending on the necessities of my organism.