WhiteBear wrote:I've found from my trips to Japan is that I'll put on weight at first (mainly because there's so much yummy food that I want to eat), then as I adjust, I lose more weight.
I actually had the opposite results. I lost a bunch of weight when I first went to Japan (healthier foods, smaller portions, cooking for myself), but after I joined a sumo club I had a backlash to all the healthy eating. I put on like 50lb eating McDs, yakiniku, and all you can eat ramen. Then, realizing I was getting ridiculously fat, I re-embraced the healthy lifestyle, losing 70lb for a net win
. It was a 2 year rollercoaster, but all in all it's pretty damn easy to be healthy in Japan in my opinion, especially compared with the States.