Health is a huge concern for many. In the West people pay big bucks just to eat food that won’t kill them or make them enormously fat.
In Vietnam things are different.
You don’t have to try hard in order to stay healthy. There’s plenty of fresh food and opportunities for exercise.
If you want to take your health seriously, and whip your body into the best shape it’s even been in, this is the country for you.
Below you’ll learn:
- How to avoid a common “expat health mistake”
- How to eat healthy for under $10 per day
- How you can build muscle and get fit without ever spending a dime
- And plenty more!
Anyway, let’s dig in.
The Ugly Truth About Most Male Expats
(Sadly, Many Expats End Up Out-Of-Shape And Unhappy)
For whatever reason, many men who move abroad end up neglecting their health. They start drinking too much, stop exercising, and eat cheap junk food (most of the McDonald’s customers here are Westerners). What happens next is no surprise.
Their overall quality of life plummets.
It gets tough for them to date girls (no woman wants to date an obese guy), their extra fat makes the weather unbearable, and their weakened bodies become more susceptible to illness.
A lot of these guys end up fat, sick, and hating themselves. Their self-esteem evaporates and they wind up bitter and angry.
Don’t make this mistake! Especially since it’s incredibly easy to stay healthy and happy while living in Vietnam.
This country has great fresh fruits and vegetables, all-natural pork and beef, and insanely cheap food prices. If you want to stay fit, or work yourself into peak physical condition, this is the place to do it.
How To Eat Healthy And Stay Fit In Vietnam For Less Than $10 A Day
(A Delicious Glass Of Carrot Juice Costs Less Than $1)
How much would it cost you to eat health food in America? A thousand dollars a month? Two thousand?
Many Westerners willingly pay these outrageous fees, just so that they can get their hands on food that hasn’t been tainted by deadly chemicals and genetic engineering.
In Vietnam you can enjoy these same fresh foods, without ever paying more than $10 a day.
To show you how cheap good food is, here’s my last receipt from grocery shopping:
- One pound of pork loin: $1.70
- 10 fresh eggs (they rarely sell eggs by the dozen here): $0.89
- Salad: $0.67
- Carrot Juice: $0.89
- Fresh pineapple: $2.14
- Water: $0.30
- Total cost: $6.59
That’s pretty inexpensive and gives you a nice balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, and meats. All for less than the price off a fast-food meal back in the West.
How Much Do Gyms In Vietnam Cost?
($40 A Month For Me To Lift Weights And Use The Gym’s Swimming Pool)
While many things in Vietnam are reasonably priced, most gyms are not. High-end fitness centers have become all the rage and many locals pay as much as $24,000 a year just to workout.
Luckily, there are budget options available.
(My Transformation From Following Special Ops Fitness Training)
When I first moved to Vietnam, I did nothing but body-weight exercises from a book called Special Ops Fitness Training. I’d go down to the park, do my workout, and then grab some delicious “Bo ne” (that’s the local phrase foe “steak and eggs” here) once I was done.
Doing those exercises, and eating right, helped me to explode from scrawny twig to physically fit. I became healthier, developed more self-confidence, and had girls fawning over me.
Men who want to lift weights can do so cheaply as well. While certain fitness centers do costs tens of thousands of dollars to join, there are plenty of inexpensive gyms. At these places you can expect to shell out between $15 and $40 a month.
The cheap gyms are nice too. I’m currently going to one with a pool, kickbocking arena, and weight room. Total cost: $40 a month.
Lifting weights and building muscle is easy here. Between the parks and affordable gyms, you can get big easily, and enjoy being in the best shape of your life.
(“Bo Ne” Is A Local Street Dish That’s Packed With Protein)
Vietnam is a great place for guys who want to keep themselves as healthy as possible. There’s plenty of fresh food (fresher than anything Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s would sell). And meals are cheap.
Cooking for yourself costs almost nothing and you can enjoy all kinds of delicious fruits, cuts of beef, and organic eggs.
Lastly, getting fit and building muscle is easy too. If you’ve ever dreamed of getting into great shape, you’ll love this country. There are free workout stations in almost every park, and lots of great gyms with affordable memberships.
P.S. If you’re interested in the book I recommended, I’ll save you from having to scroll back up. The title is: Special Ops Fitness Training.