There's no doubt that food is healthier in many parts of the world than most of the food most Americans eat. Americans have the choice, and many choose to eat poor quality food. It was interesting to see all the meat hanging as carcasses in the markets and roadside restaurants in Morocco. It isn't refrigerated, but it was walking around yesterday, so it's very fresh. Ground beef in the US that is packaged in low-oxygen packing has a rated shelf life of 23 days. Many in parts of Morocco eat anything they can get. I rode through a rural area with many olive groves and oil pressing plants, and saw it as very scenic. I was later told by someone who is in a position to know that many poor people in that area survive on just the olives and almonds they grow, plus a little bread, and water they get from a river. Not exactly healthy eating but poverty does that. Only 50% of rural Moroccans have 'improved' water sources, meaning something cleaner than a river or creek. I think my weight loss had more to do with being more tuned into the riding and where I was than to my stomach. I simply skipped lunch or dinner more days than not. I didn't plan to, and not very smart, but I did. Now that I'm back home, I find I'm hungry all the time. I think my body is trying to get back to it's normal weight.