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Well, it comes down to this…nutrition changed my life. Looking back a little over 3 years ago, weighing in at 298lbs. All my major health levels in the dangerous ranges, and feeling terrible in my body, mind, and spirit. Something had to give.

I knew what to do. I had studied and been interested in nutrition(specifically how it  can heal the body) for most of my life. I knew that by turning to whole and sustaining food I could get my health back. So…I took it one step at a time. Instead of focusing on “losing weight” I made a mental decision that I would do whatever it takes to become radiantly healthy. The first change I made was changing the fat I used. Butter and vegetable oil was out and olive oil/canola oil was in. That’s it, one change and nothing else. I allowed that change to become a habit. Once it was habit, it became how I cooked my food.

The next change was switch all the white processed food in the house to whole wheat or eliminate it altogether. One change led to the next and before I knew it my entire diet consisted of all non- processed, organic, whole and nutritious food.  All the cravings for the junk fell away and the weight started to drop off.  My energy level shot up and I started exercising, walking at first then running. Now, I am 171lbs and feel better than I did when I was a teenager. All my health levels are perfect and I have more energy than I know what to do with.

Nutrition is power! Food has the power to change your life. Believe it!

Me at My Heaviest:

Me Healthy:

I am not entirely finished with my health journey. But, I know that nutrition will get me there.

Update: I have now made my health goal of 165lbs and am a size6- 8 at 5’11”. Yay, nutrition!! 🙂

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