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Posted on March 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM

 Hello my name is Deanna Putts and this is my guide to eating healthy.  I have struggled with weight issues since I decided to get on birth control back in my 20's and have struggled ever since.  Even back then I wondered if it was a hormonal issue or not but not having children was more of an issue to me than my weight. After all I had a loving boyfriend at the time who didn't care.  Over the years I got bigger and bigger and bigger and just like many of you have tried just about every diet out there.  I could put all my heart into it, completely follow the rules of whatever the diet was at the time and then about two weeks later give in and go back to the same routine.   Believe it or not at this time in my life I was making bad choices including getting involved in drugs and being homeless. Even though I struggled financially and obviouisly had no money for food I still maintained the weight.  Strange thing huh?  I was able to pull myself out of that situation and started working on becoming a better person.  I got married and had a child, but I never could get back to the weight I was when I was is high school so I gave up.

Over the years I started to notice that people half my age where sicker on the whole and had diseases like cancer and diabetes and thought to myself how can this be?  That is when I really started looking into nutrition and how it played a role in our lives.  That's when I realized that this younger generation didn't come from a time when growing food and eating healthy was an option.  I grew up in the 70's and 80's and back then especially in the 70's it was just the way of life.  If you were poor you grew your own vegetables, and they were affordable in the grocery stores, and not as bio engineered as they are today.  That's when it clicked for me, but I do admit it's hard to eat healthy when you have a limited budget and your child only wants to eat KRAFT macaroni and cheese, and you really don't have the time to make anything else.   Well I am turning 50  next month and proud of where I am, but I want to keep kickin till I'm 100 and so I need to make some changes.  We all have different stories but the thing we all have in common is the need to eat a healthier diet, and enjoying the life that we have. Whether it's for weight management or illness.  In the days to come I will be sharing insights into how we all can take small steps to make better choices, I hope the you find the information funny and informative we are all in this together.  GO TEAM...

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