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In Case You Didn’t Know, Peeps Are Not Good For You!

Peeps have no nutritional value

Easter is a time of joy and celebration for many, with traditions that include egg hunts, church services, and family dinners. For some, it also means indulging in seasonal treats, like the colorful and sugary marshmallow chicks known as Peeps. While they may be a fun addition to your Easter basket, for some people, Peeps can become a serious addiction that takes a toll on their health.

Peeps recently made the news, as an article from CNN mentioned how Peeps can cause cancer. That’s no surprise to me.

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Who Was That Fat Man?

Ian Myers interviewed me recently, he's the owner of IM Wellness. He asked a question that really got me thinking... "what would I say to my former obese self, if I could go back in time and give advice". I especially thought about it after stumbling upon these pictures of myself, taken at a holiday party at work. This was taken during my transition. I had just started to get serious about losing weight but was not there yet. I was still well over 300 pounds.

I almost don't recognize that person, because I've come so far since then and I've learned so much. Back then, I had no idea what foods were healthy. I never thought about being vegan, never thought I would give up soda, and processed foods were my life.

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Can You Believe I Once Fit Into These Pants?

You know you've accomplished something when you have to buy new clothes!

I kept a few pairs of my size 44 pants, just as a reminder of how obese I really was just a few short years ago. To put it in perspective, I went from size 44 waist down to size 34.

It seems hard to believe that at one time I actually fit into these pants. Some of the shirts I've saved went half way down my legs, many being XXL. Now medium shirts fit me... I never thought I would fit into a medium.

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