For a very long time, junk food, salty snacks and sugary sweets were a main part of my diet. I drank soda all day, liked to munch on potato chips and wasn’t open to trying anything green. I was eating all the worst kinds of food, but it was mostly because of habit. I work very extensive hours and it was easier to grab packaged food instead of preparing a salad. I’ve since realized that a more nutritious diet incorporates the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants my body needs to sustain a proper weight. Implementing the vital changes to eat right has made me look and feel better. I’ve lessened my risk of chronic health conditions and I’ve become more confident. I’ve gotten extremely interested in superfoods, including raspberries, salmon, kale, walnuts and oatmeal. Superfoods offer large amounts of what the body requires and help with weight loss, heart health and higher energy levels. I’ve made small and simple changes to my eating habits to minimize my calorie and cholesterol intake and keep a more stable blood sugar level. I’ve begun trying out new fruits and vegetables and learned that I like the taste of asparagus, spinach, kiwi and pineapple. As the changes in my eating habits resulted in dropping a great deal of weight, I became more determined to get my whole body in good shape. I want to be healthy and strong as well as thin. A few weeks ago, I signed up at the local gym and I make a point to workout four days per week. I devote an hour at the gym after work and feel so much better. I sleep more soundly at night, am far more productive at work and am happier overall.