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Welcome to Decadently Fit! A blog that encompasses my passion for healthy food and lifestyle. A place that I send someone who asks, “What do you do to be healthy?”
All of this (points to self) does not come naturally. Although it used to, once upon a time. I had to work hard to get to where I am now, and have learned a lot to get here.
Until I was 18 I could eat an entire pizza and lose weight in the process. I took that super power for granted. I remember sitting at a stop light one day and looking down to see a stomach roll forming over my jeans. My 18 year old self was completely devastated. Yet, still devoured everything in sight.
When I was pregnant with my second child I finally realized how important it is to eat healthy and exercise. Yes, everyone has a different view of the body after having a child. It was after receiving the shocking news that amidst all of my other pregnancy complications, I had gestational diabetes.
I could no longer eat spoon fulls of peanut butter covered in chocolate chips. I am pretty sure I threw a temper tantrum. I love food. Telling a pregnant woman to control her cravings, and eat super healthy was devastating.
Like a true Type A personality, I took it as a challenge. Being that I was already on bed rest till the baby was born, I had tons of time to start a new obsession. I wanted my glucose levels to be perfect, not only for me, but for my baby. So I learned everything I could about how sugars affect glucose. I learned about what I had to eat at what time. I got really good at it and it because of my new knowledge I only gained 25 pounds during the pregnancy. After Little C was born I continued eating healthy and exercising. My knowledge grew daily.
Since my son and I have a 40% chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, I have to be careful what food habits I teach him. I need to lead by example. At times I have to be the bad guy that says no to another treat.
No one should have to eat boring, bland food in an attempt to get healthy or regain health. I was/am most certainly not going to. In my journey to reach my goals (and stay on track) I started turning once fat laden comfort foods into healthy, nutrient rich versions. To my surprise, even my picky meat and potato eating husband would eat my makeover meals.
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