1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?
My name is Jeannette, 32 married freelance writer, and Customer Support Associate for FutureCeuticals Direct – Trusted Source for Innovative and Effective Nutritional Products.
2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?
There are two people in my life who currently inspire me to strive towards a healthy and whole food lifestyle for myself and family. The first is my late father, Charles who tragically died in 2008 from undiagnosed Atherosclerosis. He was traveling to visit me in the hospital when his heart froze from 100% blockage causing his car to swerve off the highway. Since his death, I started working for a nutri-ceuticals company who strives to product functional food ingredients in support of a healthy and whole lifestyle. The second inspirational person happens to be the General Manager of our company, John who started taking one of our Cholesterol Support Products, Nutrim.
John had a quad bypass. All four of his arteries were clogged. Although my father wasn’t as lucky, John has inspired me to know that there is life after death.
3. What did they do to inspire you?
I’m fortunate to work for a company that allows me and my family first access to our amazing nutritional products. My mom’s recent adventure taking Nutrim since learning about her own high cholesterol has corrected itself since adding in the soluble fiber from Nutrim’s heart healthy oat beta glucans.
4. How did their lesson change your life?
I am becoming more aware of the type of foods and groceries my families buys. I’m also learning first-hand from co-workers how certain types of foods can actually help heal our body when eaten in a whole, unprocessed form.
5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?
My daughter is now 7 years old, and I constantly worry daily that she may struggle with weight issues, and body image issues during her lifetime. I try to make grocery shopping a family activity because I can help her make active food choices by role-modeling what type of food are the healthiest. I’m happy to report that she is not a huge candy person, and has developed a few favorite vegetables such as broccoli (or tiny trees). She doesn’t need cheese or other flavoring to eat it. She prefers it raw, boiled, or steamed.
6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?
A message that I would like to pass down to my daughter, which was passed down to me from my mother is Work hard, play hard. What I mean by that is that as long as you lead productive, and an active lifestyle; you don’t necessarily have to limit yourself to strict and blah diet. A whole food lifestyle allows one to eat any and everything within moderation.
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