This Healthy Living Transformation is brought to us by our friend Tyler!
Hi my name is Tyler Anderson. I am a 19-year-old college student now living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
I was in constant fear of food and weight gain.
Seven years ago I never would have thought I would be at peace with my body the way I am now. I had always been the “fat kid” in school. In 8th grade (2009) I was the heaviest I had ever been at 235lbs. In that moment, I told myself it was time for a change. In the next year or so, I started losing weight in a “healthy” manner. Soon, weight loss began to take over my life.
It was in 2011/2012 that I first developed an eating disorder. I was so scared of gaining weight because I had been so heavy throughout my life that it began to control my life. I was in constant fear of food and weight gain. This lead me to miss out on many meaningful family gatherings and social experiences with friends.
At the beginning of 2013, I met a woman named Darcy R, the owner and personal trainer at my local gym. I sat down with her and told her I just wanted to gain muscle. Over the next few months, Darcy had taught me that in order to grow, I needed to eat more. It was then that I realized I had a problem and that problem was an eating disorder.
Since then, I have found a passion for health, fitness and most importantly food. For so many years I feared peanut butter because it was “high in fat, which was going to make me ‘fat’.” Little did I realize at the time that this was the complete opposite. The fat in nuts is healthy fats which our bodies need. On my journey, I discovered Nuts N’ More and fell in love with it. It is a great balance of healthy fats, protein and carbs. I use it on my pancakes or in my oats for breakfast!