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A while back I posted a status update on Facebook: If you are what you eat, then I’m a Hershey’s chocolate kiss.  Although written in jest, it’s true the fuel we take in not only affects the inside of our bodies, but it shows on the outside.  Clear skin, shiny hair and overall good health are strong indicators of good nutrition.  Add to that a regular fitness plan, and you’ve got the right idea.  Coming from somebody who’s struggled with an eating disorder and psychological issues revolving around food, as well as dealing with an ornery digestive system, I know how hard it can be to make healthy choices when we’re bombarded with so many unhealthy ones.  The closer to the earth our food choices originate, however, the better they are for our bodies.  So the candy corn I abstained from last week was a good move.  But chocolate contains antioxidants, so I’m not giving that up as easily.

If you are what you eat, what are you?