“I know that diabetes runs in my family. I’m not going to say that I’m really good about what I eat, but for the most part I am aware of it so I do try to make some changes when I can. Now that I have my son, I started to try to get him to eat better. My son honestly does have a problem with being overweight. I tell him what happened when we were growing up and we relied on the commodities. I’m trying to get him to eat vegetables. I am trying to get him to look at things differently. He loves broccoli. He likes celery, cauliflower, and carrots. He doesn’t eat them enough, be he does like them. He loves salads. He is starting to eat better, but we still have to work on that along with myself. I’m aware of the things that are good for me, but I can’t sit here and say that I eat all of the good things. There are things that are more sensible to you at the moment, and with the schedules that we have now, sometimes you just eat on demand.”
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