Kierra is 21 years old and a part time employee at Dean’s. She used to work at a national fast food chain where she felt trapped with highly toxic, unhealthy food. Since coming to Dean’s, she feels her health took a 180° turn. Here’s her story: Brittany: When did you make the switch and by “the switch” what does that mean? Kierra: When I started working at Dean’s, I decided to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle. Dean’s customers and employees motivated me, and realized I could do this. I started by moving away from eating all processed foods to mostly unprocessed foods. Breakfast at my old job typically looked like a sandwich with highly processed eggs, cheese, and bacon; breakfast at Dean’s looks like a piece of fruit, granola bar, and sprouted grain bread. Brittany: What changes have you noticed since you started your journey? Kierra: Well let me just list them out for you!
- Having energy that lasts all day and not feeling like I have to crash
- Waking up feeling like I want to start my day, instead of wanting to roll back to bed
- Losing 15 pounds – my biggest accomplishment!