Hi! Welcome to KewlBites! My name is Reed Alexander. I created this site for the purpose of sharing “bites” of healthy lifestyle information that I’ve compiled, which really work for me. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit this site! I invite you to join me in making your health a priority.
why I created this website
Several months ago, I decided I wanted to feel better and look better. I was tired and I could tell my energy level was off. I also lost sight of how to eat right and wasn’t making great choices about food. I knew I was overweight and I didn’t like how I looked. I come from a family where my grandparents suffer with diabetes and heart disease. Very recently my father’s uncle passed away from heart disease at an extremely young age. It was a tragic experience and it was a critical wake-up call for me not to wait until I get older to take care of myself. Although my health and eating habits had become a priority for me several months before his death, I knew now that good eating habits and always treating myself properly were going to be essential for the rest of my life.
When I originally started researching how I could lose weight on the Internet, I was so confused. Where to turn? Programs targeted at adults weren’t right for me. I couldn’t find anything that was designed for kids. I wasn’t so interested in going on a diet, because I realized that I’d eventually have to go off of it at some point. What would I do then? I also really wanted to be able to eat the foods I like. I’m a MAJOR foodie and I love cooking! I needed to be able to incorporate all kinds of foods into my life and to be able to enjoy cooking with my family. Whatever I was going to do had to be practical, too. How was I going to go to a friend’s birthday party, or out to dinner, or do anything else that I wanted, while having an amazing time losing weight and getting in control of myself? How was I going to find the right balance to satisfy all the things I was looking to do? What was I going to do in order to integrate fitness into my lifestyle?
So, I decided to improvise, and make my own way. I love to read, so I started reading tons of great material about nutrition, health, recipes, calories, fat, exercise, and more. I started thinking about eating with common sense. I began putting together shopping lists of food and ingredients that I wanted, and asking my mom or dad to pick up the things on my lists from the grocery store so that I could make different meals or snacks. I was experimenting, and it was so much fun! I started losing weight, sleeping better, looking better and feeling better overall. I remember going out to events and people noticing the changes that I’d made. Naturally, it made me feel great!!! My new choices were working! Hooray! I was so excited!
When people asked about how I lost the weight and how I learned to make better choices, I realized that it was not just one single thing that helped me to achieve my goals. It was a combination of many things I’ve learned and continue to learn.
I’m not a nutritionist, a doctor, a psychologist, or a certified exercise trainer. I’m just a kid. But I’ve put together this website, which is filled with information that’s worked for me.
My information doesn’t culminate a “diet,” per se. It’s information from various experts that has been really helpful in learning about living a healthy lifestyle. Please do not rely on me for any medical advice or health advice.
You should always consult with your doctor, certified medical expert, or certified fitness expert about your specific health issues and needs. I’ve developed lots of new tips and ideas that have been successful for me. Of course, some days are better than others. I always think of myself as a work in progress. I’ve managed to lose about 15 pounds and I continue to learn new things all the time. I’m always striving to take care of myself, and uphold what I’ve done. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned and show you what’s worked for me, here on this site! I hope you too have decided to take your health into your own hands! One of the best things that I know is that doing it can be so much fun! We can do it, one KewlBite at a time!