by Alice Williams, CIP Long Beach Wellness Coordinator
A true amateur chef, Merritt has learned to modify his recipes to correlate with his new understanding of nutrition. Merritt takes the time to inspect the nutrition label of every food that he purchases, ensuring that the nutritional value meets his personal requirements. Limiting the fat and sugar in his diet was no easy task for Merritt, but he is learning to control his impulses and it shows in the change in his physique.
Merritt puts his all into every workout session and has begun playing XBOX Kinect video games instead of using traditional hand held controllers in order to get his body moving even during his recreational time.