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Though he has tools available to him that not everyone has — he’s worked with personal trainers and a personal chef, for instance — he insists not having those advantages doesn’t mean you’re bound to fail. Making lifestyle changes to manage diabetes well doesn’t have to be all that drastic or costly, he says. You can choose to buy leaner cuts of meat, for instance. Or if joining a gym is too expensive, try walking around your neighborhood or taking the stairs instead of the elevator — consider doing anything to get moving.
Anne Peters, MD, director of the clinical diabetes program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and Anderson’s physician, says effective management of type 2 diabetes typically requires lifestyle changes, such as to your diet and exercise routine, but she says what those changes are depends on the person. “No two diabetes patients are the same,” she says. In other words, what works for Anderson may not necessarily work for you.
Anderson says the important thing is that you get real with yourself and acknowledge you have to deal with your health and your diagnosis rather than brushing it off. He teamed up with Novo Nordisk for their “Get Real About Diabetes” campaign to promote this idea and to help people with type 2 diabetes get the support they need to address the disease head-on. “We want to create awareness about diabetes and what we can do once we have been diagnosed with this disease, how we can overcome it, how we can manage it and live with it and not die from it,” Anderson says.
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One of the hurdles many people with diabetes face is feeling ashamed, afraid, or embarrassed about the disease. Anderson has dealt with those feelings himself, including when he felt hesitant to take injectable medicines rather than oral ones. “I thought, ‘I don’t want to give myself a shot — that means I’m really sick,’” he says. “But the fact is my body really is sick, and my body needs that shot.” And taking that shot has helped him feel better.
“Some patients are fearful or resistant to injectables, and that fear can be a barrier to success,” Dr. Peters says. “I encourage patients to discuss their treatment options with their physician and care team, and to keep an open mind.”
Anderson echoes his doctor’s sentiments. “Have real conversations with yourself and with your doctors — have a real, honest conversation about what it is you need to change in your life so you can live a long, healthy life,” Anderson says. “You have to make the choice to get better. You have to make the choice to be healthy.”
Anthony Anderson has high hopes and well wishes for fellow TV star Jussie Smollett.
Before Smollett was fully embroiled in a headline-grabbing legal scandal, the Empire star was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards, and fans are wondering if he might be gearing up to make his first show business appearance since the charges against him were dropped by prosecutors in Chicago earlier this week.
ET’s Nischelle Turner recently spoke with Anderson, who is lending his comedic talents as the host of this year’s Image Awards, and the Black-ish star said he expects Smollett to attend the gala event.
“In light of the charges being dropped, I think it a good thing for him, I think it’s a good thing for their show, and why not come be celebrated with his peers and his community?” Anderson said. However, ET has learned that it is still undecided if Smollett will turn up for the show.
While Anderson said he’s keeping his own opinions about Smollett’s high-profile situation to himself, he admitted that he “can understand why people are trying to poke holes” in Smollett’s story, and in the Chicago D.A.’s case against the actor as well.
Ultimately, though, Anderson said he’s “happy the outcome is what it is.”
“I look forward to Jussie being here and celebrating with everyone here and being celebrated himself,” he added.
Anderson echoed his sentiments while speaking with ET Live’s Jason Carter, adding that he hopes Smollett takes the opportunity to open up and address the truth of the situation he’s been struggling with.
“I think he’s been speaking his truth since he started in this business,” Anderson said. “We’re not even going to talk about what’s happened as of recent, but I believe he’s always spoken his truth and what better place to speak it than in front of friends and family, you know?”
Smollett made an emergency court appearance on Tuesday in Chicago, where he found out he will no longer face charges for allegedly filing a false police report in which he claimed he was the victim of a hate crime back in January.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office told ET in a statement, “After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollet’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case.”
The decision to drop charges came less than two weeks after Smollett pleaded not guilty to the 16 felony counts he was indicted on earlier this month.
Smollett and his lawyers held a press conference following the decision, and the 36-year-old actor somberly addressed reporters.
“First of all I want to thank my family, my friends, the incredible people of Chicago and all over the country and the world who have prayed for me, who have supported me and who have showed me so much love,” he told reporters. “No one will ever know how much that has meant to me and I will be forever grateful. I want you to know that not for a moment was it in vain. I have been truthful and consistent on every level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I’ve been accused of.”
For more on Smollett’s recent legal drama and the subsequent reactions from his friends and the public, check out the video below.
Fans will get a chance to see if the Empire actor does make an appearance at the awards show when the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards air live on March 30 at 9 p.m. on TV One.
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Anthony Anderson Talks Weight Loss
Anthony Anderson has suffered with Type 2 Diabetes for the last 12 years. After losing his dad to disease, the 42-year-old actor decided to do something about it. The Shadow League checked in with Anderson to talk about his recent 50 pounds weight loss and what promoted him to do a lifestyle change.
Here is what he had to say:
Nutritionist first. I didn’t really get in the gym until I left New York and came back home to LA after Law & Order. So it was just a nutritionist. I went on this paleo program, eating clean and no meat. Well, actually, the only meat that I ate was fish and chicken, but just eating…and the meat had no hormones and all of my vegetables were organic, no pesticides or anything like that. So I did that for 30 days, and never really got in the gym with that. But what I found at the end of my 30-day period, I transformed three pounds of fat into three pounds of muscle just by eating clean and eating healthier. I didn’t lift a weight, didn’t do anything. If this transformation is happening just by eating properly, what would happen if I incorporated just a little bit of exercise? And so that’s when the exercise came in; and the exercise came in the form of me just walking past the bike shop one day and I was like…I actually woke up one morning, on a Sunday morning…Saturday morning, I went walking and I was like, I want a bike. And I was actually gonna buy a piece of furniture and I was gonna walk up about 60 blocks and I walked about 10 and I was like, You know what, there has to be a bike shop around here. Let me go get a bike. And so I did. I just, I literally walked into a bike shop and bought a bike, rode down to the furniture store…actually it was the furniture store, I was going to Best Buy to get something for my internet connection, so I was like…I rode down to Best Buy on my bike, the 60 blocks, and it felt good and then I just continued to ride around the city. Whenever I needed something, I was like, Oh, let me go get on my bike and do it.
To read the rest of Anderson interview check out TheShadowLeague.com
Anthony Anderson, Star of ABC’s “black-ish,” Partners with Novo Nordisk to Launch “Get Real About Diabetes™”
PLAINSBORO, N.J., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s hit comedy “black-ish,” wants to help people get real about diabetes. Today on World Diabetes Day, he kicks off “Get Real About Diabetes™,” a collaboration with Novo Nordisk to help people like himself who are living with type 2 diabetes get more support and education on the importance of managing their disease. “Get Real About Diabetes™” offers motivation for patients needing an extra boost and encouragement to recommit to their diabetes treatment care plan.
The three-time Emmy-nominated Anderson, age 47, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2001. He struggled for years before getting his blood sugar under control, which he credits to the support of his family and doctors, an appropriate treatment regimen and commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Details about how Anderson lives with diabetes and his tips for others can be found on the campaign’s website (www.GetRealAboutDiabetes.com), and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GetRealAboutDiabetes).
“For a long time following my diagnosis, I didn’t take type 2 diabetes as seriously as I should have, and I struggled to get my blood sugar under control,” said Anderson. “But, when my father passed away from diabetes complications, I reflected on what it was doing to me, and realized I had to change. I got real with myself and talked to my doctor. I changed what I ate, put my body in motion and was prescribed an injectable medication that was right for me. Now, I’m the one in control.”
Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease affecting more than 28 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population).1 The diagnosis is most common in adults and occurs when the body no longer effectively uses or produces enough of the blood sugar-regulating hormone, insulin, or is no longer properly able to use the insulin the body produces. Even though type 2 diabetes affects patients for life, it can be managed through healthy eating, increasing physical activity and taking oral and/or injectable medications, if appropriate, and as prescribed by a doctor.2
“We know patients who’ve been living with diabetes for years can feel frustrated with the daily commitment required, particularly if they aren’t at their blood sugar goal,” said David Moore, senior vice president, Commercial, Novo Nordisk. “Anthony experienced those same challenges, but made the necessary lifestyle and treatment changes to better manage his diabetes. We’re excited to work with him and know his authentic way of reaching people will have a meaningful impact in the diabetes community.”
“You never get a day off from diabetes, but you’re not alone,” said Anderson. “Your doctor can help. There are medications out there that can help. Take me for instance – I’m on an injectable, and was resistant at first to the idea, but I came around. My doctor just had to get real with me, and I’m glad she did. So, if you see me out there I’ll be asking people straight up: Are you doing enough to manage your blood sugar? Are you being real with yourself? If not, now is the time.”
“Get Real About Diabetes™” will showcase Anderson in his daily life and highlight his personal story with diabetes to educate, engage and motivate people who may struggle with their daily diabetes management. Video clips, photography and social media will feature Anderson’s signature sense of humor and style to help people get real about their own diabetes and recommit to their health.
About Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is a global health care company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: hemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. With U.S. headquarters in Plainsboro, N.J., Novo Nordisk Inc. has nearly 5,000 employees in the United States. For more information, visit novonordisk.us or follow us on Twitter: @novonordiskus.
Anthony Anderson ‘Gets Real’ About His Diabetes
Just in time for National Diabetes Month, Black-ish star Anthony Anderson is sharing his story about being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 15 years ago in hopes that it will help others.
Anderson is partnering with drug maker Novo Nordisk on the “Get Real” campaign, which aims to educate, motivate, and support those living with diabetes as they learn to manage their disease.
“For a long time following my diagnosis, I didn’t take type 2 diabetes as seriously as I should have, and I struggled to get my blood sugar under control,” the 47-year-old actor said in a press release.
“But, when my father passed away from diabetes complications, I reflected on what it was doing to me, and realized I had to change.”
Anderson opened up even more on the Get Real website about how his father’s death 10 years ago affected him: “That was really tough, especially knowing that if my dad had taken better care of himself, he might still be here.”
“My dad just didn’t know what happens when you don’t take control of your diabetes. That was a real wake-up call for me.”
“I didn’t want to just be a memory for my family, I wanted to be there. So, I vowed right then and there that things would be different, that I would get serious about managing my diabetes.”
Anderson is candid about how long it took him to change his lifestyle, particularly his diet, considering the Emmy nominee’s well-documented love of food. He also shares how resistant he was initially to taking some of the medications his physician suggested.
“My doctor just had to get real with me, and I’m glad she did. So, if you see me out there I’ll be asking people straight up: ‘Are you doing enough to manage your blood sugar? Are you being real with yourself? If not, now is the time.’”
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Comedian and star of “Black-ish” Anthony Anderson talks about raising awareness for Type 2 diabetes and advocates for living a healthy lifestyle.
What’s you biggest message to people about diabetes?
People need to understand how important it is that they take care of themselves and get checked for diabetes. They also need to be honest with their doctor and have a real discussion about their diabetes. More importantly, I think people need to be honest with themselves and ask themselves if they’re doing all that they can to live the healthiest life possible.
How have you overcome the barrier to getting real about diabetes?
Losing my father to complications of diabetes 10 years ago had a huge effect on me and my need to take diabetes seriously. I vowed it was going to be different for me and my family — it was time to make taking care of my diabetes a priority. I wanted to be around for my kids, not just as a memory or a picture on a wall, but there, present and healthy. In order for me to be there for them, I need to take care of myself, even if that means kicking it up another 10 notches.
What changes did you make after your diagnosis?
It’s all about making healthier choices. I got serious about the food I eat, developed an active lifestyle and my doctor moved me onto an injectable medication. I have more control of my health in terms of making time for the gym and eating the right foods. I like to walk and jog on the treadmill. I put on my headphones and get lost in my world listening to music for an hour. I also have a trainer in Los Angeles that I work with four times a week.
What types of programs do you wish to see to help aid diabetes patients?
I want to see more programs like the “Get Real About Diabetes” campaign I started last year with Novo Nordisk. It’s important to me that people with diabetes have a voice and be heard. I know how hard it can be to stay motivated, which is why Novo Nordisk and I are working together to make a real difference in motivating and educating others living with Type 2 diabetes. I want to motivate others to recommit to their diabetes treatment plans.
How have you seen diabetes portrayed in the media, and how do you feel it should be portrayed?
A lot of diabetes commercials feature older people like Wilford Brimley or Patti LaBelle or B. B. King talking about diabetes, and people assume diabetes is an old person’s disease. But that’s not true — Type 2 diabetes can and does develop in younger people. It’s not just an old person’s disease or an obese person’s disease. Diabetes affects everyone — young, old, skinny, fat, white, black and so on. I want people to understand that diabetes can develop at all ages.
Anthony Anderson: I Lost 47 Lbs. and Became Vegan-ish
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When Anthony Anderson looks in the mirror these days, he likes what he sees.
“This is what I’m supposed to look like,” says the star of ABC’s new show black-ish, who has lost 47 lbs. and counting.
Throughout his life, the self-described “husky” man never had a problem with his size.
Even at his heaviest weight of 270 lbs., “I’ve always been confident,” the 5’10” actor, 44, tells PEOPLE in its latest issue, on newsstands now. “Being overweight was never an issue for me.”
Still, Anderson started making small lifestyle changes 13 years ago after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
“I started eating healthier and in moderation, but I was still sort of eating the same stuff that I’d been eating all my life,” he admits.
That all changed in 2008. “When I was cast in Law & Order, I decided to make a drastic change,” says Anderson. “I got more serious about my health and appearance – not from a vanity standpoint. I just started making healthier choices.”
Recently, he has taken healthy eating to the next level.
“Six weeks ago, I moved to a plant-based diet, he says. “I’m vegan-ish – I’m not going to send anything back to the kitchen if some butter or cream found its way onto the plate.”
Image zoom Anthony Anderson and his family Courtesy Anthony Anderson
His family – wife Alvina and kids Kira, 18, and Nathan, 14 – has also been there to help him maintain his new 223 lb. figure, but not without some reservations.
“My daughter hates going out to eat with me because I’ll find the most obscure places that cater to what I need,” he says, laughing. “And I’m always on the basketball court with my son.”
While Anderson doesn’t plan on sticking to his new vegan-ish lifestyle forever, he is proud of what he has accomplished so far.
“One morning when I woke up I was like, ‘Okay, today’s the day to start,’ ” he says. “And I never looked back.”
black-ish airs on ABC Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (8:30 CT), after Modern Family.
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Anthony Anderson’s Secret on Losing 50 Pound Weight
Anthony Anderson is among one of those actors who used weigh like 270 pounds, where he even had not got a problem with his size but after he diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 13 he started to change everything make a healthier choice and lose the weight up to 50 pounds.
The Secret on Losing 50 Pound Weight
‘Transformers’ actor Anthony Anderson has been a great example on today world to many people around who thought they can’t lose the weight in their entire life, where he loose over the 50-pound weight away.
Anderson revealed his secret of losing weight plus how he treated his type 2 diabetes in the Doctor Oz show; he speaks up about became Vegan, where lots of starts are being vegan in today time.
Anthony also talked about joining a gym and doing regular exercise, working hard to burn calories he even used to walk over four, five flour up or down by the stair in work instead of using an elevator.
Anthony Anderson Before and After losing 50-pound weight.
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Anderson also talks about the problem people might face over those diets and exercise where he advises to go for the doctor over every three months, for a regular checkup.
Literally, his whole talk was all about hard work and dedication toward brings changes in the body, which can be definitely done and achieve if you have faith in yourself.
Being a vegan is tough things to non-vegetarian peoples because it means strictly being vegetarian avoiding consuming all kinds of animal products, not even a single animal-derived substances goods.
Eating plants are good to your health and it good to your stomach too because it helps the digestive system to run actively, were eating animal food and meets are very hard to digest some time, which makes your intestine inactive and low, whereas a result people start to gain weight.
Anthony Anderson being Vegan.
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Anderson has been stood up being vegan and spoke out how positive, healthy and active he has been after being vegan. Being a vegan is not an easy task because some people might have nutrient deficiencies due to unbalanceed diet.
So, he tells people to go to the doctor or have some counsel from fitness freak under the recommendation of a vegan diet, where they can have a proper diet to balance nutrition on their body.
GYM and Work-out
There are a lot of people who have loose weight after they joined the fitness club and gym center, but that doesn’t make any sense if you don’t work out. Anderson talk about the same thing, hard work and exercise bring changes, it helps your body to burn calories and fat.
Anderson poses for a picture in his work out time.
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Anderson also talks about too much work out is also not so good for your health because it makes you dizzy, stress plus sick, where you need to take proper counsel from personal gym trainer and do as his instruction.
Anderson talk about visiting the doctor is the most important factor to lose weight, because they got the answer for your every question, where you need proper diet and exercises to maintain your body health.
The monthly checkup of your body is the best things to do because it helps you to understand your body condition and protects yours from type 2 diabetes which many got with improper diet and exercise to lose weight.
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Comedian Anthony Anderson gets serious about his health after diabetes diagnosis
Fear can be a powerful motivator, at least at first. Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson understands that sticking to an exercise regimen and improving eating habits takes more than a disquieting conversation with a physician to sustain motivation.
I’m married to a family physician, and she laments how many patients ignore the “if you don’t change you’re going to die” warning. But Anthony changed, and it’s because he learned that feeling a sense of duty to his family and becoming passionate about healthful living are the secrets to ditching years of bad habits, losing weight, decreasing his risk of heart attack and getting his Type 2 diabetes under control.
Were you active growing up?
I played every sport except lacrosse and hockey. I loved football and basketball but also played baseball and did a bunch of track and field.
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I was always a husky kid, slightly overweight, but that didn’t stop me from being active. It was pretty impressive for a guy of my size to be 200-plus pounds and 5 foot 10 and be able to dunk a basketball. I’ve always been able to wear the weight well.
Tell me about the path that led to your health issues and being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
The extra weight started when I was in college and I was living on my own. I was still active playing basketball but not as much as I was in high school. I was cooking and eating when I wanted, and there was alcohol too. I mean, it was college.
I was working and burning the candle at both ends when I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 11 years ago. The symptoms I had I attributed to being overworked, doing two movies at once and developing a television show and doing press and moving my family to a new home. I just thought I was working too hard. Being lethargic hit me first. The second wave was unquenchable thirst. The third wave was constant urination. I wasn’t putting any of this together at the time. One night I drank 5 gallons of water in an hour and a half, and that’s when I knew I had to go to the doctor.
How did things go with the doctor?
I hit the trifecta: Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I was put on three different medications, but they stressed the importance of exercise. They told me it could be reversed and the drug dosages could be dramatically dropped, but I had to make sacrifices and put in the work.
I didn’t make as drastic changes as I needed to. I thought I was doing well; I lost a few pounds. One day I just decided that I could be doing better, and I say that because my father was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic and he never went to the hospital. By the time they diagnosed him, his quality of life was really bad. So I watched my dad slowly die from this disease, and I vowed never to let that happen to my wife and children, and it jump-started me into becoming healthier. And then my mother was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and I wanted to be an example for her.
Tell me about the changes you made.
Al Roker is a friend of mine, and he turned me onto his nutritionist. She got me into eating healthier and cleaner, and that kick-started exercise. I bought a bike and would ride it everywhere. I would do this big loop around Manhattan. I came home to Los Angeles in the spring and had a treadmill and would run three miles a day. I lost so much weight that when I came back to “Law & Order,” production had to buy a new wardrobe for me. Back in L.A., I joined a gym, got a trainer and worked out three times a week lifting weights, and I kept up the treadmill as well. I weigh 222 now, that’s 46 pounds of weight loss, and my blood sugars are getting better and some of my medications have been reduced.
What has been your secret for sticking to it?
I enjoy it now. I post pictures on Twitter and Facebook when I’m all sweaty after running. I started an exercise club online with some Facebook friends, called Weight No More, for people who are struggling with their weight, to be an inspiration to them to talk about the problems and cravings that they’re having.
My wife’s become an avid gym rat, and she inspires me. My children are fit too and also help me keep going.
Lose weight the way Anthony Anderson did: gradually
PHOTO: Anthony Anderson and his “black-ish” co-stars at the NAACP Image Awards in February. The show airs at 8:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesdays. | Arnold Turner/Invision/AP
If you watch Anthony Anderson in the ABC comedy “black-ish,” you might be wondering how he lost all that weight.
After all, TV viewers who run into an earlier version of Anderson on repeats of “Law & Order” — as I did last week — know he once was a much heftier man.
Anthony Anderson portrayed Det. Kevin Bernard
in “Law & Order” (shown in 2008). | Will Hart~NBC/AP
During an interview, the now 44-year-old Anderson told me his weight wake-up call was discovering he had type 2 diabetes, a disease whose symptoms he recognized since his late dad also suffered with it.
As luck would have it, he ran into “The Biggest Loser’s” Bob Harper while they both were working at NBC and asked for advice to take off the pounds. Harper, knowing Anderson’s busy schedule, told him to take it slowly and to begin simply by eating half of whatever he would normally have at every meal. Eventually, he has said in other interviews, that he now keeps a primarily plant-based diet.
At the time he was living in New York and didn’t have a lot of time for exercise. So he purchased a bike and would ride during breaks from filming. He discovered he really enjoyed the biking and started doing it on weekends, too.
He took it slow, but stuck with it. A Daily Mail story on Anderson says he’s lost 47 pounds and kept it off.
Sometimes when we want to get into better shape we embark on an extensive rehaul of our life and it’s too much to keep it going. We’ve got work and family and other obligations, and if our weight-loss plan is too complicated, we give up on it.
That’s why I liked this simple advice Harper gave Anderson. Very affordable and very doable. Give it a try.
Anthony Anderson Opens Up About Making Healthy Changes to Lose 47 Pounds
Anthony Anderson has been on a weight loss kick and the comedic actor has been looking svelte these days. During a recent interview with People, the Black-ish star said he’s lost 47 pounds so far and has no plans on stopping there. While Anderson has never struggled with body image issues or having confidence, he does love his new slimmer physique. Anderson, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 13 years ago, decided to pay closer attention to what he was eating, but he didn’t change much about his diet.
“When I was cast in Law & Order, I decided to make a drastic change,” Anderson said about making the shift back in 2008. “I got more serious about my health and appearance – not from a vanity standpoint. I just started making healthier choices.”
Anderson weighed 270 pounds at his heaviest and, in recent years, has shed the extra weight by being extra mindful about what he eats, being picky about the restaurants he chooses and hitting the basketball court with his son. This summer, he kicked his weight loss journey into high gear by switching to a “vegan-ish” diet.
“Six weeks ago, I moved to a plant-based diet,” he said. “I’m vegan-ish – I’m not going to send anything back to the kitchen if some butter or cream found its way onto the plate.”
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