Healthy Eating – Healthy Lifestyle – A Realistic Approach

Healthy Eating – Healthy Lifestyle – A Realistic Approach

This video is basically going to be about some of the things that I eat in order to maintain my body weight. My last video was about How and When I eat, it’s called “Intermittent Fasting.”

Intermittent Fasting work-out on Pinwheel Bean Dip:

I don’t have a link to a recipe because my mother-in-law just told me about it, but this is how I make it.

First I soften the onions in a pan

Then I add:

Canned diced tomatoes (undrained)

Garbanzo beans (drained)


A little minced garlic for flavor

And about 5 shakes of paprika

I heat it on medium high for about 10 minutes tops just so the flavors can marry

Let it cool and stick it in a tupperware in the fridge. 🙂 It’s good warm or refrigerated. 😊


So the way that I maintain my body weight it probably about 85-90% eating right. And the other 10-15% is staying active and doing home work out.

Poor eating habits not only lead to a weakened immune system, which can make you more suseptible to developing Cancer, but it can also lead to:

• Coronary Heart Disease

• Type 2 Diabetes

• Obesity

• High Blood Pressure

• High Cholesterol levels

So here’s what I eat and what I don’t eat:

• I don’t eat fast foods.

• I don’t drink sodas.

• I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so sweets are not really a weakness for me. I think my biggest weakness is cheese.

• I don’t cut out any of the food groups.

• I don’t practice any type of portion control. To me that seems too restrictive. I would rather eat a ton of something healthy than a little bit of something unhealthy. Not just that, I didn’t want to only look good on the outside, I wanted to know that I’m healthy on the inside too.

• I don’t “diet”

This is the way that I eat:

• I eat for nutrition (not to say that everything that I put in my mouth is packed with nutrition, because some of it is just low-fat, low calorie filler food, but from day to day I do a pack in a lot of nutrition.

• I keep healthy options prepared and ready to grab

• I eep my trigger foods and foods that I have a weakness towards out of my house.

• I satisfy cravings with Alternatives – For most of the foods you enjoy, there is always going to be a healthier way to prepare it, using healthier alternatives. You just have to look for it. Books, Internet, etc.

• I don’t fry foods

• I don’t eat fast food (except on rare occasions)

• I buy lean meats ALWAYS and bake or grill them without Butter and Oils. It can be done!

• If I’m going to be making something that requires a cream base of some sort, whether it’s cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, sour cream, cream cheese…I’ll always buy the reduced fat versions or substitute greek yogurt for sour cream

• I believe seasoning and different spices can be your best friend when you’re trying to eat more nutritoous

Some of the snacks that I like to prepare and keep in my fridge are things like:

Garbanzo Beans Dip

Chicken Salad made with celery, onions, pickles and little light helmans

Boiled eggs

Watermelon cut up

Stawberries cut up

Cucumber salad

Zucchini spears with soy sauce and wasabi

Frozen Grapes


15 Bean Soup with turkey sausage

Chili with Lean beef

Green Bean Casserole

Things that I don’t have prepared that I may grab for are things like:

Beef Jerky

Lettuce Wraps

Turkey and Cheese Pinwheel Wraps

Veggie Burgers

Baked potatoes with salsa and plain greek yogurt

Cauliflower, rice and cheese

Steamed Edamame

Fresh Spring Rolls

Fresh Sushi Bowl

Bean and cheese burrito with lettuce

Corn tortilla bean and cheese quesadillas

Egg Whites or poached eggs with toast

Cottage Cheese and Pineapples

Greek Yogurt

Banana smoothie

If I have a sweet tooth, which is rare, I might grab:

A cup of dry cereal (froot loops)


Low fat cookies

Chocolate yogurt icecream

For dinner we eat a lot of Lean Meats:

Super Lean Hamburger Meat

Chicken Breast

Leg Quarters and Chicken Legs seasoned and baked

And we eat a lot of vegetable:

Sautéed mushrooms and onions

Sautéed zucchini and squash

Steamed Asparagus





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