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Healthy Eating 101: One Concept, Lots of Benefits

 

 

 

 

Today’s video is the first one filmed in my brand new NYC apartment AND it kicks off a series called Healthy Eating 101.  If you want more energy, would like the food you eat to be used as fuel rather than stored as fat AND are interested in saving time, this series is going to rock your world.

And don’t worry-there aren’t any rules, today is just one simple concept for you to try out.

CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO BELOW.

Don’t forget to leave 1-2 meals you know you can apply this concept to in the comments to a) get you thinking and b) give other people ideas too!

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Healthy Eating 101: One Concept, Lots of Benefits
  • http://fortplumleywilson.blogspot.com/ Christine

    Great advice! Simple changes, and absolutely achievable.

    Veggies I often incorporate when making meals at home:

    1. Saute zucchini and squash in a little olive oil, sea salt, and fresh garlic.
    2. Steamed broccoli with a little sea salt is usually inexpensive and tasty!

    • Liz DiAlto

      Christine, I was just saying to someone the other day that I always forget how good squash and zucchini are. Green beans are really good prepared your way too!

  • stephanie

    My favorite at home dish – yellow and green squash, garlic, shredded chicken breast with a little whole wheat thin spaghetti. I usually use 1 yellow and 1 green, but I could probably use 2 of each.

    I also order all sandwiches out as “open faced” – I’ve noticed that my sandwiches are usually overflowing when the top is off…I then cut them with a knife and fork.

    Also, a lot of places will end up double wrapping wraps. You can definitely unroll, rip off extra on the sides and re-roll. A little messy, but worth it!

    • Liz DiAlto

      Smart move unwrapping the wrap Steph, I never even noticed that!

  • http://www.thetailormadelife.com Rachel Luna

    I love bagels and they have a bad rep. 🙁 What I do is buy the mini whole wheat bagels and then make sandwiches. Or, if I can’t find the minis, I just use one half of the bagel to make a sandwich. I get my bagel fix with half the cals and carbs 🙂

    • Liz DiAlto

      This is a great example of what I was talking about in action-thanks Rachel!

  • Anna

    I recently bought a vegetable steamer and it makes cooking fresh veggies so much easier…I used to just buy frozen stuff and microwave it, this is so much better. You don’t even need any butter or olive oil, just a little S&P

    • Liz DiAlto

      Ooh, glad you brought this up Anna-steamed veggies definitely taste better than frozen ones!

  • http://www.heatherpierceinc.com Heather

    Had my scrambled eggs this morning with a TON of steamed kale and only half of an english muffin!

    • Liz DiAlto

      I have been literally craving kale lately…so much so that I popped into Whole Foods at Columbus Circle after my first client yesterday morning just to grab a side of kale. Great breakfast HPG! xo

  • Cristan Connito

    I always “scoop” my starches. Basically, what this means, is you take out all the insides of your bagel or english muffin. You can ask your bagel guy to “scoop” your bagel, and he will know exactly what you are talking about. I’ve also been making more than one vegetable side with dinner, and making sure that at least one of the sides is raw.

  • Lindsay

    As a recent former-vegetarian (I’m eeking my way back into the carnivorous world!), it has taken me awhile to adjust to the veg/lean protein/minus carb concept. When I was veg, most things had a carb component. And even in the transition back into eating meat, this meant hiding some sort of turkey or chicken item in between two pieces of bread or in a wrap.

    BUT…I just did this yesterday (after watching Liz’s vlog), and found it to be awesome…

    Take 6 pieces of romaine lettuce
    3 pieces of organic sliced Turkey breast
    1 tbsp mustard and 1 tbsp mayo mixed together

    Spread the mayomustard in the romaine, and put half of a slice of turkey on the romaine, and ROLL IT UP. I know lettuce roles are neither new nor revolutionary, but it’s not boring and I was full afterwards. AND I even played with putting red pepper in the middle, doing the whole “add more veggie.” Try it ladies. It was nice not to go into a carb coma after lunch. 🙂

    • Liz DiAlto

      this sounds delicious!

      • Liz DiAlto

        although I’d probably skip the mayo (by probably I mean definitely 😉 )

  • http://www.erinstutland.com Erin Stutland

    WoW! Loving reading the comments hear, because I needed some ideas for recipes! Thanks Liz and ur posse here for sharing great tips!

    U r fun to watch:)

  • Liz DiAlto

    You are so welcome-your most recent vid had me cracking up. Loved watching you run skip through Central Park on your cell phone!

  • http://www.kariehill.com Karie Hill

    Whenever I get veggie tacos at a Mexican restaurant, they usually have two corn tortillas per taco. I will start removing that second tortilla and request more veggies.

    Love you, Liz! The apartment looks great.

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  • Ann

    Hi Liz,

    Bagel’s are so carb loaded but I love
    them. One thing I do is scoop out the inside of a bagel.

    xo
    Ann

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  • http://www.appleanniefabrics.com/ Anne Kendall

    Great tips, esp for those still eating bread. I am fortunate to be allergic to wheat and yeast so I have avoided most products containing these ingredients for many years. This was a great blessing in disguise as I have learned to eat other foods that keep me in motion and eating healthy.

    Today my lunch consists of a small bowl of heated black beans with onions ( I prepared from scratch) a can of very low sodium tuna mixed in, and a kale salad with red peppers, tomatoes, avocado, with olive oil and red wine vinegar. YUM!!!