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Week 4- Keepin' It Real, Keepin' It Lean!









Ok everyone, we are into week 4 of 12 steps to a healthier lifestyle! 

 What to work on this week? Keep it real, keep it lean!  What does this mean? 

When you choose your protein choose less processed, less fat.  For example, choose baked, stir-fried or grilled chicken, without the skin.  Have baked, pan sautéed or grilled fish.    

 Please please limit your intake of sausage, bacon, pepperoni, salami and ham as these are highly processed meats.   They are high in saturated fat (harmful fat for the heart) and many contain nitrates  (harmful preservative).   

 Have 4 oz., tofu, ½ cup beans  or a veggie burger patty in place of higher fat meats.    Try turkey or chicken sausage (much less fat than the regular). 

 Also, you can use ground turkey in place of ground beef in dishes.    When you do have red meat on occasion, choose flank steak or tenderloin.  These are the leanest cuts available for beef.  When buying ground beef, buy 95% lean.   If you follow these tips, you will be on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

Remember, you rule!!!  You can do this!

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