I dropped 85 pounds by making healthy versions of pizza and other junk food, now I’m sharing my lazy weight loss meals

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A CLEVER home chef has revealed some easy-to-cook meals that helped him lose 85 pounds.

His lazy recipes allowed him to drop weight and eat delicious food, which rivals some of America’s favorite chains.

Benji Xavier is a 26-year-old digital content creator who posts videos on TikTok and Instagram

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Benji Xavier is a 26-year-old digital content creator who posts videos on TikTok and InstagramCredits: Benji Xavier
He lost 85 pounds after turning to healthy eating and improving his overall lifestyle by foregoing empty calories

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He lost 85 pounds after turning to healthy eating and improving his overall lifestyle by foregoing empty caloriesCredits: Benji Xavier

Benji Xavier (@benjixavier), 26, often shares meal ideas that are not only healthy and nutritious, they’re also easy to make.

His menu consists of recreations of everything from Ihop to Taco Bell.

SWITCH IT UP

At his heaviest, Benji weighed just over 270 pounds, and he was inspired to make a change on a family vacation.

“I felt self-conscious the entire time,” he said in an exclusive interview with The US Sun.

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“I feel uncomfortable in my own skin. That vacation really made me realize that I should really just get it together and start losing weight.”

Benji decided to take his health into his own hands by heading into the kitchen.

A HEALTHY TWIST ON FAST FOOD

The 26-year-old chose to recreate junk food due to being bored of traditional diets.

He added: “We all enjoy eating junk food, even though we all know that it’s the worst thing you could possibly put in your body.

Benji often creates meals inspired by junk food, such as a healthier twist on Ihop pancakes

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Benji often creates meals inspired by junk food, such as a healthier twist on Ihop pancakesCredits: Benji Xavier
His meals helped him lose a whopping 85 pounds and tend to include whole foods like fresh fruit

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His meals helped him lose a whopping 85 pounds and tend to include whole foods like fresh fruitCredits: Benji Xavier
The cooking enthusiasts shared a yogurt bark recipe for those craving a healthy twist on dessert

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The cooking enthusiasts shared a yogurt bark recipe for those craving a healthy twist on dessertCredits: Benji Xavier

“I’m the type of person that I get bored easily, so I can’t just eat a salad after salad after salad, or eat the same thing over and over again, because I get bored.

“In weight loss, depending on how much you have to lose, it can be a long journey.

“I wanted to stay motivated, so I had to get creative with what I was eating.”

Benji’s recipes not only motivated him, but others took his message to heart.

“I’ve seen comments on videos where people say: ‘I’ve been making your recipes for two weeks now and I’ve lost weight,'” he said.

EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK

Benji shared some of his favorite recipes which allowed him to shed the weight.

“I’ve done a healthier version of pizza using cauliflower dough.

Benji does not feel deprived food-wise as he even eats satisfying and flavorful dishes like tacos

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Benji does not feel deprived food-wise as he even eats satisfying and flavorful dishes like tacosCredits: Benji Xavier
Benji reveals that his cauliflower-crust pizza is one of his go-to healthy homemade dishes

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Benji reveals that his cauliflower-crust pizza is one of his go-to healthy homemade dishesCredits: Benji Xavier

“Pasta using spiralized squash, which, honestly, that’s one of my favorite ones, it tastes so good,” he said.

Benji insists you don’t need to overcomplicate things, and sometimes going without a recipe creates the tastiest dish.

“Oftentimes I come up with recipes based on throwing things together that I like.

He said: “Just don’t overcomplicate it. If you like certain things then still eat it, but just be mindful of how much you’re eating.”

Benji shared his photo before dropping 85 pounds, saying he felt uncomfortable with his weight

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Benji shared his photo before dropping 85 pounds, saying he felt uncomfortable with his weightCredits: Benji Xavier
He showed himself in the same T-shirt post-weight loss, illustrating how much his body changed due to his recipes

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He showed himself in the same T-shirt post-weight loss, illustrating how much his body changed due to his recipesCredits: Benji Xavier