8/05/12 - Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 6. August 2012 08:00

Hello.  We talk a lot about how to make our health/happiness a priority, and that is really important.  I'd like to share about how I engage those changes with my children and my boyfriend.  Today is Part 1: Children.

With my younger children, I began their healthy eating plan from when they were very small.  Some examples are; they eat whole wheat bread and brown rice.  They eat lots of fruits and vegetables.  Since they started eating this way since they were young, they really 'don't know any better'.  I don't buy pop,  though my older son does have a root beer float as a special treat ( ...moderation in all these choices surrounding food makes this plan livable).  Now the changes are more difficult for my teenage daughter.  She started eating white bread when she was young and resists some of the 'clean eating' life choices the rest of our family makes.  I have faith that as she gets older and her body composition continues to change, she'll be able to fall back on info and life experience that she grew up with, and she'll be able to better educated choices.

The power that we as parents have over the eating habits of our children through our buying choices, and the example we set ourselves, is enormous.  We can put into place a healthy respect for the purpose of food (which may be radically different than the one we were taught- such as eating to relieve stress, or control), and how making good food choices can give us increase energy and better health.

Wednesday 8/05 Workout:

Bike on street- 13.4 miles,  52 minutes

Wednesday 8/05 Food Diary:

Breakfast-

Activia Light(110 cal)

1 cup Kashi Go Lean (140 cal)

1/8 cup Organic granola (60 cal) 

A.M. Snack-

Apple (67 cal)

Lunch-

4oz. Crab selects (haddock)(80 cal)

Salad- 2 cups spinach, 1/4 cup beets, 1 small tomato, sliver of fat free feta, balsamic glaze/EVOO(69cal)

 apple (67 cal)

P.M. Snack-

Powerbar (240 cal)

Banana( 90 cal) 

Dinner-

4 3/4 Scallops (119 cal)

Salad- 1/2 yellow sweet pepper, pumpkin seeds, spinach, asparagus, corn, snap peas, EVOO, balsamic vinegar(140 cal)

Dessert-

Homemade popcorn (90 cal)

1/2 cup fat free vanilla yogurt, berries (60 cal.)

TOTAL CALORIES- 1383

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