2/07/12-Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 8. December 2012 08:25

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported in the fall, that organic foods don’t contain more vitamins and minerals than conventional foods.  These results are considered highly debatable (study didn’t look at potential risks of the fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics found in conventional foods).

 

My opinion is to choose those fruits or veggies most likely to absorb these chemicals.  They are peaches, nectarines, apples, bell peppers, celery, lettuce, beef, eggs, and milk.  If you can budget for organic foods, try to change those products first.  Check out LocalHarvest.org for best buy ideas.

 

Also, read between the lines when new controversial studies come out.  Look at the criteria they use for measuring their results.   Look to see who paid for the study and whether they benefit from any certain results from the study.  Investigate and check with your doctor before you change your habits based on the media hype surrounding any new study results.

2/08 Workout :

Recumbent  Bike - 30 minutes

Strength train- chest

Chest press on stability ball- 26lb bat

Flat bench dumbbell flye- 12 lb

Push up on shins on stability ball

Swiss thigh and fly- 8 lb

Standing chest push- 1 tube 

 12/07 Food Diary:

Breakfast-

Small apple (47 cal)

Organic steel cut oats (150 cal)

2 tbls berries (15 cal)

A.M. Snack-

small apple (47 cal)

3/4 cup egg whites, 1 cup spinach (100 cal)

Lunch- 

3 oz. shrimp (90 cal)

Salad- 2 cup mixed greens, 1/2 red sweet pepper, 4 asparagus (60 cal.)

P.M. snack-

1 apple (57 cal)

9 Organic, roasted, no salt almonds (80 cal)

Dinner- family dinner 

1 small caesar( 120 cal)

3 oz white meat chicken( 150 cal)

Brussel sprout puree (60 cal) 

raw veggies (20 cal) 

Dessert-

1/2 cup praline pecan yogurt (90 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES: 1297

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