12/20/12- Paula's Eating Exercise Journal: Sunday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 21. December 2012 07:01
 

Especially at the holidays, I  feel my brain is not working at it's best due to emotional stresses, lack of a normal schedule and unusual less-than-healthy eating habits.  I was thinking of ways to sharpen my cognitive decline.  An article in the June 09' Prevention magazine recommended:

1. Google-  Browsing the internet keeps your complex reasoning skills sharp!

2.  Exercise-  It can delay dementia,  and some studies believe it can reverse aging in the brain.

3.  Good Oral Hygiene-  Good oral health is linked to cognitive health.

4.  Eat blueberries-  They may sharpen your thought processes and can increase cell growth in the hippo-campus region of the brain.

5.  Moderate your alcohol consumption-  No more than 1 drink per day (the link between alcohol and the total brain volume was stronger in women).

6.  Play sudoku-  It sharpens your mental ability and makes your brain perform better.  Game on!

7.  Meditate-  It makes you more peaceful and can increase your brain size.  General Hospital in Boston found test participants experienced growth in the cortex area that controls memory, language and sensory processing.

 12/20- Sunday Workout :

Recumbent bike- 30 minutes

 12/20 - Sunday  Food Diary:

Breakfast-

Apple (57 cal)

Soy protein powder (90 cal)

1 banana (70 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1 apple (87 cal)

12 organic, dry roasted, no-salt almonds (100 cal)

rice crispie treat ( 90 cal)

 Lunch-

1 cup homemade chicken soup ( 100 cal)

5 asparagus spears (15 cal)

 P.M. Snack-

1/3 cup grapes (20 cal)

Dinner- restaurant

Shrimp fajitas ( no sour cream, pico de mia, onions) ( 325 cal)

chips (100 cal)

Dessert-

Homemade popcorn- ( 90 cal)

Grapes (30 cal)

1/2 cup Cheerios ( 110 cal)

 TOTAL CALORIES-1320

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