2/7/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal- Sunday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 8. February 2013 10:49

There are some things you can add to your diet that can help if your focus is reducing calories.

Substituting mushrooms for beef can save you 350 calories and 25 grams of fat.  Because mushrooms are so hardy, you’ll feel as full as if you ate beef.  Substitute the beef in wraps, burritos, pizza toppings or mixed in with pasta dishes.

One super fruit is avocados.  I must admit, I’ve never liked them.  I gave them to my daughter when she was young because I had read that they were considered ‘brain food’.  She still loves them.  Avocados are rich in potassium (per ounce they pack in 60 % more than bananas), a mineral that also helps reduce belly fat, by flushing out excess sodium and reducing water retention.  Toss them on salads; make a side dish mixing them with fresh mango and a citrus dressing.

Keep your mind open to new possibilities and try things you thought you didn’t like before.  Great nutrition can be hidden in unusual packages.

2/07/10 - Sunday Workout:

Spinning bike class- 60 minutes, 23 miles 

2/07/10- Sunday Food Diary:

Breakfast-

1/4 cup non-fat cottage cheese, 1/2 cup non fat vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries, sprinkle of high fiber cereal (110 cal)

A.M. Snack-

grapefruit (40 cal)

 Lunch- restaurant

 veggie plate- broccoli, zucchini, cous, cous (170 cal)

4 oz Mahi Mahi ( 180 cal) 

carrot cake (250 cal)

Dinner- restaurant- son's birthday

House salad, goat cheese, cranberries (130 cal)

4 oz salmon ( 300 cal)

apple (57 cal) 

Dessert:

Spaghetti squash( 57 cal)

TOTAL- 1257 calories 

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