2/15/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Friday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 12. February 2013 11:40

We all need to be aware that there is a stress and fat connection. The stress hormone called cortisol helps to maintain blood pressure, stimulate insulin, and to allow to access and utilize fast energy when you need it.

If constant stress is causing cortisol to constantly be engaged, it has been shown to negatively impact your health. Its also been shown to cause fat deposition.

The deposit of fat around the belly and bottom is considered toxic fat because of the documented connection to cardiovascular disease.

All these factors speak volumes to the stress relieving benefits of regular exercise, meditation or yoga, or massage (who needs an excuse to enjoy this!) when reducing your stress, you’ll be reducing your waistline as well!

 

 2/12 Workout :

Recumbent Bike- 30 minutes

Strength Training- Abs, Shoulders, Biceps

Treadmill- 30 minutes : 2.26 miles 

 

  2/12 Food Diary:

Breakfast-

Grapefruit (40 cal) 

Whole Wheat English Muffin w/ 2 Tbsp Organic Butter (212 cal) 

A.M. Snack-

1 cup egg whites, 1 cup spinach and beets (140 cal)

Grapefruit (40 cal) 

Lunch- 

Mini Fish Sandwich (190 cal) 

Salad- 2 cup mixed greens, 1/2 red sweet pepper, 4 asparagus, 1/4 cup garbanzo beans (110 cal.)

P.M. snack-

Apple (57 cal)

Dinner- 

Acorn Squash (110 cal)

1/2 cup cauliflower (17 cal) 

2 oz Chicken (80 cal) 

2 Glasses Wine (200 cal) 

Dessert-

Homemade popcorn (90 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES: 1286


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