2/24/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 25. February 2013 09:00

          

              Monounsaturated fats vs. polyunsaturated fats-

Do you have any idea what the difference is?  I do this for a living and I’m confused!  So here it is:

Monounsaturated fats are heart helpers.  By replacing saturated fats with healthy fats, you help lower total cholesterol levels (LDL and HDL).  By positively affecting these levels, you cut your risk of fatty acid buildup in your arterial walls, which can lead to heart disease.  Monounsaturated fats can be found in nuts, seeds, popcorn, olives, olive oil, avocado and canola oil.

Polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3’s and omega-6 fatty acids, are the 2 types of essential fats.  Both 3’s and 6’s have anti-inflammatory properties, but the 3’s are more fat-burning.  Polyunsaturated fats are found in fish, walnuts flax seed, flaxseed oil and soybean oil.

 2/24 Workout :

Recumbent Bike- 30 minutes

strength train- biceps/abs

biceps curl in plie'- 10 lb

ball pass (abs)

lying rotating weighted crunches- 8 lb

hammer curl- 12 lb

  2/24 Food Diary:

Breakfast-

1 cup organic egg whites, 1 cup organic spinach, 1/2 cup spaghetti squash, 2 asparagus (118 cal) 

whole wheat English muffin, 1 tbls almond butter (230 cal) 

A.M. Snack-

apple (57 cal) 

Lunch- 

Salad-1 cup mixed greens, sprinkle of carrots, beets, 1/4 cup broccoli, 1 tbls sunflower seeds (50 cal.)

3 oz chicken ( 150 cal)

1/2 cup spaghetti squash ( 20 cal)

P.M. snack-

1 cup egg whites, 1 cup spinach, 4 cherry tomatoes, 1/3 cup spaghetti squash ( 120 cal)

Dinner- 

apple/Gouda chicken sausage( 160 cal)

sauerkraut (35 cal)

1/2 cup green beans (41 cal) 

Dessert-

12 organic no sat added roasted almonds(90 cal)

homemade popcorn (90 cal)

1/2 cup high fiber cereal (80 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES: 1241

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Paula's Healthy Living

Comments (1) -

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2/26/2014 4:43:30 AM #

wow! thanks for this post. it's great!

I hope you can write more article about this topic.
Thanks!

Kevin

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