3/18/13-Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Thursday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 19. March 2013 09:00
 

       For all of us that don’t seem human until we have our first cup of java, now we can declare that we need it to better our health!

In the February 10’ issue of FitnessRx magazine, they contribute health benefits of coffee as containing polyphenolic compounds, and cancer-fighting agents.  “It lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, liver toxicity, and the ability to decrease risk of developing type 2 diabetes.”  Plus, there are the benefits to revving metabolism and increasing your workout performance, and frankly, some people just aren’t pleasant till they have some.

I must admit, in the last several years, faced with divorce and harder economic times, I radically cut back on my’ designer coffee’ drink stops.  I used to order this drink- double shot, decaf, skinny latte with a shot of hazelnut flavoring.  At the time, the drink ran around $3.84, and lord knows what the calorie count on that bad boy was!  I was 'livin large'. 

I found after the initial withdrawal, I enjoy my own home-mix, black coffee better.  Its half decaf/half regular, a mix of hazelnut flavored coffee and espresso roast (it’s made in decaf also).  I do miss the comradery of the baristas, but with the cash/calorie amounts I save, I’ll get over it.

 

 Thursday 3/18 Workout-

recumbent bike-30 minutes

Strength train-back

bent over back row-20 lb

45 degree E-Z bar row- bar + 29 lb

dumbbell pullover on stability ball- 20 lb

Thursday 3/18 Food Diary:out of town 

Breakfast-

grapefruit (40 cal)

2 pasteurized egg whites (45 cal)

1/4 cup blueberries(20 cal) 

oatmeal (150 cal) 

Lunch-

2oz rare tuna steak (120 cal)

bread pudding  (300 cal)

 P.M. Snack-

grapefruit (40 cal)

Dinner-

steak/lobster dish  (210 cal)

appetizer (150 cal)

3 glasses wine (300 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES- 1335

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