4/6/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal:Tuesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 7. April 2013 18:33

I was reading some information from Tom Venudo’s website.  He is a celebrity fitness instructor.  On this site he speaks about the “big fat lies” that fitness magazine, diet books, and supplement manufacturers generate.

Tom Venudo’s biggest pet peeves are ‘fat burning supplements’ that don’t help you burn calories, just to take money from your wallet.  I haven’t taken these, but he speaks of the buzz that you get from the active ingredients like ephedrine or caffeine, followed by the crash that they leave you feeling.  That if you do loose any weight, it will come right back when you return to your previous lifestyle.  That’s where the change needs to happen.

       He states that there are 270,000,000 web pages indexed on Google under ‘fitness’, and 87,400,000                  under ’weight loss’.  This is compounded by print advertising, and 24 hour infomercials.

With so many so called experts often contradicting each other (carbs? No carbs, low fat, no sugar…), the confusion can be endless. 

For me, I want to steer away from diet pills, extreme dieting, and impractical fitness ideas.  Step away from the hype and use your common sense.  Clean eating is a life plan, not a diet.  You won’t drop 10 pounds in one week, but no nutritionist or general practitioning doctor would tell you that’s healthy.

Eat a clean eating food plan (natural, unprocessed foods eaten 5-6 times per day in smaller, well balanced portions).  Try to fill your plate by ½ with seasonal vegetables.  Use healthy fats and eat fruits, low fat dairy and lean proteins.  Workout regularly with a combination of cardio and weight training.  If you’re short on time, take a walk or play on the drive running around with your kids.  Anything is better than nothing.

Know that you’re doing your best you can, with the experience, information and confidence you have today!

 

 

4/6/10 - Tuesday Workout:

Recumbent bike- 30 minutes

Strength train-back/biceps

lat pulldown

biceps row on Bosu- 12 lb

low back row - 2 tubes on side of door

biceps hammer curl on Bosu- 15 lb

back pullover, lying on stability ball- 25 lb

biceps concentrated curl- 15 lb

biceps row ( facing out)- 1 tube

bent over dumbbell row- 12 lb

 4/6/10- Tuesday Food Diary:

Breakfast-

Apple (57 cal)

1 cup egg whites, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup brocolli (128 cal)

2 pieces whole wheat toast, 1 tbls no sugar added jam ( 80 cal)

A.M. Snack-

grapefruit (40 cal)

10 roasted, organic no-salt almonds (90 cal)

 Lunch-restaurant

 3 oz  chicken, romaine, cranberry, pecans, light balsamic (310 cal)

 P.M. Snack-

whole wheat tortilla, mango salsa, 5 pan seared shrimp  (159 cal)

Dinner-

1/2 cup mashed sweet potato (80 cal) 

4 oz orange roughy with marsala  (120 cal)

1/3 cup brussel sprouts (25 cal)

4 apsaragus (20 cal) 

Dessert-

1/2 cup non fat cottage cheese ( 80 cal)

1/2 cup bluberries, blackberries (60 cal)

1/2 cup high fiber cereal ( 68 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES- 1317

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