8/21/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Saturday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 22. August 2013 21:11

There are some conflicting opinions about high-intensity cardio workouts vs. slow-and-steady cardio.  The issue surrounds whether one type will show you the best/fastest results.

My belief (as I’ve stated about a lot of different workout and eating topics) is that moderation and good common sense goes a long way!  I believe that both types (high-intensity, steady) benefit your health/physique results in different ways.

Low intensity, longer duration training can build endurance and is actually a highly effective method for weight loss which seems counter intuitive).

High endurance cardio, is good at shocking your system, for quick results, but should only be done twice a week, or you run a risk of over training plateau’s or injury.

Before you start high intensity workouts, you should have a base of exercise work.  This allows your training to be safe.  In other words, don’t begin high intensity training without having been in the ‘workout game’ for a while (and getting your doctor’s approval if you’ve had issues).

8/21/10- Saturday Workout:

Recumbent bike- 30 minutes

 

8/21/10- Saturday Food Diary:

Breakfast-

Organic steel cut oats, 2 tbls blueberries( 165 cal)

A.M. Snack-

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

5 cherry tomatoes( 26 cal)

Lunch-

4 oz. Mahi Mahi( 100 cal)

Salad- 1 cup organic spinach, 2 tbls wheat berries, 3 asparagus, 1/4 cup broccoli slaw, 1 orange sweet pepper (80 cal)

 P.M. Snack-

1 cup cauliflower (38  cal)

1 greek yogurt (80 cal)

2 oz chicken ( 75 cal) 

Dinner-

5 oz salmon(365 cal) 

1 cup brocolli/onions ( 35 cal)

 1 cup brown rice (121 cal)

Dessert:

homemade popcorn (90 cal) 

TOTAL CALORIES: 1305

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