02/03/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Thursday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 4. February 2014 07:44

The P90X diet calls for protein bars mid morning as well as their recovery drink.  I like to eat whole foods mostly so I don’t eat the protein bar, and rather opt for 0% fat Greek yogurt which is very high in protein.  I also get my protein powder from the woman who I train once a week from, because her formula has 25 g of protein, no added sugars, no added preservatives of colors and costs around $32 for a giant container.  The one on the website for p90X was substantially more costly.

I realize that many people use protein bars to fill in or replace meals because of their hectic schedules.  If that is what you do, please do your research (like I did with breakfast cereals).  May protein bars are really a well marketed candy bar.  They can be high in fat and sugars while not packing the punch with the protein. Reach the labels and the ingredient list.  If they starch with a sugar of some kind high on the list of ingredients, they aren’t your best choice.

If you are really short on time, you like the taste, and can afford them, protein bars or shake mix are better than chips from a vending machine!  Keep things like this stashed in your desk drawer or the glove box of your car.  A handful of roasted, no-salt almonds are another good alternative that won’t go bad.  I don’t recommend using them often as meal replacements.  Eating a breakfast of whole foods is going to keep you feeling fuller longer, and provide you with a better balance of nutrients.

Thursday-02/03/11- Exercise Diary:

P90X pliometrics- 60 minutes

Thursday- 01/03/11- Eating Diary:

7 am- 4 egg whites (67 cal)

2 oz. oatmeal ( dry weight) (221 cal)

11 am- protein shake, 1/4 cup pasturized egg whites (160 cal)

2 p.m.- 5 oz cod (230 cal)

3 oz brown rice ( 101 cal)

8 oz green vegetables ( raw or steamed) (88 cal)

1/2 tsp uda or flax oil ( 65 cal)

no calorie or reduced-sugar diabetic salad dressing

Snack:

3 oz sweet potatoes  (64 oz)

8 oz green vegetables ( raw or steamed ) (88 cal)

Dinner:

5.5 oz. Halibut, sprayed with balsamic vinegar (broiled) (205 cal)

3 oz beans, Lima (frozen, thawed) (104 cal)

8 oz greens (assorted) ( 88 cal)

1/2 tsp Uda's or flax oil ( 65 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES: 1607

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