06/12/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Thursday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 10. June 2014 16:22

I was reading a magazine that gives information about weight training and healthy eating.  Inside, a reader wrote, “I’m 17 pounds shy of my goal for summer. What suggestions for quick weight loss do you have?” Their response was “take a weight loss pill.” The one they suggested runs $90 for a 30 day supply.  It makes you wonder if possibly they get a fee from the manufacturer.

 That is not the solution for long-term health. Is getting into a swimsuit for a pool party worth that?  Yo-yo weight loss through wacky diets and diet pills is terrible for your body.  It also sets up a terrible mindset that thin is the solution for everything.  Eating clean is a solution for better health and energy and a positive bi-product is a leaner body shape.

Make small,medium,and bigger healthy changes to your overall diet every week. Add some kind of cardio and weight training 3-5 days per week. If that requires getting up 30-60 minutes earlier, do it! Do child-watching swaps with a friend so you can go for a brisk walk (indoors at the mall, a gym, a YMCA, or outdoors).

These are positive changes that will help you safely lose the extra weight you may seek. Long term health is most important.   Taking a pill is usually not successful, it’s not good for your body, and it costs you a pretty penny.  Don’t look at your choices as a DIET but rather a lifestyle change.

Thursday 06/09/11- Exercise Diary

Yoga DVD- 90 minutes

Thursday 06/09/11- Food Diary:

Breakfast-

1/3 cup egg whites, 2 asparagus, 1 cup organic spinach (73 cal)

whole wheat english muffin, piece of low fat laughing cow cheese (130 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1/2 whey protein shake (95 cal)

Lunch-

5.5 oz.Orange Roughy (130 cal)

Salad- 2 cups spinach, 1/2 cup beets, 1 small tomato,1/8 cup butternut squash, 2 tbls sunflower seeds, fat free Caesar dressing (105 cal)

I take this lunch to the pool with the kids, to the Aquarium or out for a picnic.  I feel energized and healthy when I eat the food I fix and I save LOTS of money not buying food at venues!

P.M. Snack-

1 whole wheat tortilla, 3 tbls hummus (240 cal)

Dinner-

5 oz Pork chop, grilled with peach quarters (280 cal)

1 cup wild rice (210 cal)

1 cup spagetti squash, mushrooms, tomato, low-fat mozzarella, garlic, italian spices, onions ( 145 cal)

Dessert-

apple (57 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES- 1646

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