12/04/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Sunday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 5. December 2014 06:53

 

paulaWe all know that a diverse exercise plan helps us attain out fitness goals.  Diversity helps the body to keep from plateauing on the progress we see. 

 

Another benefit that exercise provides is to properly digest a big meal, such as a holiday turkey feast or other party indulgences.  We all know what it feels like to have a food coma.  There is a lack of energy, sleepiness, and often times, regret over the food choices we just made.  It can also trigger health problems because the body absorbs fats, nutrients and sugars in different ways.  Everyone’s body is different in how it absorbs these things, and how quickly.  According to Shirley Wang in the Wall Street Journal, “Even in healthy people, cells that line the blood vessels temporarily function less efficiently after a person eats a high-fat meal.”

 

Many exercise physiologist believe that taking a walk after eating a meal helps with digestion, but the lasting effects of strength training for boosting metabolism has been shown to extend up to 12 hours after the exercises have been completed.  Working out before the possibility of eating a high calorie meal helps manage the spike that happens in your triglycerides.  http://www.cincinnati.md/articlepage_cn.aspx?cn-documentid=651952&query=triglycerides&s=1&cat=con

 

The rule of thumb for healthy living needs to follow regular workouts and clean eating.  But, if you know in advance that your meal/calorie intake will be higher than typical,  then do your weight lifting in the morning to help manage the negative side effects.

Sunday-12/04/11 Exercise Diary:

Spinning Bike with DVD - 50 minutes

 

Sunday 12/04/11- Food Diary:

 

 Breakfast-

 

3/4 cup egg white omelet with 1 cup spinach, mushrooms, onions (84 cal)

 

1 whole wheat English muffin, 2 tbls organic almond butter , 1 tbls sugar free jam (230 cal)

 

A.M. Snack-

 

12 organic, roasted, no salt almonds (105 cal)

 

Lunch-restaurant

 

salad - 4 oz chicken, 1 1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 cup beets, 1/4 cup cucumber , 4 cherry tomato, sunflower seeds (1 tbls) (330 cal approx)

 

1 glass pink lemonaid ( 100 cal)

 

P.M. Snack-

 

1 container greek yogurt - 0 % fat ( 130 cal)

 

1/4 cup blueberries/blackberries (30 cal)

 

Dinner-

 

4 oz tuna steak (260 cal)

 

1 cup spaghetti squash ( 30 cal)

 

5 asparagus ( 20 cal)

 

2 oz sliced almonds, rosemary EVOO, sauteed with asparagus ( 140 cal)

 

3/4 cup homemade bean soup ( 210 cal)

 

Dessert-

 

non fat chocolate pudding (60 cal)

 

TOTAL CALORIES- 1709

 

 
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