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

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 16. March 2015 06:15

This offer for a meal delivery plan was being sold through my e-mail (information below).  I have some concerns about offers like this:

“Simply Smart, Smart Body, or Smart Fuel Sampler Pack

Belly bulge creeps up faster than you can say triple-chocolate fudge. When your pants are becoming skinny jeans, it's time to smarten up your meals with today's wholesome deal from Smart Minute Meals: For $60, get your choice of one sampler pack, which includes five breakfasts, five entrées, and... (show more)

Belly bulge creeps up faster than you can say triple-chocolate fudge. When your pants are becoming skinny jeans, it's time to smarten up your meals with today's wholesome deal from Smart Minute Meals: For $60, get your choice of one sampler pack, which includes five breakfasts, five entrées, and five mini meals (regularly $159). Choose your meal plan based on the lifestyle goals you wish to achieve: Pick Smart Fuel for higher athletic performance, go with Smart Body to aid weight loss, or select Simply Smart for a low-carbohydrate diet. With chef-inspired and family-tested entrées like smoky Applewood salmon and mesquite-smoked brisket, you won't be forgoing delicious taste -- plus all meals are free of high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, MSG, and artificial fillers. With this 62%-off deal, you'll have enough money for some real skinny jeans.”

My concern with e-mail blasts like this is, it gives very little information about the nutrition valuation of the products including fat, salt, and sugar.  It is difficult to make an informed decision for you and your family without these statistics. 

These plans do provide convenience.  They are delivered to your doorstep.  Secondly, if it is a choice between fast food burger drive-thru or a delivered meal, then there is less question, but if the foods are high in calories, fats and salt, then it doesn’t benefit your waist line or cholesterol issues if the foods are high in salt.

What I’d like to see from the marketers of these product concepts is to stand up for the quality of the products.  Then all consumers can evaluate their needs (nutrition, convenience) and make an informed decision.

Thursday 03/15/12- Exercise Diary:

kick boxing DVD- 55 minutes (that time includes stretching 5 minutes before and 5 minutes after)

Thursday 03/15/12- Eating Diary:

Breakfast:

 1 cup egg whites, spinach (120 cal)

2 oz.steel cut oatmeal,+ 1 tsp. cinnamon ( dry weight) (210 cal)

Snack:

11 am- protein shake, 1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites (160 cal)

Lunch:

2 p.m.- 4 oz mahi mahi (150 cal)

8 oz mixed greens ( spinach, broccoli, broccoli slaw, pea pods,tomato, asparagus) (88 cal)

3 oz quinoa ( 150 cal)

Dinner:

2 oz chicken with brocolli, pea pods, bamboo shoots, carotts, mini corns, sesame oil, low-salt soy sauce stir fry (275 cal)

served over 3 oz brown rice (105 oz)

Dessert:

Homemade Popcorn ( take a paper lunch bag. Put 3 handfuls of raw popcorn in. Fold over the top. Put into microwave for 1 minute, 55 seconds. Wait and listen. If popping stops, then stop the microwave. Spray with no calorie butter spray. I've found over time that I don't need salt, but salt to taste) (90 cal)

8 oz Greek 0% yogurt (90 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES-1731

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