05/23/15- Paula's Healthy Living Eating/Exercise Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 24. May 2015 19:17


Is Dieting a Four Letter Word?

When I talk about what I eat (especially when my children are around), I am very careful to use the word “food plan” instead of the word DIET.

Growing up in the 70’s where fad diets such as the “Grapefruit Diet” “Sauerkraut Diet”, “Cayenne Pepper Diet” and the huge following of the “Atkins Diet” were considered mainstream; losing weight through eating a healthy well-balanced diet seemed juvenile.  But to me, the word diet implies something unhealthy, and temporary.

 I learned that the diets that had weird ingredients, or just liquids, may have helped the participant to realize weight loss, but was usually followed by weight-regaining when you began to eat ‘typical’ food that you ate before. What sense does it make to be able to eat a 12 ounce steak for breakfast, lunch and dinner with no vegetables? Is that nutrition? Can any heart artery accommodate that long- term?

You have to look at food logically (calories, your age, metabolism, and your exercise plan). The less steps that go into the creation of what you’re eating, the more pure nutrition there is for your system. The more balanced your choices are, the better odds your overall nutrition and health will be healthy for you long-term.

As we age I’m finding this to be more-true.  Your metabolism slows, and what you could eat two years ago, packs on the pounds this year.  Depressing, but true.

Make a long-term plan for your eating that helps you maintain high-energy and aids in your overall health.

Wednesday 05/23/12 Workout Diary:

Balance/powder total body DVD-50 minutes

Pure Barre class-55 minutes

Wednesday 05/23/12 Food Diary:


1 egg in the hole ( i egg in Ezekail brd, grilled with Butter flavored Pam (120cal.)

2 small cutie oranges (55cal.)

A.M. Snack -

1 tbls almond butter (95 cal)

1 cup celery (36cal)

Whey protein shake (125cal)


4oz chicken (187cal.) Baked

1/2 cup butternut squash, roasted (90 cal.) I LOVE squash right now!

2 cups raw organic spinach, wilted. Sprinkled with slivered home-roasted no-salt almonds (90cal.)

1 sweet potato, sprinkle if cinnamon, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter (120cal.)

P.M. Snack-

3 tbls garlic hummus, 4 whole wheat homemade pita chips (191cal)


6 oz scallops- pan seared with butter flavored non-stick spray, spices,parsley,garlic, squeeze of Meyer lemon over (135 cal.)

1 cup Zucchini, onions, garlic, 1/2 tsp rosemary olive oil (80 cal.)

10 asparagus spears ( 70 cal.)

2 oz barley, portabello mushroom bits, onions (150 cal)

1/2 mixed berries over low-fat vanilla yogurt ice cream (140cal.)





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