There is a food burning reaction that happens in the body called induced thermogenesis. This process of burning the calories you eat and digest. An experiment was conducted (as reported by Cooking Light Magazine- April 20, 2011) feeding participants the same number of calories. One group was fed whole foods (clean eating), and another group were fed processed foods such as white bread and processed cheese.
The findings were published in Food and Nutrition Research establishing that the process meal “decreased the rate of diet induced thermogenesis.”In other words, when you eat processed foods, the body doesn’t work as hard or burn as many calories to process that food. This thermal effect may account for up to 10% of a typical person’s calorie expenditures.
The point being that the whole foods are more nutritious, but they may ALSO become lower- calorie because it requires more energy on the bodies’ part to digest it.
Friday-04/22/11- Exercise Diary:
Recumbent bike- 30 minutes
P90X yoga- 85 minutes
Friday- 04/22/11- Eating Diary:
7 am- 4 egg whites (67 cal)
2 oz. oatmeal ( dry weight) (221 cal)
11 am- protein shake (160 cal)
2 p.m.- 5 oz cod (230 cal)
3 oz brown rice ( 101 cal)
8 oz green vegetables ( raw or steamed) oday was organic spinach, spagetti squash, asparagus, cherry tomato, brocollit(88 cal)
1/2 tsp uda or flax oil ( 65 cal)
no calorie, no sugar diabetic salad dressing
3 oz sweet potatoe ( baked in skin) (64 oz)
8 oz green vegetables ( raw or steamed ) (88 cal)
-4 oz. Chillean Sea Bass (baked in parchment paper with sherry vinegar) (245 cal)
3/4 cup brussel sprouts, pine nutes, rosemary EVOO (104 cal)
1/3 cup quinoa, cooked with no-salt added chicken stock ( 88 cal)
1/2 tsp Uda's or flax oil ( 65 cal)
TOTAL CALORIES: 1651