Some of the ingredients to watch out for and avoid are:
- Palm oil
- High fructose corn syrup
- White flour, white rice, white pasta
- Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose. Studies have shown that these artificial sweeteners trick the brain creating a bigger urge for the taste.
- Sodium nitrates. They are often found in processed lunch meats, hot dogs and bacon. There have been many studies about the dangers of sodium nitrates causing colon cancer and metabolic syndrome.
- Blue, green, red, and yellow food dyes. They have been linked to thyroid, adrenal, bladder, kidney and brain damage.
We focus on clean eating in these discussions and the health benefits of making those food choices. Eating whole foods, lean protein, low-fat dairy, vegetables, healthy oils, nuts, legumes and plenty of water will give you more energy, help you manage your weight goals and help you to achieve your desired healthy life.
03/06/12- Exercise Diary: Tuesday
Pure barre class- 55 min
shoulder/triceps/biceps DVD- 45 min
03/06/12- Food Diary: Tuesday
1 cup egg whites (120 cal.)
Ezekiel raisin English muffin,spray with no calorie butter spray (105 cal.)
1/2 cup mixed berries, 1/2 cup non fat vanilla yogurt ( 65 cal)
apple, crispy max (67 cal.)
1 portion whey protein shake (125 cal)
3 oz organic chicken breast, 1/2 tsp Walden Farm no calorie bar-b-q sauce (166 cal.)
1 cup green beans ( 30 cal)
3 oz. quinoa ( 138 cal)
2 hard boiled eggs (180 cal.)
4 oz. salmon- (220 cal.)
large cup of Tomato Bisque, with Parmesan croûtons home-made with whole wheat bread, sprayed with I Can't Believe Its Not Butter (150 cal.)
zucchini, pan seared with garlic (55 cal)
1/2 cup whole wheat orzo, cranberries, EVOO, onions,garlic, dash of balsamic vinegar (150 cal)
hpme-made popcorn, with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray(90 cal)
TOTAL CALORIES- 18