9/15/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Saturday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 12. September 2013 08:03

I had a reader send a question about why I count calories.  He felt that it seemed obsessive about calories instead of looking at the value of nutrition. 

I understand where his question comes from, but you need to understand that some people read the blog to get a kick-start to their clean eating habits.  I use the calorie counting as a tool to allow the readers to understand that I’m not just eating grapefruit and green tea to have my figure at age 45!

I eat real food and lots of it!

I don’t think everyone needs to count their calories forever, but it can help you for a week or even a month, to see just where empty calories (drinks, candies, fast foods) can creep into your diet and sabotage your goals.

Work out alone will not help you see the results you seek.  A clean eating diet of 5 small meals per day, cutting down on processed foods, pop and alcohol plays a huge part in your results (or lack thereof).

I love hearing from you, so keep those responses and future ideas coming!


9/11/10 - Saturday Workout:

Spinning bike- 60 minutes

9/11/10- Saturday Food Diary:


1 cup egg whites, 1 cup spinach (110 cal) 

whole wheat toast, 1 tbls. no sugar added jam (90 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1 grapefruit (40 cal)

 Lunch- restaurant

4 oz salmon (240 cal)

Salad- 2  cups organic spinach, 2 oz feta, 2 tbls dried cranberries, 2 tbls pecans  (270 cal)

P.M. Snack-

apple (57 cal)

Dinner- restaurant

1 1/2 glasses wine ( 150 cal)

3 oz. swordfish (132 cal)

spinach salad (85 cal)

3 asparagus (20 cal)

1/3 cup mushrooms ( 80 cal)

1 oz. dark chocolate (60 cal)



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