04/15/15- Paula's Healthy Living Exercise/Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 12. April 2015 20:59

The food cravings that you may feel when you are stressed, researchers are finding, may be more biological then you realize.

In the November issue of Shape Magazine, a study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that people given saturated fat through a stomach tube (so they could not involve taste, texture, or smell), felt more upbeat. 

This may seem to re-enforce that you have no control over your urges for fatty foods when stressed.  Everyone has felt out-of-control  involving trigger foods when stressed.  This re-enforces the importance of finding tools other than food to relieve stress,  in advance of a trigger.

Every person has stresses in life to different degrees.  What brings you peace of mind other than food?  Going for a walk? Going to a yoga or workout class? Having a good cry?  Sharing your feelings with a friend?  Watching something that makes you laugh?  It’s different for everyone, and may change from time-to-time in yourself.

Try different options and be mindful of what works for you.  This is important for general happiness, lower cortisol levels (a chemical releases during stress which leads to belly and back fat and brain stress in children), and continued good health.  Reach out to your stress relief influences instead of a bag of chips, a tub of ice cream, or a bottle of wine.

Wednesday- 04/11/12 Exercise Diary:

barre class- 1 hour

Wednesday 04/11/12 - Food Diary:


1 cup egg whites, with spinach (125 cal.)

2 piece Ezekial whole grain, no gluten bread with calorie free butter spray (160 cal.)

A.M. Snack-

1 cup non fat cottage cheese (160 cal.)

1/2 cup of bluberries(30 cal.)


lo-carb ,whole wheat wrap with 1/2 cup black beans, 0 % Greek yogurt, mango salsa, 1 oz , romaine- (300 cal.)

Salad - spinach, garbanzo beans, beets, zucchini, carrots, no calorie caesar dressing (Waldon Farms)(2 tbls)( 100 cal.)

P.M. Snack-

12 almonds,sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed, roasted, no salt ( 165 cal.)


5 oz Marinated flank steak (low sodium tariake )(210 cal.)

1/2 cup kale, mushrooms, scallions, pea pods,scallion, garlic, EVOO ( 90 cal.)

red tomatoe, fat free feta,basil EVOO(175 cal.)


1/2 cup raspberries, 1/4 cup breakfast cereal, 1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt (150 cal.)

Homemade popcorn ( 90 cal)




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