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

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 16. May 2015 17:01

You are trying to make positive choices to eat healthier, but the manufacturers aren’t always being forthright with providing accurate information.

If a product label reads natural, you expect it to be healthier.  The problem is “natural” has no standard definition which means that the manufacturer isn’t held accountable to a certain standard.

Another offender -phrase is “made with” whole grains.  That only means that it has any percentage of that whole grain, not that it is a dominant ingredient.

A product can claim it was made free of trans-fats, but it can still have up to .5 grams per serving.  If you eat multiple servings, it can add up.

The FDA is working on updating the labeling system, including a “Nutrition Key” program that highlights calories, saturated fat, and sodium.  As the consumer, you need to demand these standards so you can make educated decisions.

Tuesday 05/15/12- Workout DIary-

Pure Barre Class- 55 min

Strength train- Chest

Lying chest press- 15 lb

pilaties magic circle

push ups

chest flye-15lb

single dumbbell chest push- 20 lb

chest press- 4 plates, universal equiptment

Tuesday 05/15/12 Food Diary


1 cup egg whites (120 cal)

Organic steel cut oats(150 cal.)

1/8 cup blackberries, blueberries (30 cal)

1 apple (67 cal)

A.M. Snack-

protein shake with 1/2 cup pasturized egg whites (160 cal)


3 oz quinoa (130 cal)

3 oz salmon (120 cal)

Salad- 2 cup spinach, 1/2 sweet pepper,2 tbls adamame, 2 oz fat free feta (159 cal)

P.M. Snack-

1 whole wheat English muffin (100 cal)

apple slices, low fat cheddar slices (110 cal)

2 oz low sodium sliced turkey (50 cal)


4 oz pork loin, mango salsa added during roasted process (180 cal)

1 cup root vegetables, roasted (65 cal)

3/4 cup black emperors rice(Its not wild rice.  I got at whole foods.  It's sweeter thanother types of rice), shallots, wild mushrooms, beef stock (249 cal)



Comments (2) -

Betty Murphy
Betty Murphy
5/17/2015 4:30:11 AM #

Thanks for sharing this post. You are fith with natural products made consist of the whole grains. We should be careful with it if we really want to be healthy.  Great healthy schedule. I will try it out.

5/17/2015 4:48:36 AM #

Thank you Betty.  You will find if you can integrate whole grains into your food plan on a regular basis that youare...more regular,feel more full after eating and  have a higher energy level (in conjunction with  eating lean protein, a wide color variety of vegetables and fruit and low-fat dairy).
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