4/15/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 13. April 2013 08:02


 Cooking Blunders, Part 1-

Cooking can be intimidating to many people.  Unfortunately, it is crucial in the success of loosing weight and successfully eating clean (staying away from processed foods, eating 6 small meals of lean protein, healthy carbs, whole grains, lots of veggies, and low fat dairy).  I come from a restaurant family, so the cooking experience and the social/emotional value of cooking family meals was important to us as part of our family identity.

Recently I read an article in a cooking magazine that reminded me of some of the mistakes that I’ve made during the cooking process that took a turn for the worse…which is funny now…but, didn’t seem very amusing at the time.

I tell you these stories to remind you that cooking is an art with different levels of success, but the process and family time at the table together is the most important result.  Very rarely is the food produces disgusting.  Sometimes, it’s amazing!  But, you’ve got to try.

As a newbie, try picking healthy recipes (more heavy cream, and butter doesn’t make it taste better necessarily, it just adds calories and can upset your stomach later.  Be creative.  Add spices and flavors through vinegars, and cooking wines.

When you feel more confident in your capabilities, make personal choice chances as you see fit from a skeleton recipe, and try trial and error.  Tomorrow, I’ll share some of my personal blunders for your education and amusement! J

Monday 4/12 Workout-

Recumbent Bike- 30 minutes

Strength training-back

low back row- 2 tubes

bent over barbell row- 26 lb

singlwe arm cable row in lunge- 1 tube

ski jumper- 1 tube

lat pulldown- 2 tubes



Monday 4/12 Food Diary:


1/2 cup non fat yogurt, 1/2 per, strawberries, 1/3 cup Kashi Go Lean cereal ( 178 lb)

A.M.  Snack-

apple(67 cal)

2 tbls Organic almond butter ( 180 cal)


1 7/8 oz. Chicken(90 cal)

2.8 oz scallops ( 60 cal) 

Salad- organic mixed greens, 1/2 tomato, 1/2 red pepper, green beans, 6 walnuts (110 cal)

 P.M. Snack-

1 cup non fat yogurt , 1 tbls Ovaltine, 1/2 cup mixed berries(125 cal)


Turkey burger ( Kirkland)(180 cal)

2 pieces facasha bread(150 cal)

!/3 cup brussel sprouts ( 35 cal)

1 small ear corn(77 cal)


Grapefruit(40 cal)

 1 protein shake( 150 cal)



Tags: , ,

Paula's Healthy Living

Comments are closed

Copyright © 2004-2019 YourCity.MD LLC All Rights Reserved. The information on this Website is provided as a courtesy of YourCity.MD. This Website is designed as a resource portal for informational purposes only and does not contain any warranties. Reliance on any information found on or through this Website or links found on this Website is entirely at your own risk. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 or your local Emergency number immediately. YourCity.MD and its affiliates are not responsible for the content found on any links contained herein and do not necessarily agree with any of their opinions. - View Full Terms & Conditions