9/13/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 14. September 2013 05:41


I had a reader ask if eating after 8p.m. will make them fat.  I checked in with two workout trainers that have been competitors and trainers for 25 years and two nutritionists and the consensus is that research doesn’t support this myth.  Our bodies don’t wear a watch and don’t know that it’s nighttime.  But, you might say, you’re sedentary at night and active during the day!  Seems logical, but these professionals don’t agree whole heartedly.  Now they aren’t saying you can eat a steak dinner with heavy crabs at 10 p.m., that’s just not good for your digestion, but a clean eating diet is good anytime.

Whatever you eat during the day is added to your total daily calories, regardless whether you ate it at 7a.m. or 10 p.m.

HOWEVER, though the calories won’t make you fat because you ate them at night it is true that if you’re eating ‘emotionally’ which usually means you’re eating bigger portions of food that are processed (chips, cookies) and higher in sugar (ice cream, sweets) than you would eat during the day.

The key is just to think before you eat...  What’s my weight goal, and will  _______ help or hurt my goals?  How long will I have to work out tomorrow to work _______ off?  Hopefully you’ll reach for some sweet pepper strips, or an apple before Ben & Jerry’s.

Monday-9/13 Workout :

Recumbent bike- 30 minutes

Treadmill- 26 minutes, 1.82 miles

Strength training- chest

Flat-bench bar press- full bar with 29lb in weights

Pilaties magic circle press

Flat-bench dumbbell flye-15 lb

Push up on bench

Cable chest push- 1 tube

Omega squat- 8lb (sumo squat, combined with extended arm chest flye)

Alternating dumbbell chest press

Pilaties class (reformer) 

Walking lunges

Monday- 9/13/10 Food Diary:


Organic steel cut oats(150 cal)

1 cup egg whites with onions ( 107 cal)

A.M. Snack-

3/4 egg whites, 1 cup spinach (100 cal)


3 oz.chicken (160 cal)

Salad- 1.5 cups spinach, 5 asparagus, 1/2 cup organic black beans (210 cal)

 P.M. Snack-

1 small peach ( probably the end of that season (70 cal)

2/3 cup high fiber cereal ( 90 cal) 


2 oz. Pork loin (100 cal) 

1.5 glasses of wine (150 cal)

grilled summer squash, tomatos, onions, basil(100 cal

small ear of grilled corn (80 cal))


1 Whey protein shake(90 cal)


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