01/29/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Saturday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 30. January 2014 10:25

There are so many myths about metabolism.  It’s like the Holy Grail that everyone wants, but no one can make it burn like they’d like!!

The reality is that eating certain foods (like grapefruit, cabbage or cayenne pepper) won’t boost your metabolism.  Believe me, I love grapefruit and purple cooked cabbage, and it hasn’t boosted my metabolism.

I’ve heard the myth that eating late at night will slow your metabolism.  Donna L Weihofen  MS., RD. from the University of Wisconsin confirms that “calories count whether you eat them in the morning or at night.  Nighttime eaters just need to monitor calorie totals and food density of those cal0ories which seems to be larger for late nigh eaters.”

I’ve heard that drinking water speeds metabolism.  It is healthy for you, and eating a broth based soup before a meal can cut down on your overall calorie intake for that meal but water doesn’t “boost” your metabolism.

The only proven means of boosting your metabolism is BUILDING MUSCLE!  Building lean muscle mass can be accomplished through cardio and weight training, and the beauty is that it keeps your metabolism burning long after you change out of your workout clothes.

Need more incentive to get working?!


Saturday 01/29/11- Exercise Diary:

P90X DVD-Legs/Back + ab ripper X

Saturday 01/29/11- Food Diary:


1 cup egg whites (120 cal.)

2 oz old fashioned oatmeal, cinnamon ( 187 cal.)

A.M. Snack-

1protein shake with scoop of glutamine, 1/2 cup pasturized egg whites(185 cal.)


white bean, tuna salad  P90X recipe*(510 cal.)

*6 oz. can of water packed albacor tune, 1 cup rinsed organic white beans, 1/2 cup yellow epepper, 1/2 cup orange pepper, lemon zest, 1 tabls fresh lemon juice, dash of white pepper, 1 tbls olive oil ( I used Uda oil which is a blend of sunflower, flax, sesame and primrose oils)

P.M. Snack- 

2 oz. high energy soy nut mix ( no salt)( 135 cal.)


5 oz Roasted chix breast (210 cal.)

1 1/2 glasses red wine (150 cal) 

1 Roasted yellow beet (22 cal.)

1/2 cup quieno with peas ( 175 cal.)


Homemade popcorn ( 90 cal)






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