01/24/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Tuesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 25. January 2015 05:36

Everyone needs to understand that even the most enthusiastic workout person (I really do love doing workout), who walks-the-talk of clean eating, can fall off the wagon at times.

My weakness is not fried food, or salt, its sugar. I know that about myself and try to allow myself small sweet treats like 1 oz. of dark chocolate, or non-fat frozen yogurt periodically. I believe that allowing for small, appropriate sized, small treats will help in curbing my insatiable cravings for the sweet stuff. Later in the week, I will delve into the sugar-addiction cycle, but for this discussion we are talking about cravings of all varieties.

The point follows the same theory as my dislike for the word DIET. Anytime you say absolutely NO to something, it often makes you want it more. What I have found is that the more frequently I can remove salt, caffeine and yes, sugar, from my diet, the less I "crave" it.

I struggle with these cravings just like anyone else. Just try to make good choices day-by-day. If you really want those chips from the vending machine at 4pm because you skipped lunch or your boss just yelled at you... go for a brief walk, have a large glass of water, or try 5 deep cleansing breaths first. Then if you just can't stand it, have 8 chips from the bag, and smash the rest and throw them out. Have a square of high quality chocolate instead of a jumbo Snickers bar, and ask a co-worker to hold the rest of the bar or put it into the freezer.

Recognize your demons, and create the best, clean eating environment you can, to block their influence! But moderation is the key! You will find over time if you eat clean, well-balanced meals throughout your day, you will have the will-power to walk right past that vending machine, and to deal with life's stresses without food as a soothing mechanism.

01/24/12- Exercise Journal: Tuesday

Pure barre class- 55 min

shoulder/triceps/biceps DVD- 45 min

01/24/12 Food Diary: Tuesday


1 cup egg whites (120 cal.)

Ezekiel raisin English muffin,spray with no calorie butter spray (105 cal.)

1/2 cup non-fat cottage cheese, sprinkle of blueberries( 65 cal)

A.M. Snack-

large bosc pear(67 cal.)

1 portion whey protein shake (125 cal)


3 oz organic chicken breast, 1/2 tsp Walden Farm no calorie bar-b-q sauce (166 cal.)

1 cup green beans ( 30 cal)

1 cup brown rice ( 138 cal)

P.M. Snack-

1 cup carrot sticks, 5 whole wheat Triscuits, 2 wedges Laughing Cow Light cheese( 160 cal.)


5 oz. salmon- (300 cal.)

Bowl of low-salt, homemade French onion soup, with Parmesan croûtons home made with whole wheat bread, sprayed with I Can't Believe Its Not Butter (150 cal.)

grilled sweet peppers (red, yellow, green) sprayed with EVOO, garlic (55 cal)

1/2 cup whole wheat orzo, cranberries, EVOO, onions,garlic, dash of balsamic vinegar (150 cal)


1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1/8 cup blueberries (65 cal)


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