Sunday, October 17, 2010

Food and Exercise Journal

Breakfast- 1 1/2 cups bran cereal
                 1 banana
                 1 cup skim milk
                 water (16. 9 oz)

Snack- 1 granola bar

Lunch- 1 slice cauliflower crust veggie pizza
            water (16.9 oz)

Dinner- 1 slice cauliflower crust chicken
             alfredo pizza
             water (16.9 oz)

The leftovers from dinner last night were so good for lunch today and because I liked this recipe so much I made another version of it for dinner.  I will be posting the recipe and pictures for this pizza in alittle while.

I walked 2.1 miles in 30 minutes around my neighborhood.
Now for my goals that I set for the week:
1. Water- 51 oz.
2. Sugar- within limits
3. Fruit- 1 serving
4. Vegetables- at dinner and lunch
5. Carbs- within limits
6. Exercise- 2.1 mil/30 min.
7. Soda- none
8. Fast food- none

5 comments:

  1. In a comment I made a while back, I asked you if you wanted my input as far as your diet is concerned and you said sure. So...here's my observation on today's food.

    Breakfast - you're missing a healthy fat and a protein here. For my fat, I take 1 tsp Omega 3 fish oil (nutrasea lemon flavour). For protein, you can throw some slivered almonds in your bran or have an egg on the side. For my protein, I usually have a hard-boiled egg or a protein (whey or hemp) shake.

    Snack - again...missing a protein. I usually have a serving of almonds or a protein shake (probably not a shake if I had one for breakfast).

    Lunch - again...missing a protein and a healthy fat (unless you had olive oil in the pizza somewhere. :)

    Dinner - the chicken on the pizza was your protein but you could add in some veggies, i.e. a side salad.

    Overall - I would add more fruits and veggies as well.

    It seems like a lot of food, but after a while you get used to it.

    I try to have a protein, a complex carb, and a healthy fat at every main meal and more protein in my two snacks. Protein is what's going to keep you from being hungry throughout the day.

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  2. Hotmess10 thanks for the tips. I'm trying to avoid carbs because I thought they made you gain weight. What is the difference between a complex carb and a regular carb? I have been eating nuts for a snack but I run out a couple days ago and haven't gotten anymore and I'm actually missing them. I really do appreciate the tips because I'm still try to work on my eating plan to get the best benefits and maximize my weight loss.

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  3. Hi Christina,

    "good" (complex) carbs vs. "bad" carbs

    Good carbs are classified as anything that is whole grain, whole wheat, multi-grain, brown rice, etc. Anything that has not been stripped of its nutritional value. These complex carb items sit longer in your stomach b/c they are harder for your body to break down, thus leaving you feeling fuller for a longer period of time.

    Bad carbs are basically white breads or anything that is processed, i.e. bagels, chips, etc. Avoid anything that says "enriched". Bad carbs will be converted to sugar faster in your body, thus spiking your hunger levels making you eat more.

    When trying to lose weight, you should include complex, or good, carbs. Your body needs it to give you energy. I'm not sure of your workout schedule but you need this energy to pull you through. When I tried South Beach, I cut the carbs completely and I was exercising. I was dead tired. I could barely make it through a treadmill session. Back then, I didn't know why.

    You can still have good carbs but limit your items like one slice of whole wheat (ww) bread w/ a poached egg for breakfast. You could have oatmeal...the real oats...not the instant packs you can buy. Buy whole oats and let them soak overnight in water and they'll be ready to eat the next day. You can add almonds to that as well.

    When I did my boot camp class, I was given a nutrition plan and it helped me a lot. I was eating a little bit of everything and I lost 8 lbs in one month.

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  4. Thanks Hotmess I'm going to try to incorporate more good carbs into my eating plan. Your explanation explained alot and now I know what to look for.

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