I got an opportunity at the last minute to get away for a couple of days with my husband. This is also the only time I get to catch up on all the fitness, nutrition, and style magazines and periodicals.
One of the articles in a style magazine was about three different liquid cleansing diets that “the stars” are doing. They prefaced the article by disclaiming that liquid diets are just “a kick start to making changes to your everyday diet for lasting results”.
Any eating plan that begins with a disclaimer like that should be closely scrutinized. You may lose 5 pounds (if your family and co-workers don’t sell you off because of your crabbiness level after day 2!), but you’re likely to put those pounds back on when you start eating food again.
You will only see lasting changes by making healthy changes to your daily food plan by adding clean eating choices such as seasonal fruits, veggies, whole grains, low calorie proteins, and water vs. caffeine, soda, or alcohol which only provide empty calories.
Try one change per week and know you’re doing it for you!
Saturday 8/28/10 Workout:
Bike on street- 15.2 miles, 68 minutes ( this is my form of spiritual release. I love being out on my bike)
Saturday 8/28/10 Food Diary:
1/3 cup egg whites, with spinach, asparagus (105 cal.)
1 piece Ezekial whole grain, no gluten bread with sugar free strawberry jam (135 cal.)
1/2 cup non fat cottage cheese (80 cal.)
sprinkle of bluberries(10 cal.)
Turkey burger with no top bun, yellow mustard, tomato, lettuce- (300 cal.)
Salad bar- spinach, garbanzo beans, beets, zucchini, sunflower seeds, carrots, light balsamic dressing(2 tbls)( 200 cal.)
grapefruit, peeled ( 40 cal.)
12 almonds, roasted, no salt ( 125 cal.)
2.3 oz Roasted chix breast (110 cal.)
1 Roasted yellow beet (22 cal.)
1/2 cup quieno with peas ( 175 cal.)
1/2 cup raspberries, 1/4 cup breakfast cereal, 1/3 cup non fat yogurt (147 cal.)
Homemade popcorn ( 90 cal)
TOTAL CALORIES- 1359