Monday, January 4, 2010

Fit Day

My Fit Day journal is back up and running and it will stay that way as much as possible. Over the last five months I have definitely learned what is a proper portion size and how to shop "clean" at the store. However, writing down everything you eat is a great way to get back on track if you have been floundering a bit. I'm sure we are all in need of a bit of help after the holidays no matter how good you are on a regular basis about your diet.

I don't think it is necessary to weigh, measure and write down everything you put in your mouth all the time. I do think it is a great way to figure out what you are doing wrong and right. If you feel like the holidays just destroyed your diet, then keep a journal for the next two weeks. It will keep you mindful of what you are putting into your body. You'll think twice before snapping a cookie in half and telling yourself "it is just half a cookie!". Trust me, I am as guilty of that as anyone...and one half of a cookie can turn into about four full cookies in no time.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the other food driven holidays are over. No more excuses. Take the new two weeks and be diligent. I will be too. Keep tabs on what I'm doing through my Fit Day journal in the sidebar. All comments and criticisms are welcome.

Happy New Year!


  1. Hey Ginny. I came across your blog via Jenks Cf site. I work out at Next Gen and have been zoning for almost a year and am currently doing a 30 day paleo challenge. Anyway I have a couple questions...can you eat sweet potatoes on paleo? Can you drink organic decaf natural teas? and some places I've seen that it says to limit eggs to 6-7 a week. Just curious your thoughts on these things...looks like your a pro at this! Thanks for any thoughts. Nicole
    (i know it says anonymous up there but that's the only way I could get this to actually post)

  2. Hi Nicole! Although sweet potatoes are not "technically" paleo, if you are going to go with a starch then sweet potatoes are as good as you can get. I would suggest eating them post workout. They have a really low glycemic load. I'll post some info about glycemic index vs load this week for you! Also, I am a big fan of eggs, but I stick to the egg whites. Most of the cholesterol is in the yolk. Sometimes I'll do one whole egg plus four egg whites. I think they are a great lean protein so I don't worry about it. The purists probably say no, but I like my omelets! Just listen to your body. Also, decaf organic tea is fine as far as I can tell. Same thing with coffee...just keep it black. Good luck on your 30 day challenge! That is how I started and it completely changed the way I think about food.