Monday 14 December 2015
Friday 4 December 2015
400g can chickpeas (drained)
1 can organic chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato purée
1 green pepper
25g golden raisins
1/2 an onion
2 cloves garlic
1 red chilli (can use 2 for a spicier kick)
Juice 1/2 lemon
Pinch of salt&black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
Sprinkle Cinnamon Powder (trust me ;) )
1 tbsp of coconut/walnut/macadamia oil
Chop up mushrooms, onion, garlic, peppers and chillies.
Lightly sauté all the veggies and chillies in the tablespoon of oil along with ground coriander and cumin, stir gently for 4-5 minutes until veggies are cooked.
Add chopped tomatoes and tomato purée before adding the can of chickpeas and squeeze of lemon.
4. Add salt and pepper along with cinnamon at the end and allow to simmer on a lower heat for about 25 minutes.
Serve with a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley!
TIP: Add a dollop of Greek yoghurt on top once served to cool the spicy kick!
Wednesday 2 December 2015
body fat gain muscle throughout your whole body!
Your abs are like the rest of the muscles in your body, you can work and work at them and yes you will build them up but unless you work hard to lose body fat too, you will not see an ounce of definition around your abs!
So stop wasting time trying to spot reduce one area of your body, work your whole body, eat the right foods and focus on shaping your body as a whole, instead of bit by bit.
Love Lisa xx
Tuesday 1 December 2015
5 STEPS TO BECOME A MORNING PERSON!
What you think about before you go to bed, could be what you think about when you wake up. That's why many who fall asleep with stresses, wake up feeling unrefreshed, thinking about the same stresses. We will use your fitness goals as an example; If you want to get up early to hit a workout, and get the day started with a fresh bang, then have a read of your fitness goals before you sleep or keep a photo reminder on your bedside table, or the ceiling about your pillow! As soon as that alarm goes off, you will know why it’s important to get out of bed and get the day started, you'll have the reminder fresh in your mind. By having that constant reminder of where you want to go, will make your morning routine a lot easier.
The best, and sometimes only, thing to stop you from hitting the snooze button a hundred times is to place your alarm clock across the room. When it goes off, you actually have to get out of bed to turn it off. You don't want to wake the whole house by leaving it buzzing. Getting out of bed to turn it off is better than a sleepy kick from your partner snoozing beside you. As soon as you are up, there's little chance you'll jump back into bed as your body is more awake from moving from your comfy spot.
When you wake up you are dehydrated which is half the reason you feel groggy! Most then make the mistake of reaching for caffeine in the form of a tea or a coffee straight away, which only dehydrates you more. As soon as you wake up, the first thing you need to do is drink a big glass of lemon water to wake up your digestive system and your whole body. Have a rule that you can only reach for the coffee mug once you have rehydrated yourself.
If you are guilty of going to bed super late due to social media, watching television, or still working, then you need to stop and create some downtime before bed. I personally struggle with this a lot, I find myself working until close to midnight many weeknights, a habit I'm trying to fight.
Regular physical activity is really good to help fight visceral fat. You must do a combination of weight training or resistance training as well as cardio (eg. walking/running) for the best effect. Even if you just start with walking, you'll find yourself feeling fitter and able for more in a short space of time. If you're unsure what to do, enlist the help of a coach in your local area or online to help you get started on your fitter journey.
Sugary drinks will provide you with tonnes of calories that won’t give you any of the nutrients you need! We call this "empty calories". There is also a chance that soft drinks promote the storage of fat around your organs and in your liver due to the sugar rush causing a blood sugar spike and then promoting the fat storage hormone to get to work in your body.