Once or twice a week I like to have a red meat for my dinner to change it up from the usual white meats.
My favourite has to be:
Ostrich Steak: This is a tender and tasty steak which is low in fat and high in protein.
Next up is Venison steaks. This too has the texture of Ostrich but not as tender. It has a great taste and a very healthy meat. It goes well with a salad or roasted vegetables.
Finally, it is the fillet steak. This i a tender, succulent piece of meat which goes well with roasted vegetables. I love to eat this with roast potatoes and broccoli.
It is always good to mix up the white meat with red once in a while.
What is everyone else favourite meat?
Pistachios offer good sources of protein, fats, and minerals. They are pretty cost effective and are great for a midday snack in between breakfast and lunch. This will stop you from snacking on chocolate and sweets etc. They are a great source of energy but you will want to moderate how many you eat per day to cap the calorie intake.
they compose good amounts of mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and antioxidants. Regular consumption of pistachios in the diet may help lowering total as well as bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol levels within the blood. This helps lower the risk of heart disease and strengthens your body.
Pistachios have a high level of Vitamin E which helps maintain the integrity of the skin and cell membranes.
Below is the nutritional fact sheet.
I hope this helps enlighten everyone. Who else enjoys pistachios? Whats your favourite type of nut?
|Total Fat 45 g
|Saturated fat 6 g
|Polyunsaturated fat 14 g
|Monounsaturated fat 24 g
|Trans fat 0 g
|Cholesterol 0 mg
|Sodium 1 mg
|Potassium 1,025 mg
|Total Carbohydrate 28 g
|Dietary fiber 10 g
|Sugar 8 g
|Protein 20 g
My favourite healthy meal is an asparagus omelette.
2x Whole eggs
2x Egg whites
Handful of asparagus.
I usually add chicken cooked with coconut oil or bits of Mozzarella.
Basically i mix the egg up and put into the pan and cook on a low heat whilst the asparagus and/or broccoli boils.
I then grill the top of the omelette and place the asparagus and chicken into the middle and fold it over. I then finish with a seasoning of pepper.
This is a great meal to ensure nutrients and calories when you are short of time. I always cook all of my food with Coconut oil as it gives it a great taste and is extremely healthy for you.
Anyone else have any quick meals they would like to share?
Since we last spoke I have been running a minimum of 7k a day 4-5 times a week even more. I walk 3.5 miles 4 out of 5 days in the morning to work. It has helped improve the strength of my legs and my stamina.
However I need to improve my upper body strength and toning as well as my eating habits.
Need to work on the following:
– Abs. – Leg raises and Crunches.
– Chest. – More press ups and resistance training.
-Eating Habits. – Keep the meat and Vegetable ratio’s up. Cut out Unhealthy Snacks.
Anyone else have any ideas to improve their diet or exercise regime?
Had a strange dinner last night…. combined lean steak and a plate of Broccoli. Tasted amazing but not sure it was that beneficial. Still sticking to the 10 minute workout with press up and sit up combo as waiting till next week to get back to the running and get rid of this cold.
Lunch is chicken breast, wholemeal pasta and broccoli mixed with homemade tomato sauce.
I think I will have an omelette for dinner with vegetables.
2x egg whites and 2x Whole eggs.
How is everyone else doing at the moment? Exercise regime going well? Anyone stuck with a cold?
Hey guys, I used this last night just to tick over until I get back to full health.
2 x 12 Wide Press ups
3 x 30 Crunches
2 x 12 normal press ups
2x 10 triceps dips
Today I will be giving exercise a miss as I am far from 100%. I am hoping to resume the runs, either tomorrow or Thursday evening.
For Lunch I had a chicken breast salad. I finished this with a smoothie. This was 1/2 a honeydew melon, 2x kiwis a stick of ginger, 1/2 an apple and a cup of raspberries.
I am definitely looking forward to starting running again and getting the exercise started.
Hope you are all having a lovely week!