I'm at the airport again, off to Egypt for a week. No matter where you go on holiday you need to make sure you keep yourself hydrated more than usual. I normally drink 4 litres of water a day however on holiday I'll be drinking more due to the heat.
Here's a few facts about water-
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
1 large wholemeal tortilla wrap/ 2 small wholemeal tortilla wraps
2 tbs Tomato Purée
low fat cheese
low fat mozzarella
Handful of Spinach
Half green pepper
1 green chillie
180g chicken breast
Firstly weight out your chicken breast, season then cook in the oven as you normally would for 40 minutes.
Step 1: take a wholemeal tortilla wrap (1 large or 2 small) and add 2 tbs of tomato purée/paste (I added some Peri Peri sauce too).
Step 2: Add some low fat cheese and veg of your choice (I added spinach, chillies, mushrooms and green pepper).
Step 3: Add 180g of cooked chicken and top with low fat/fat free mozzarella then sprinkle of herbs/spices of your choice (I added basil, garlic salt and paprika).
Step 4: Cook under the grill until the cheese has melted and the base has gone crispy (5-7 minutes).
Below is another low carb pizza I made on a large wholemeal tortilla wrap using sweetcorn and yellow peppers as well.
Step 5: ENJOY!!
Let me know what you think of the pizza and what toppings you used by either commenting below or tweeting me @AestheticLifest
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
I know it’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted on here but that’s simply down to how busy I’ve been: 6am cardio, work 8.30am-5pm then back to the gym for an evening weights session and also juggling a social life. I have still been very active with our twitter account, so give us a FOLLOW to keep up to date with all the latest articles and recipes.
Anyway, I've come to the end of my 5 weeks lean mass program and added 14lbs whilst still maintaining a low level of body fat, here’s a few progress pics:
Before at 159lbs
After at 173lbs - 19/08/2012
This was a vest my younger brother brought me back from Venice Beach from his 2 week trip to Vegas and LA (very jealous). As you can see although I've gained 14lbs my arms and shoulders are still very defined.
I have also been sent a vest from Mas Body Development for training, it’s a perfect fit and very breathable material, Thanks again! These vests come in so many different colours and they also stock hoodies, joggers and shorts for training too. Make sure you check out their eBay store: Mas Body-Development
Over the next few weeks I will be updating the training section with my current DTP program which I’m seeing huge benefits from and also updating my new recipes that I’ve put together recently.
Another part of the blog that I'll be introducing with be transformation pictures from friends and family that I've recently helped out with nutrition and training plans. There's a mix of male/female lean gains and body fat cutting so keep an eye out for that once they finish their programs.
And last but not least could everyone just take 2 seconds to vote for my good friend and training buddy Nathan Warburton in the weeks Physique of the Week comp, Good Luck Bro!
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Some very exciting and big things will be happening with Aesthetic Lifestyle over the next few months, for example a transformation section where I'll post before and after pics of people (male and female) that I've been working with recently to help achieve their goals.
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
This simple recipe makes an amazing snack perfect before bed as it contain slow releasing protein (cottage cheese), easy absorbent protein (whey protein) and healthy fats (almonds and peanut butter). Just like my Protein Pancake recipe all ingredients can be adjusted or taken out providing it fits within your daily macronutrients. For example I’m currently eating and training for lean mass, but for someone that’s dieting to lose body fat they’d probably want to take out or lower the amount of the almonds or peanut butter within the recipe.
Prep time- 10 minutes
Setting time- 30-60 minutes
200g Natural Cottage Cheese
1 tbsp Peanut Butter
80ml Almond milk
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 scoop Whey Protein
1 tbsp Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa
First thing to do is blend up the almonds, I personally don’t like to blend them too finely as I prefer them still chunky. Then add 200g of low fat/no fat cottage cheese, peanut butter, whey protein, Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa, cinnamon and almond milk.
Blend until everything is mixed and you’re left with a nice think consistency (you may need to give it a few blends then scrape any peanut butter or whey protein off the sides-make sure the power to the blender is SWITCHED OFF before you stick a spoon in it). Next just simply pour into a bowl, cover with kitchen foil and put it in the freezer for 30-60 minutes (30mins for protein mousse or 60mins for protein ice cream).
Let me know what you think of the recipe by either commenting below or tweeting me on our new Aesthetic Lifestyle account.