Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rest in peace little guy

One of my greatest treasure died this week. We all know how hard it was for me to get over George's passing. Well, this one just made me cry. My magic bullet spun its last chickpea. Boy did the magic bullet make cooking fun and easy. Presto its pesto night is on hold. Hummus or Hammas night is tentative- this is where the Jerusalem artichoke met the chickpea in a sign of peace and flavor. These days have passed. I can't wait to hit Walmart this weekend.
Okay so on to better things..
So a few are interested in my meals. I am anxiously awaiting my containers and refrigerator and then I am up and running. Prices are done. Menus are set . And now it is time to take the bull by the horns and run with it.
So I need one or two more of you folks to make my prepared meal business work! Hit me up if you are interested.

Here is something that I have told you guys time and time again. Exercise is numbers game. I cannot stress this enough. When people who train with me are not seeing results I have to ask them, how many calories are you burning a week? If they don't know, well it is because they are not keeping track of the numbers.
So let's do a simple recap.
1. Calculate you resting metabolism. Resting metabolism is what your body burns at rest.
look at for how to do this. Mine is 2000.
2. track the amount of calories you take in. I eat 3000 calories a day. which mean for me not to gain weight, I must burn 1000 calories. If i wanted to loose weight, I would have to either
a) eat less than 2000 calories so that there is a caloric deficit, or b) burn more than 1000 calories a day to loose any weight.
3. To loose one pound of fat you must burn 3500 calories. For example, if I were to want to loose weight, I would have to eat 2000 calories (my resting metabolism) and burn 500 calories a day, 7 days a week to burn one pound of fat. If I ate 2500 calories a day, I would have to burn 1000 calories a day to burn one pound of fat.
This is what I mean...weight loss is all about numbers. If you don't hit them, you will not see any results. Record, record record is all I can say! Just doing the math should burn 5o calories!
Recipe of the day....
Lentil Soup
This serves a ton of people!
1.5 cup beluga black lentils
1 cup carrots diced
1 bunch kale, torn thin
1 zucchini diced
1 onion diced
1 stalk celery diced
1 cup frozen corn
1 box of chicken or veggie stock
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp fennel seed
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp sage
This is simple. take the spices and mix in coffee grinder (or magic bullet if you are lucky). Add to large soup pot with remaining ingredients. Rise to a boil, cover then simmer for 2to 3 hours or until lentils are tender. Add water if it becomes to thick. That is it!