April 2018

Tara Hammett

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Tara HammettI can help you transform from feeling miserable, unhealthy and tired to CONFIDENT, full of energy and in LOVE with life.

Make my lifestyle programme your lifestyle programme. Stop blaming and complaining...

Stop Wishing...Start Doing...

 

‘You are what you eat’

Spicy Tofu Soup

recipeIngredients:

For the soup:
3 Chopped sweet potatoes
1kg Peeled, chopped carrots
1/2 Bag chopped frozen onions
1 Handful chopped coriander (fresh or frozen)
1 Teaspoon garam masala
1/2 Teaspoon cumin
1/2 Teaspoon ginger
1 1/2 Pints water
1 Teaspoon coconut oil

For the Tikka Tofu:
1/2 Pack of The Tofoo Co tofu**, chopped into chunks
1 Teaspoon garam masala
1/2 Teaspoon chilli flakes

Mixed seeds to garnish

** stocked in major supermarkets such as Co-Op, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose tofoo.co.uk/stockists

 

 

How to:

Heat a big pan, add the coconut oil, then add to that all the soup ingredients. Simmer for approx 30 minutes. Or you can add it all to the slow cooker on medium and leave for 4-6 hours.

Blitz with a hand blender to your desired consistency.

Mix the tofu with the spices. Pop on a hot pan and cook evenly for 5-7 mins.

Serve your soup hot, with the spicy tofu on top and sprinkle with some seeds.

This recipe made 3 servings.

‘Feel the fear - but do it anyway’

Have you made a habit of daily reading?

Having a daily brain workout is one of my biggest tips to help you stay mentally AND physically healthy.

Everyday stuff is continually going on in our minds:

  • Overthinking
  • Paranoia
  • Stressing
  • Worrying
  • Criticising

All thoughts and stories we tell ourself which are untrue or we waste time wondering and worrying about things that may never happen.

We may never stop these thoughts from entering our mind, but being able to recognise what's going on and putting things into perspective we can feel much more positive and free from negative, energy-consuming thoughts.

So many of us let our barriers down and let negativity and mindlessness take over.

  • Waste time on social media.
  • Nosey at what others are doing.
  • Sit with loved ones yet staring at phones.

All mindless habits which stop us from being present and focusing on our own business.

How many times have you said you're too busy, there's not enough time etc. yet during the day get caught up in gossip, scrolling down timelines or clicking on a link which takes you to something you don’t even want to look at or need? (I know I have).

Dedicating some time to learning about your thoughts, your feelings and putting things into perspective could be the most productive thing you do for the rest of your day.

There are constant wars going on in people’s minds over the past (which has gone), the future (which hasn't happened) and people miss being present and dealing with now.

During a recent Life Taransformer meeting, the subject came up about how to deal with negative, judgmental people.

This can be so upsetting when you see and hear things that are negative, but, always remember - that it is a reflection of them. Very often people like this are unhappy with their own lives and what they give out is a projection of what’s going on with them inside.

It would be good to try and consciously consider who you allow into your life and not be surrounded by people that are negative and bring you down.

Jim Rohn once said "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with".
As much as possible surround yourself with people who lift you, who bring out the best in you and help you grow.

Less drainers and more radiators!

Many who I work with haven't made reading a daily habit, and can often struggle with making the time to read, to enjoy it, or have the attention span to do it.

So here's some tips to help you make it a simple habit:

1) Get a book
That's a good place to start. Saying it and Doing it are two totally different things. Get something you fancy and make a start

2) Plan just 10 minutes in your day
Make it first thing, lunchtime or in the evening - Maybe whilst in the bath.

3) Switch your phone to airplane mode
Block out those distractions!

4) Consider using Audible/audio books
Maybe you don’t enjoy reading but listening to a book may be more appealing or convenient.

5) Again...if a book isn't your thing, subscribe to a podcast
There are so many out there to choose from: health & nutrition, how to tackle binge eating, meditating or how to manage anxiety. You can listen to an audio book or podcast in the car, or when you're walking or instead of watching TV when you're at home.

When you have a healthier mind, healthier thoughts and a more positive outlook you'll get a
healthier body, a healthier lifestyle, and a healthier relationship with yourself.

You can learn to love yourself and believe in yourself more.

Protect your mind. It's yours to look after and determines how you are going to be and feel...keep it strong.

Here’s a little workout to keep you focused and motivated.

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