As we begin 2018, we always have our best intentions at heart. Keeping fit, going on a diet and dry January are some of the most popular resolutions, especially here at TTM HQ.
We thought this would be a great excuse to pick the brains of one of our models and personal trainers James Garrity. James has worked as a personal trainer for a number of years and now runs his own business, James Garrity Fitness.
Take a look at some of James’ top fitness tips:
§  –Do NOT leave it until the summer! Many people begin training and dieting for their ‘holiday body’ as summer approaches, usually ending up in an even worse predicament by crash dieting. Start early and feel amazing by the time the summer gets here.
§ – Find a well-qualified personal trainer and/or nutritionist that can support you on what is the best nutrition and exercise plan for your needs.
§  –If you do go it alone, work out your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE), there are lots of reliable online easy to use calculators, once you have your daily recommended calories for your goal stick to your TDEE each day by eating a healthy balanced diet and your goals will be met in a short period of time.
James has also recommended a delicious and nutritional recipe to share with you all. We know what we will be having for brunch this weekend!
Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon, Goats Cheese and Capers.
1 slice country or sourdough bread, approximate
1/2 inch thick
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon (15g) goat cheese, or enough to spread a thin layer over surface of bread
1/2 medium pitted and peeled Hass avocado
1 teaspoon capers, plus more to taste
2 slices tomato from 1 medium tomato
3 thin slices red onion, cut in rounds from 1 medium onion
3 pieces thinly sliced smoked salmon
Freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste, from 1/2 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lightly brush bread with olive oil and toast to desired level of doneness. Spread goat cheese over surface. Top with avocado and mash with a fork to cover entire surface. Sprinkle capers evenly across surface and top with tomato, red onion, and smoked salmon. Add lemon juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.
Here’s to the new and improved you!
Take a closer look at James:

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