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Easter Eggs & Ripped Abs?! Whaaat?!

Healthy Green Garden Omelet

Here it comes! Another holiday at Live in Fitness, and we know everyone loves to use as an excuse to binge! Everyone has that urge so don’t feel so bad. Besides, we got your back! Eggs are an old  staple of Easter and what better way to start your Easter Sunday than with a delicious breakfast of eggs, greens, and fruit!

Chef Andie will walk you through all the steps needed to make this delicious meal. She’ll show you exactly what you need to do to make your Easter eggs the perfect and healthy way. Check the ingredients you will be needing below!

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This recipe is part of a giant vault of videos and recipes given to you when you complete our program. It’s just a taste of the kind of nutritional training you receive at our fitness retreats . We provide a multitude of classes with the sole purpose of preparing you for home so you can KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF FOR GOOD! Check out our AMAZING DEAL and join us at one of our beautiful locations in Hilton Head or our newest location in Los Angeles!

 

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Healthy Holiday Baking Substitutes!

 

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A lot of us love baking during the holidays. With so many tempting treats and friend and family gatherings to attend, it’s best to make your treats as healthy as possible. We’ve got a few ideas for ingredient substitutes to make all your favorite treats healthy and delicious.

Vanilla for sugar

Cutting your sugar in half and replacing that half with vanilla extract is a great way to reduce your sugar intake while still making your treats just as sweet. Finding a good balance between the two may take some practice but the end results are very rewarding.

Whole wheat flour for white flour

In any baked good you can replace white flour with wheat flour for greater nutrients, flavor, and texture. Whole wheat flour is also high in fiber, which aids in digestion and can even lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Evaporated skim milk for cream

It’s the same consistency and although evaporated skim milk has a bit more sugar than cream  it only has half the fat making it well worth the switch.

Chia seeds for butter

Chia seeds work well to substitute about half of the butter a recipe calls for. Combine 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 9 tablespoons water, let sit for 15 minutes, and you get a gel that’s the perfect consistency to stand in for fat in baking recipes.

Flax meal for eggs

Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds and 3 tablespoons of water and whisk to combine. Now let it sit in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. The result ends with a perfect substitute for 1 egg in any baked recipe.

With these substitutes you’ll be sure to make any treat this year delicious and healthy. Check back later for other great cooking ingredient substitutes! Also Fitfam, nothing is better than gifting yourself, or loved one,  with fitness and health. Check out our amazing holiday special for our weight loss retreat!

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Delicious Holiday Recipes Made Right!

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Holiday Recipes Made Right!

Hey FitFam, the holiday season is here and with it comes all of that fatty delicious food we love so much. We know you’ve been trying your very best to keep that winter weight under control but some times we can’t help it when everything smells so good!

Here are 2 equally delicious and quick recipes that will help you stay fit and not miss out of that holiday feast. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Raspberry Sauce. 

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

1.5 pounds unpeeled red potatoes, cubed

3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin

1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk

4-5 tbsp chopped Fresh dill leaves / parsley leaves

2 tbsp butter

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions:

  1. Put potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, uncover (about 20 minutes). Drain; return to pot over low heat.
  2. Add butter, garlic, milk, salt, and pepper. Mash potatoes with a potato masher to preferred consistency. Mix in fresh herbs (Dill leaves / Parsley Leaves)

Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread Pudding With Raspberry Sauce:

Ingredients:

Cooking Spray

1 cup sugar

3/4 tsp cinnamon

2 large eggs

2 large egg whites

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk

6 cups multigrain bread cubed

1/3 cup chopped chocolate

1 10oz package frozen raspberries in light syrup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray
  3. Pour sugar and cinnamon in large bowl; Stir and let stand 5 minutes. Pour mixture into baking dish.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Puree thawed raspberries with syrup in food processor. Transfer mix to a strainer over a bowl. Press on solids with wooden spoons;throw away seeds. Save sauce. Spoon 1/8 pudding into bowls. Serve with raspberry sauce.
There you have it. 2 great treats to keep your Winter Holidays yummy and healthy. Check back with us through out the month for more great recipes to stay on track to reach our goals!! Also Fitfam, nothing is better than gifting yourself, or loved one,  with fitness and health. Check out our incredible holiday special for our fitness retreat!
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5 Ways To Help You Stay Fit During Winter!

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It’s getting colder and colder outside. Christmas is right around the corner and your town may already be getting some snow. Feeling the temperature drop can make us all feel a little lazy. Before you break out the hot cocoa and snuggle up we have some great tips to help you stay motivated and keep fit this winter.

1. Avoid sugary coffees. It’s tempting to head to your local coffee shop day after day for the extra boost and warm sugary goodness. But instead of taking in all that sugar and caffein try a hot tea. Tea is cheaper and much healthier and it does a great job warming you up on a particularly cold day.

2. Eat the occasional sweet. It seems counter productive but lets be honest with ourselves: It’s the holidays and we are going to eat sweet treats. It’s just how it is. Instead of torturing yourself and eventually binging at a holiday party on snacks, pace yourself. Allow yourself a treat every once in awhile. Candy canes are low in calories and dark chocolate is much better for you than milk chocolate.

3. Ice Skating Getting out and going for a jog can be particularly tough when it’s cold outside. But if you make your outdoor cardio part of a funner, winter based sport, it can be extremely rewarding. Get your loved ones out of the house, bundle up and head to the local ice rink. Focusing on sports you can only enjoy during winter can help motivate you to get out and get active.

4. Work out videos. Live in Fitness, as well as running a world class weight loss camp, we have great online videos via FitClub.tv. We have great motivational, nutrition, and work out vids covering a wide range of exercises you can do at home with little to no equipment. Check out our YouTube channel for more information.

5. Swim If you have a local gym or YMCA that has a pool, swimming is another great form of cardio when jogging isn’t an option. It’s refreshing and gets you out of the house and back in the gym. If you manage to make it a weekly part of your exercise routine you can develop a great habit to carry into the warmer months.

As difficult as it can be, cold weather isn’t an excuse to be lazy. Save those snuggles for when the work is done. Get up, get out, and get going. Be person out of your friends and family who didn’t put on winter weight and looks better than ever.

 

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5 Misconceptions About “Fat Camps”

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The term Fat Camp has been around a long time. In recent years it’s become a taboo term. In reality there isn’t much difference in Fat Camps vs Fitness Camps. So you shouldn’t let the name scare you off. Most modern camps serve the same function: achieve the body you desire in the healthiest way possible. Here are 5 misconceptions about Fat Camps.

1. Fat Camps are for kids. Though the term “Fat Camp” or “Fat Farm” once referred to camps for over weight children this is no longer the case. The majority of people choosing to travel and stay in fitness camps are adults. Adults are making the choice to get healthier in a controlled setting together in record numbers.

2. Fat Camps focus on beauty rather than health. In the 1970s this was very much the case. Children and adults signed up for camps that focused on how to make you as skinny as possible in the least about of time while many of the time sacrificing the clients health and mental well being. This is not how modern camps work. Camps pride themselves on finding the best, healthiest solution for getting each person the help they need to lose weight.

3. It’s only about exercise. This is also not true. Though a large percentage of the time spent at camp is to exercise a big portion of your time will be devoted to nutrition and behavioral development. You have to get your mind and your eating right if you’re going to keep the weight off.

4. It’s like boot camp for civilians. Though it is important to push you to your absolute limits at times to get to that next level we will never shame you or bring you down as a attempt to motivate you. Our job is to inspire and encourage you to do your best.

5. It’s only for people who are over weight. Fat Camp doesn’t mean FAT PEOPLE CAMP. It’s for people who have weight they want to lose and to become a healthier human being. People who aren’t necessarily over weight still frequent fitness camps to get healthier, stronger, and get the body they envision themselves having.

Remember the most important thing about choosing a camp isn’t what it’s called but that it helps you reach your goals in a productive, healthy, and satisfying way. Live In Fitness prides itself on doing that and much much more. Check out our testimonials and Youtube for more information on what we have to offer!!

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