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 or Fat Farm 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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FITNESS & HEALTH!

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The Gift of Fitness & Health

It is Important that we don’t let ourselves go. We focus lots of our time and energy on keeping our families happy, keeping up with our social lives, keeping up with our bills and not losing our jobs. It seems as though we forget that in order to keep all those things in track, we must pay a lot more attention than we do on our physical and mental health.

This holiday we suggest you treat yourself or a loved one who may need this more than anything, to the gift of fitness and health! At Live in Fitness weight loss camp, we provide you with the steps you need to lead a healthier and fitter life. What better way to get started on such an important part of your life, than doing it at a state of the art weight loss fitness camp retreat at Hilton Head island. No better way to get up and be motivated every morning than at our islands retreat.

Our programs are designed and customized to your body type, level and age. After our complete assessments and testing, we make sure to give each person the exact amount of attention their body needs and has been craving.

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Food is Fuel

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Once you have a purpose, an understanding of your behavior, motivation, a goal and a strong comprehensive plan, it’s time to think about the role nutrition plays in your success. The first thing to know is that it’s no small part; in fact, it’s 70 percent of the game. No matter what else you do, you will fail unless you eat the right foods in the right portions. It is much easier to have a good diet and a little exercise to lose weight. The other is an uphill battle eating a lot and doing a ton of cardio. Take the easy road. – Boot Camps

Let’s face it⎯food is awesome!  It tastes good, smells good, fuels our bodies, is something to enjoy with friends and family, and makes us happy when only moments before we were cranky.  It’s one of the purest joys in our lives, and there’s absolutely no reason to deprive yourself of it.  In fact, it’s okay to love it.  That’s right, I said it.  There’s nothing wrong with loving food…as long as we understand that it can’t love you back⎯it’s food.  It’s there to give us power, not make us powerless.  It’s there to help us, not make us feel helpless.  It’s there to serve us, but we are responsible for choosing the servings.

I don’t like to say there are certain hard fast rules you have to follow when it comes to food, because everyone enjoys food, especially different foods, in their own way. Instead, I’m going to share some vital information about how certain macronutrients affect your body, as well as a group of principles you can use as a guide when you’re faced with making healthy (both physical and emotional) decisions.   

Macronutrients

Macronutrients is an umbrella term for the nutrients that provide calories or energy. Macronutrients are Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat.  Like everything else we’ve talked about so far, balancing these and eating them in the right proportions is imperative to your fitness, health, and weight-loss success.  Optimally, your diet should consist of:

  • Carbohydrates (4 calories per gram)– 20-40%
  • Protein (4 calories per gram) – 20-40%
  • Fat (9 calories per gram) – 20%-35%

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the kings of the macronutrient jungle,  because they are your body’s main source of fuel⎯your body easily uses them for energy. Every tissue and cell in your body can use glucose for energy!  Carbohydrates are also needed if you want your important stuff to function properly: the brain, the central nervous system, the kidneys, and the muscles (including the heart).  Wait…there’s still more⎯they also can be stored in the muscles and liver for later use, as well as playing a vital role in intestinal health and waste elimination.

For Our Science : Carbs Raise blood sugar level this will help with the balancing of the Macronutrients later and is the Principle 1. Why we Eat all Macro’s together every sitting.Carbs raise blood sugar. Gives you Energy!

Protein

Protein, the stabilizer of blood sugar, has many other roles in the body.  It’s important for growth (especially for children, teens, and pregnant women), tissue repair, immune function, production of essential enzymes and hormones, energy when no carbohydrates are available, and last but not least, preserving and Building lean muscle mass.

Fat 

Hey, wait…isn’t this what we’re trying to get rid of?  Yes, but we’re going to remove it from our bellies, backsides, etc….not from our diet⎯it is essential for survival.  Fat has become the villain in our battle against weight gain because, as we stated earlier, one gram of fat has 9 calories, as opposed to the 4 calories in carbohydrates and protein.  But fat definitely plays some very important roles in our body: it aids in normal growth and development, is a great source of energy, absorbs certain vitamins, maintains cell membranes, provides cushion for the organs, and provides taste and stability to food.

If you enjoyed reading this, stay tuned! More fun food facts to come weekly from our top nutritionists.

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated + CYBER MONDAY SALE!

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We all know it’s hard staying on task sometimes. Some weeks we just aren’t see the results as quickly as we’d like and we lose focus. Our schedule fills up and we aren’t able to exercise or we just don’t feel like it! Here are someways to help you make it through those times and remember why we’re doing this!

1. FIND REGULAR TIME TO WORKOUT
Take a moment to write out your weekly schedule and set aside 1 hour each day for workout. Some people do it at night and some in the morning. It’s up to you what works best but stick to it! Things come up and they always will but you have to set a regular route to reach your goal. Don’t let distractions deter you.

2. SET YOUR GOALS
Whether it’s fitting into a new bikini, a marathon coming up, getting back to a previous size, etc it’s important to pick a goal so you have something to shoot for.

3. CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Stop thinking of yourself as someone who doesn’t work out or a lazy person. Start thinking of yourself as an athlete. It’s not as hard as it sounds. You need to change your perspective so you stop seeing yourself as someone who can’t do it and start feeling that your really can do it. Your self image or busy schedule is not an excuse!

4. DEVELOP A SUPPORT NETWORK
We all can have trouble asking for help. We think it’s a sign of weakness to not be able to strive through something on our own. But that isn’t reality. Human beings are social creatures. We’ve evolved to need and depend on our fellow humans for motivation, guidance, and comfort. Gather the people who can help you get to where you want to be.

5. HAVE FUN!
Don’t be so serious! This is supposed to be difficult but it’s also supposed to be fun. Find activities you find challenging but also something you enjoy doing. Whether its hiking, a new sport, yoga. What’s important is that you’re having fun and sticking to your goal.

It gets hard sometimes to stay on top of our game. But we have to hang in there. These steps should help you keep your eyes on the prize and not burn out. Humans are amazing at adapting and withstanding the toughest odds. People, no different from you, do what you’re trying to do ever day. So can you.

If you are looking for expert training at a vacation resort, check out our CYBER MONDAY SALE ASAP it is our lowest price of the year! Act soon as we have limited spots available. Our clients are trained from the top fitness guru’s in the world, and let’s not forget the tastiest customized meal plans from our expert nutritionists at our islands retreat.

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ENERGY BOOST

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Hey guys! Hope you are having a great long holiday weekend. Have you taken advantage of our SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE for our Fitness Retreat? The sale ends tonight so don’t miss out!

Since tomorrow is Monday and it’s back to the daily grind we’ve got 2 recipes to help you cleanse your system and give you an energy boost to get you ready to get back at it! Today we have a Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado and a special Reenergizer Smoothie to top it off.

Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado

1 cup shrimp
2 Tablespoon chili oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cubed avocado
1 cubed grapefruit
1 cup cooked rice, cold
1/4 cup balsamic reduction
salad greens

Directions:

Cook the shrimp in a saucepan over medium heat in chili oil until starting to brown. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper. Pack ½ of the cubed avocado as tightly as you can in a measuring cup. Cover with rice, and pack down firmly. Pour upside down onto a plate prepared with greens. Top with a layer of grapefruit and the shrimp. Drizzle the balsamic reduction. Served immediately.

Reenergizer Smoothie:

6 once coconut milk
2 1/2 handfuls of spinach
1 small handful of kale
1 cup of frozen pineapples
Dash of cinnamon
B12 drops
Gogi berries, for topping

That’s it! Remember to check out the SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE while you still have a chance! Clocks ticking! Time to get back on track and back in the race to being fitter, happier, and more productive.

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