CREAM OF TURKEY

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Healthy Turkey Leftover Recipe #2 – Fitness Camp

This weekend, along side our SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE, we’ve been sharing our favorite healthy retreat Thanksgiving leftover recipes. It’s very important to get yourself back on track ASAP so that you don’t fall back on those bad eating habits that comes with the holiday’s. Today we’ll be using more turkey leftovers to make Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup!

Ingredients:
1 medium chopped onion
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 cup of sliced carrots
1/2 cup of celery
2 tbsp butter
3 cup water
2 cup chicken broth
1 pack of long grain and wild rice mix (6 oz)
2 cups diced cooked turkey
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Minced fresh parsley
Directions:
In a large saucepan, cook onion, mushrooms, carrots and celery in butter until onion is soft. Add rice, broth, and water with seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20-25 minutes. Stir in turkey and cream and heat through out. Sprinkle on parsley.

There you have it! A quick, easy, and healthy retreat dish to utilize your left over turkey. Check back with us tomorrow and we’ll have a new recipe for you! And don’t forget about our SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE!  Sale ends Sunday Nov 27th at Midnight! Don’t miss out!
 
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Turkey and Green-Apple Salad with Mint Dressing

We’ve been helping you stay healthy this holiday season with healthy ideas for holiday dishes. This weekend not only are we going to have our SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE, we’re also going to have a special series to help you get back on track and lose whatever weight you may put on this Thanksgiving. Today we have a quick and healthy way to eat turkey leftovers, Turkey and Green Apple Salad!

Ingredients

1/4 can fresh mint
1 small shallot
Juice 1/2 large lemon
2 tablespoon Gin
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 canola oil
1 pound of turkey
2 Granny Smith apples
2 green onions
6 tablespoon chopped pistachios
5 oz. mixed salad greens

Dressing: Pulse together mint, shallot, lemon juice, gin, and honey until shallot is minced in a food processor. While still running, slowly add oil.

Salad: In a medium bowl, add turkey, apples, green onions, pistachios, and dressing.
Divide lettuce among plates. Add  remaining dressing and top with 1 cup turkey-apple mixture. Garnish with left over pistachios.

This is a great healthy use of left over turkey meat. Remember don’t beat yourself up about indulging in the holiday dishes. We got your back! With smart, healthier choices we can stay fit and reach our goal!

Live in fitness!!

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HEALTHY THANKSGIVING SIDES

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Mashed Butternut Casserole!

as part of our Healthy Holidays series of recipes we told you about Glazed Sweet Potatoes as a delicious healthy alternative to Candied Yams. Today we’re following that up with a new tasty substitute for mashed potatoes in Live in Fitness Camp.

Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray

3 slices of turkey bacon
1 1/2 cups chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon light buttery spread
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups cubed butternut squash
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 8″x 8″ baking pan with cooking spray.

2. Cook turkey bacon until crispy and chop. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place on medium/high heat. Add your cayenne pepper, onion, butter spread, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook while stirring for 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue stirring for 20 to 25 minutes. When it’s surface is browned remove from heat.

3. Set a large pot of water to a boil. Add squash and cook 12 to 15 minutes until soft. Once drained, mash the squash into a large bowl. Adding garlic, cheese, pepper, and salt. Mixing well while crumbling into tiny pieces. Spread mix in the baking pan and top with caramelized onion and bacon. Bake for 15 minutes or until hot.

That’s it’s for our 2nd favorite Healthy Holidays series! We’ll have more for you next week. Remember we’re all tempted to cave in during these times but with a few simple changes and intelligent choices we’ll stay on track to living healthier, smarter, and happier.

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WHY YOU STRUGGLE TO LOSE WEIGHT!

YOU LOSE WEIGHT DIFFERENTLY

Many people think that there is a one size fits all approach to losing weight and keeping your body balanced, but that is far from the truth.  We are all unique, and when faced with losing weight or changing our body composition, we must have a customized approach.  We perform a series of Tests & Assessments so that we can put a specific plan to get you to your fitness & weight loss goals.  One of the obvious pieces of data that we need to be able to put a plan together, is to find out your resting metabolic rate (RMR).  Here is a letter from a wonderful guest of ours who has lost 31 lbs using this important data…….

Dear Live in Fitness!!

Once again I’m thrilled to report I’m stronger than Howard (my husband)!!! (Just Kidding).  No, but usually I do find it hard to pick up my plants in their heavy pots to get them outside for fresh air! But guess what?!  I was able to bring them out with no problem this time…

Also I’m excited to say, that  after the third time it finally is sinking in that the RMR of 1297 is a number that is key to my continued weight loss…This particular test is giving me a platform to guide my vehicle (as Eric taught me) into the ability to deduct my calories from that total and know precisely the needed calories i burn in order to either stay at my current weight of 146lbs or to continue to my goal of 125lbs.

At 5’2 and 177 lbs where I began my journey, it was getting harder and harder  to bring down my cholesterol of 270.  Now I’m excited to get my numbers from my doctor and I’ll let you know!

Please tell all the trainers, the chefs and the entire staff that I could not have done it without y’all… The peace of Hilton Head Island, the amazing meals and those outrageous coconut chocolate chip macaroons at night……tell Matt WooHoo!!

All in all I met great friends and feel you are all like family to me!!

I have to come back again soon and I will!  I had the best time ever!!!

Give my regards to Eric and tell him thank you for bringing a little piece of Paradise into my life!

Theresa

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YOUR RESTING METABOLIC RATE

This is the rate at which your body burns calories (otherwise known as the fuel that revs your engine).  If you consume more fuel than what your tank can hold, you will gain weight.  If you are trying to reduce your weight, you will need to burn off more calories than what you are consuming.   The question is, how do you know how many calories you need to burn to get to your goal?  How many calories do you need to burn to then maintain your weight?  We are able to find this out thru our RMR Testing that we do on site.  Once we have that number for you, we can more accurately determine how many calories you should be consuming each day, and how many more calories you need to burn thru exercise to get to your goals in the most effective and efficient way possible.  You are unique, and your fitness & weight loss program needs to be too!

Live in Fitness!  – Boot Camp

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LEARNING BALANCE

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We all stress about balancing different aspects of our lives, specifically how much time we spend on our health, social life, family and career. Here is a quick exercise that can help you see what life balance means to you. If you haven’t tried this, this will help with prioritizing and balancing what’s most important to you.

Using the chart below, we’re going to look at where you are now, and address where you want to be. Do a before and after list to see the difference. First, write down the percentage of time you currently (don’t lie!) spend on these different areas in your life. After you’re done, I want you to pretend that you only have one hour in your day.  How would you priorities the time among each of these life areas? Make sure it all equals to 100%

balance-pie-sheet-fat-campAfter writing the list, here are things to note: 

Strengths and Weaknesses.

What types of things can you do to get yourself in Balance? List your strengths and weaknesses.

Explain in detail; ideas to focus on strengths and use your weaknesses as strengths: (A great resource for doing this is the Gallup Strength Finders Test)

Visualization
How Do You Want to Look? Which areas do you need to improve? Visualize your Goal! Take a moment and imagine the ideal you.  When you have the picture in your head, it’s time to go find yourself. You can find pictures online of things you want to accomplish and pictures of your ideal body. Save those pictures or even print them and put them on your fridge. They will serve as a reminder and motivation to keep you focused on what you really want to achieve.

It is important to write down our goals and thoughts to help us better understand them, and for us to really know and visualize what our goals are. Realizing out strengths and weaknesses is a big step in working on moving forward and bettering ourselves. The first step is to admit you need to work on certain aspects of your life in order to make a change that will help guide you in the right direction mentally and physically.

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