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Weight loss and fitness camp avocado

Baked-Eggs-in-AvocadoIMG_9953-600x900Weight Loss and fitness camp Baked avocado and egg 

This dish always looks impressive just because it’s quite unusual looking.

It’s really easy to make and you can be creative with the toppings. This one is smoked paprika, chives and basil but a very popular one is to use chilli and cheese.

Ingredients Serves 6

3 Avocados

6 Eggs

Himalayan salt or a good quality sea salt

Ground Black Pepper

Fresh Chives

Smoked Paprika

Basil

Method

Cut the avocados in half and take out the stone. Using a teaspoon scoop a little avocado out to make the area larger where the stone was. Crack the egg and pour into the scooped area. Season with salt and pepper. Place in a 180 degrees oven for 20 minutes. Take the avocado and egg out of the oven and sprinkle with smoked paprika, basil and chives.

This is a nutritionally dense breakfast full of healthy fats and protein.

 

 

 

FitFarms Weight Loss Retreat Festive Greetings

seasons54Merry Festive Period to everyone and we hope you’re having a fantastic time celebrating with your family and friends.
I’m going to through this point in really early because it’s perfectly normal to overeat and drink over the Christmas and New Year. Whatever happens don’t think that you’ve messed everything up all you need to know is that you’ve you’ve got to jump back on the healthy wagon at some point. This some point can be tomorrow 2nd, 3rd or even mid January, probably best not to leave it until Summer but as long as you jump back on you’ll reach your goals.
FitFarms Weight loss retreat next year is looking very healthy! We’re re opening in Dorset which has always been a favourite with our guest mainly because of the fabulous swimming pool, accommodation and beautiful countryside.
We are also adding more variety to out exercise programme and we have a new nutritionist to run the workshops getting our guests up to date with the latest nutritional science and eliminating any myth and fads that may have been learnt.
The first course back is at the weight loss retreat in Derbyshire and the 7 night course starts on 31st January. We are offering readers of this article a £250 discount which lowers the price of the single room from £1499 to £1299 and the shared room from £1099 to £899.
Please please please remember the 80/ 20 rule it’s the most important point to living and happy, sustainable healthy life and have a great time over the New Year.

Weight Loss Retreat Massaman Curry

massamanMassaman Thai curry is relatively mild but if you need a little more heat just add some more chilli.

You can buy a decent healthy Massaman paste from the supermarket but if you have more time making your own is always going to be better. When buying the paste make sure to check the ingredients making sure the herbs and spices come first and avoid chemicals and sugar or at the least make sure they’re very low down the ingredient list.

OK first lets make a traditional massaman curry paste.

1/4 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts

2 shallots

5 garlic cloves peeled

2 re chillies add another 1 if you want to move up with the heat

1 inch of ginger

1 stalk of lemongrass

tsp coriander

tsp cumin

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp cardamon

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp shrimp paste

2tsp maple syrup

3 tbsp coconut milk

Now you’ve got all the ingredients together all you have to do is put into a blender and blend away to create a paste. If you want to turn it into  sauce add a tin of coconut milk. This is the typical southern Thai style way which has Indian influences in the spices.

FitFarms Weight loss retreat with homemade paste for 4

Add 1 can of coconut milk and 1 can of tinned tomatoes to the paste which turns it into a soup.

Bring to boil 2 lites of water in a large pot and add 2 leeks, 1 onion, 1 cauliflower and 2 pak choi and 250ml of vegetable stock.

Simmer for 40 minutes and then add the Massaman soup.

Note: If you decide to buy a good quality paste just add 1 tin of tomatoes and coconut milk to the bought paste to create the soup.

Cajun Chicken as the topping

Place 400 grams of chicken in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and cajun chicken.

Put into an oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

Pour the soup into a bowl and add the chicken

 

FitFarms Dorset Weight Loss Retreat

FitFarms Fitness BeachFitFarms Dorset weight loss and fitness retreat opens in March 2020.

We are based just 20 minutes from the market town of Blandford Forum in a beautiful little village called Wolland.

There are so many great benefits to FitFarms Dorset one being the fantastic swimming pool which we use for aqua aerobics, there is also a sauna where you can relax after the challenging FitFarms exercise day.

We will be running our first course at the end of March and guests will be able to book seven, six, five, four, three and two nights weight loss and fitness retreat.

FitFarms Dorset retreat is also probably one of our most retreat like destinations situated on an old dairy farm you will be literally in a field with no other houses around you just converted barns and a swimming / leisure complex. The farm is still a working dairy farm so there are lots of cows in the neighbouring fields which also adds to the escape to the country retreat feeling.

We will be running 4 this year the first in March which is always a good one to join us on just before the chocolate season of Eater begins. Then one in the middle of summer which is always a special one because we include a beach walk along Bournemouth seafront followed up by a stretch on the sand. The third one will be in September and the last one of the year will be in December where we have the festive healthy Christmas lunch.

The first year we ran FitFarms Dorset weight loss and fitness retreat was back in 2012 and has always been one of FitFarms’ most popular retreats but the accommodation went through some deep refurbishment forcing us to close down for a one year period. The dates will be going up on the FitFarms website in the next week so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

FitFarms Weight Loss Camp Recipe

chocolatemousse123If you have been to the FitFarms holistic weight loss boot camp you will be aware that every day at 7.30pm we have a snack which is protein based. The reason for this is that customers blood sugar levels drop in the middle of the night so they don’t have a goodnights sleep. This little protein snack helps balance the blood sugar levels making sure everyone sleeps like a baby after the days exercises.

Yoghurt Chocolate Mousse with Seeds (packed with protein and nutrient dense) 

Weight Loss Boot Camp healthy Ingredients 

200 grams of yoghurt

50 grams of good quality peanut butter

2 tablespoons of seeds

2 teaspoons of Cacao powder

1 banana

1/2 avocado

 

Weight Loss Boot Camp Method

This must be one of the easiest preparation methods because all you do is blend everything together and its ready to eat.

We suggest 3 tablespoons per person and you really don’t need anymore because it’s very filling.

It freezes well if you make too much and last 1 week in the fridge.

 

FitFarms Weight loss and Fitness Boot Camp

Nov 14The FitFarms Holistic weight loss and fitness boot camp is running in Norfolk from Friday 8th November until Friday 15th November.

It’s the last one for this year and we still have one space available. If there are any last minute person who would like a kick start to a healthier, happier you then do not hesitate to contact us through the website FitFarms.

The course will once again be action packed with exercises such as Boxercise, HIIT, Country and Beach Walks, Circuits and this week we are including ballet to give the fitness programme even more variety.

The accommodation is fabulous with 4 poster beds, Queen Size Slay beds and the twin rooms are spacious with neutral country furnishings.

FitFarms Norfolk is based 3 miles outside the historic market town of Fakenham and the added bonus on this course is the Holkham Estate Beach walk. Holkham Hall is a magnificent 18th century Palladian style building built by Sir Edward Coke and is worth a detour if you are ever near the Norfolk coast. FitFarms is here for a walk though and unfortunately no time for sightseeing so we head to the Holkham Hall car park and the group walk down onto a beach which is almost a mile wide when the tide is out. Everyone tends to get wet feet on this walk but the scenery makes it all worthwhile. The walk is approximately 2.5hrs and goes along the beach front and then back through an ancient forest until we reach Holkham Estate car park making the round trip.

We will be down in Norfolk again next year and we are pleased to say we will be re opening in Dorset near Blandford Forum as of March which is always a popular venue. these dates will be advertised on the FitFarms Weight loss and fitness retreat website in the next couple of weeks.

3 Weight Loss Retreats 2019

FitFarms Movement ExerciseTomorrow is the start of the third from last weight loss and fitness retreat and we are up in the beautiful Peak District.

This year we have ran more weight loss retreats in the Derbyshire site than any of our other venues which is simply down to customer choice. It’s not surprising as recently I found out that Derbyshire is the second most visited county after Cornwall. There are some stunning villages and towns in Derbyshire steeped with history including places which we visit on the weight loss retreat like Matlock, Wirksworth and Ashbourne on the way to the Carsington reservoir walk.

Walks maybe one of the reasons why the FitFarms Derbyshire weight loss retreat is so popular as we also have the Chatsworth house walk. This walk leaves from the pretty country cottages and winds through a forest up onto a pretty Derbyshire B road. The road gradually descends onto an off road track which goes through some breathtaking countryside and working Derbyshire farms. Once walkers come to the end of the track they enter the Chatsworth Estate. Then there is a flat river walk which takes the walkers over a little hump back bridge and into the House where a healthy packed lunch awaits them.

On 8th November FitFarms will be running the last 2019 weight loss and fitness retreat in Norfolk. The Norfolk retreat is very rural and has the added benefit of the Holkham Beach walk. This walk starts off at the National trust property Holkham Hall and goes straight down onto the extremely wide Norfolk beach. The walk goes along the beach to the seaside town of Wells and then back through an ancient forest to Holkham Hall.

The final course of the year is back in Derbyshire where the highlight of the course is the Healthy Christmas Lunch.

 

 

Full Fat Yoghurt at Weight Loss Retreat

400g-SU-yoghurt-On many of the FitFarm weight loss retreat and fitness programmes we get asked why we use full fat yoghurt instead of the reduced fat yoghurt.

The main reason is that when you take a substance out of a product you have to add a product and the added product is not a natural product so you end up having food which is not as nutritionally good for you. Full fat will also fill you up so you do not need to eat as much and it slows down the release of sugars into your bloodstream which stops you from overeating. If you are a calorie counter you will ultimately eat less calories during the day because you will feel fuller than if you were eating the processed less nutrient product.

 

The great thing about yoghurt is that it’s easy to make and full of nutrients. We’ve tried most of the major supermarket models and these are we what found were best for that full fat filling up feeling

Tesco, Lidl, Waitrose and Sainsburys. If you are feeling a little more flush “Straight Up” is extremely good. You’ll find this in Waitrose and some of the more high end stores like Selfridges and also in Farmers Markets.

The different ways we serve Full Fat Yoghurt at the weight loss and fitness retreat

Sprinkle of mixed seeds great for adding extra protein and healthy fat.

Sprinkle of nuts for the same nutritional value as the seeds.

Any type of berry as they are packed full of antioxidants  and they are great sources of fibre.

Weight loss retreat meat balls

BakedJuicyBeefMeatballswithRoastedSweetPotatoandBroccoli888028Lean beef meat balls in a tomato basil sauce served with roasted broccoli

This high in protein dish is a winter favourite and the roasted broccoli with Cornish rock salt makes a great vegetable side dish. It’s extremely easy to make and makes for a good family dish.

Ingredients 

500grams of lean beef mince

400grams of tin tomatoes

6 tbs of olive oil

2 brown onions

2 garlic cloves

2 handfuls of basil

1 tbs of dried mixed herbs

500 ml of fresh beef stock

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 x Broccoli

 

Cooking Method

Cook off the onions and garlic in olive oil.

Then add the herbs, tomatoes and beef stock and bring to a simmer.

To prepare the meat balls mix the garlic, dried herbs, salt and pepper.

Wet your hands and roll the mixture into balls.

Next brown of the meat balls and then add them to the sauce and cook in 180 degree oven for 40 minutes.

 

Roasted broccoli 

Cut the broccoli into medium size pieces.

Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with the Cornish rock salt.

Place in the oven at 150 degrees.

Serve the meat balls and sauce next to the broccoli and garnish with basil.

Weight loss retreat cod with vine tomatoes

merlin_151791966_abb05c69-bdb1-46ee-9bf3-92205387ec0c-articleLargeThe Friday Dinner at FitFarms Weight loss retreat is fresh cod served with cherry tomatoes and a homemade pesto sauce.

Ingredients per person

250 grams of Atlantic cod

10 Vine Cherry Tomatoes

2 Handfuls of kale

 

Pesto Sauce

1 cup of basil leaves

4 cloves of peeled garlic

2 tablespoons of pine nuts

2 tablespoons of walnuts

1/3 cup of grated parmesan

1/3 cup of good quality virgin olive oil

Cornish rock salt and ground black pepper to season

 

Pesto Sauce

Put the basil, garlic, pine nuts, walnuts, and parmesan into a food processor and blend together.

Drizzle the olive oil and season until you have the correct thickness and taste.

Place into a fridge overnight

 

Place the cod and vine tomatoes onto tin foil and make into a parcel season with salt and pepper and put into a 180 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Whilst this is cooking steam the kale.

Make a bed of kale on a plate, place the cod and cherry tomatoes on the top. Finally drizzle the pesto sauce over the cod.