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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.

 

 

FitFarms Weight loss boot camp Power Balls

Traditional weight loss boot camp and fat camp foodpeanut-butter-power-balls-4 made tasty by FitFarms.

Recipe 1 Peanut based power balls

This is a favourite at our holistic weight loss boot camps because they are tasty to snack on and nutrient dense.

We like to use it at FitFarms because its a low carbohydrate food has good amounts of protein and healthy fats. It’s also high in magnesium which is good for people who have diabetes.

Ingredients for 10 power balls 

4 tablespoons of good quality peanut butter

2 teaspoons of honey

10 tablespoons of Goji berries (they are packed full of minerals and vitamins plus they are good for blood sugar levels)

10 tablespoons of mixed nuts

Method 

Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend together.

Wet your hands so the mixture does not stick to your hands and make into 10 balls.

They are ready to eat straight away!

 

 

Weight Loss Retreat Lamb Koftas Minted Yoghurt

kofta-kebabs-cookery-schoolThis is one of the FitFarms Weight Loss Retreats Most Popular Nutrition Dishes!

Lamb Kofta Ingredients 

250grams of lean lamb cubed

1 small onion

1 garlic clove

4 sprigs of mint

Handful of coriander

1 fresh chilli

 

Minted Yoghurt Ingredients

3 tbsp greek yoghurt

2 sprigs of fresh mint

Pinch of ground turmeric

Lemons

 

Weight Loss Retreat Kofta and Mint Sauce Cooking Method 

Mix together all the ingredients for the minted yoghurt and set to one side.

Chop the onion and garlic and blend together with the coriander and sprigs of mint.

Then add all the ingredients into a mixer bowl and blend together.

With your hands roll into sausages and push them onto skewers.

Place in the oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

Take them out from the oven and serve with a good quality wholemeal flat bread, lemon  and the minted yoghurt.

Derbyshire Weight Loss Retreat October

darwin lakeThe FitFarms Derbyshire weight loss retreat started on 27th September and despite the rainy weather it was one of the most positive weeks that FitFarms has had over the Summer and Autumn period. There were weight losses of up to 10lbs with the average being approximately 6lbs. Here at FitFarms though we concentrate mostly on lifestyle change so the weight loss is sustainable over a long period of time. One of the many ways we get achieve this is by introducing the 80 / 20 percentage rule to our customers. This equates to be healthy 80 percent of the time and a little bit more relaxed for the other 20 percent. The 80 percent is often Monday to Friday and the 20 percent over the weekend. However what is very important to remember is that we are humans and there will be errors so you need to have some flexibility on the 80 / 20. If your weekend goes over to Monday you just need to reign in a little bit the following weekend just to re address the balance.

The other workshops we covered on this course was Louise’s very popular “Barriers to Exercise” and the Nutrition workshops were we now split into three groups. On the last day we introduced a quiz just to recap on the areas that were covered during the course.

The food which is always a highlight on the courses was conjured up by our Manchester chef Dean. There were some fantastic snacks covering a healthy chocolate mousse to power balls made with peanut butter, nuts, seeds and dried fruit which was the ultimate favourite at the end of the week. The science behind the nutrition programme is balancing blood sugar levels and portion control. We tend to not talk too much about calories as people can become a little overly occupied by calorie counting which is not mentally healthy especially as there are good and bad calories so it’s not just as simple as how many.

The next Derbyshire course we run starts on 18th October and we have two spaces available.

 

FitFarms Retreat Spain New Venue

villa 2FitFarms Spain has now been running for 7 years and is extremely popular with returning and new guests. The new site will open on Friday 6th March 2020 and the airport where we collect from is Barcelona.

For full details of the new venue just click here FitFarms Weight loss and Fitness Camp Spain

We started the Spain weight loss and fitness retreats because we had a lot of guests asking for it after they had finished their UK weight loss and fitness retreat programme and understandably because what could be more enjoyable than going through a fun, action packed and challenging programme in the wonderful Spanish weather.

We believe the Spain weight loss and fitness retreat new site is going to be the most popular of all our sites. The main reason for this is the beautiful surrounding country and only be a few minutes drive to the stunning Ginora coastline which hosts some of the best beaches in the Costa Brava region.

The Spain Fitness camp programme always has one sightseeing trip which is mixed in with a famous national walk. The sightseeing trip is going to be Barcelona with the outstanding Gaudi Architecture and before we will be taking the group on a walk with breathtaking scenery where the coastal pine woodland meets the sea.

The accommodation has a real wow factor as it’s set in 200 acres of farmland with stunning countryside scenery. The rooms are large with en suite facilities and the furnishings are neutral with a farmhouse contemporary feel. We will be using the lawned grounds for outdoor activities such as retro sports day and team games which are always fun and challenging.

The first dates are 6th March for the 7 nights retreat and the 8th March for the 5 night retreat and the collection meeting point is Sixt Car Rental hire in the arrivals hall.