How To Survive Easter with New You boot Camp

How to Survive The Easter – Healthy Easter Treats

As Easter is fast approaching, thoughts are turning towards Spring, blossoms, love or losing more weight for Summer.On the other hand and we are also looking at chocolate, chocolate eggs, sweets and cakes. Of course, Easter means much more than treats and chocolate bunnies, but we have nothing against a few treats and some fun to come alongside the traditional reason for celebrating Easter.

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However, did you know that the average Easter egg has 1000 calories in it, with some even reaching nearly 2000? Of course, if you do fall off the wagon and give in to the chocolate temptations then it isn’t the end of the world…but always try to get some good quality and at least 80% dark chocolate ones. As long as you get straight back to boot camp and don’t let that bit of chocolate be the starting point of a return to bad habits.

Everyone would like to get healthy options to avoid those extra calories throughout the Easter period. With New You Boot Camp if you are on a special diet and need some ideas for ways to substitute one or some of the ingredients in these popular recipes, check out our  Easter menu and we think you’ll find the help you need there.

You can, of course, try those sugar-free options at the grocery store, but the ingredients are pretty suspect and the sugar alcohols that they use have undesirable effects.

Let’s start with a delicious and protein rich breakfast:

New You Boot Camp Avocado Filled Eggs With Bacon

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Carry on with a light snack, this is really easy to make, all you need are just a couple of ingredients, including large Granny Smith apples, and why Granny Smith apples? The high fibre content of Granny Smith apples further helps your weight-loss goals by improving satiety. Soluble fibre, which comes from the soft inside part of the apple, attracts water in your intestinal tract. It forms a gel-like substance, which slows digestion and forces food to back up into your stomach. You may feel full for an extended period of time if you snack on a Granny Smith apple in the afternoon or enjoy one right before a meal.

New You Boot Camp Apple ‘Nachos

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This is a really great starter for Easter Weekend, very easy to make but decorative for the dinner table on Easter Sunday. You can welcome all of your family with these delicious appetisers.  You can use either gherkins or dates inside. Or do a mix of each.

New You Parma Ham Goats Cheese And Rocket Canapés

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We have arrived to the main course which is traditionally fish or lamb, you can either choose a sweet option or a spicy one with different herbs. You can serve it with salad, steamed vegetables and roasted sweet potatoes. Here are our two favourite options for Easter dinners. You can also make some courgette mash or aubergine mash to garnish.

New You Boot Camp Orange Roasted Lamb

Roast Lamb with orange and rosemary

New You Boot Camp Salmon with Coconut Crème

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New You Boot Camp Courgette Mash

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Finally, the amazing desserts! We have got so many options for a tasty Easter treat, but we would recommend this gluten and sugar free coconut cake! Which looks really nice on the table and is delicious.

You can serve it with strictly good quality melted dark chocolate as well. The dark chocolate glazing with white cake goes well together.

New You Boot Camp Classic Vanilla Coconut Flour Paleo Cake

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New You Boot Camp Chocolate Cheesecake

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And if you would need some tasty drinks after your healthy meal, you can try our mocktails which are really refreshing!

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These mocktails also help with detoxing and with your well deserved sleep after an Easter Egg Hunt! Do not forget, moving is best after meals. If you just go for a little walk with your family or head to the park with your children, the whole family will sleep much more easily after a little exercise and fresh air!

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Some tips:

Walk – Walking at 3mph (20-min mile) burns approximately 300 calories an hour but hiking uphill at the same pace burns around 425 calories an hour .

Head to the park – Many classic activities, such as playing on playground equipment and skipping are not only fun but help get kids and adults moving and burning calories. Stay in the backyard – When the Easter egg hunts are over, stay outside and organize a game of tag, dodge ball or other activities that can involve all friends and family members. What are your favourite outdoor activities that you enjoy alone and with your children?

We hope you all have a wonderful healthy Easter!

Love from all the New You Boot Camp Team

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Healthy Holidays for Bootcampers!

Healthy Holidays for Bootcampers!

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 While you’re in Spain on one of our bootcamps, why not make a holiday of it and take a week or so before or after your new fitness regime to see what else this beautiful country has to offer?

We’re based in gorgeous Andalucia, and there are plenty of healthy and inspiring things to do in the region—you could go walking in the nearby national park to try and spot rare species, take a cooking class to learn how to make regional specialities the healthy way, or burn off even more calories with some water sports.

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Parque Nacional de Doñana and the Parque Natural de Doñana (Doñana National Park and Doñana Natural Park)

 These two parks lie alongside one another and enjoy UNESCO protection, together forming the habitat of four hundred nineteen bird species, and thirty-nine species of mammal. This includes endangered breeds like the Spanish imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx. Millions of birds migrate here, and you’ll also see flocks of flamingos, herds of boar and many wild deer too. The parks are protected, but you are allowed to take a half day walking tour when accompanied by an official tour guide (English is spoken), and you can freely visit the visitor centres.

Healthy cookery course

 Andalucian food revolves around fresh local ingredients, and it includes such classic Spanish fare as paella and patatas bravas. However, delicious as these may be, they can be terrible for the waistline. Thankfully, help is at hand—many cookery schools offer a healthy twist on these staples, such as low carb suggestions using fresh fish and salad instead or rice and potatoes.

Hop over to Tenerife

 Tenerife is known for its partying, but the island is not just about the clubs and drinking. On Tenerife you’ll find the opportunity to ride horses, see the stars, and go birdwatching. The scenery is beautiful, the seafood is wonderful, and the sunsets stunning.

Try kitesurfing

 The town of Tarifa is located right where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. It’s famous winds means it is now one of Europe’s top windsurfing and kiteboarding destinations – so how about joining in? The strip along the coast between Punta Paloma and Tarifa is the most popular, but kiteboarders love Tarifa’s town beach too. As well as being a good spectator sport, it’s a great work out for participants, and you can hire equipment and arrange for instruction at one of the town’s water sports clubs.

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Relax!

 There are many spas and spots for a good massage in Andalucia, so you could spend a week pampering yourself and getting relaxed after all your hard work! If you’d like to try a traditional hammam, they’re generally open from spring through autumn. Traditional spas use water treatment for health and can range from the luxurious to the Spartan, but whatever its age, spas are usually in a wonderful location, often mountainous but always near water.

There are also walking tours of the beautiful architecture, all sorts of different sports on offer, and even a week spent swimming in the sea will keep up your health challenge – in Spain you’re spoilt for choice!

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Himalayan Crystal Salt Benefits

“. . .all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And, when we go back to the sea. . . we are going back to whence we came.”

-John F. Kennedy

Why Himalayan salt?

Table salt, stripped of minerals and bleached, is a freak of nature. Your body sees it that way, too. What is the situation with sea salt? Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more polluted as the oceans fill up with toxins. Real Salt, mined from ancient sea beds, is untainted by toxins and provides a rich source of 60+ trace minerals. Himalayan salt is also mined from ancient sea beds, so it is pure from modern environmental toxins. It provides a whopping 84 trace minerals, plus a unique ionic energy that is released when the salt is mixed with water.

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Himalayan salt benefits include supporting weight loss, detox, and balanced hormones. You can even use it in your home to improve air quality! Here’s how to use Himalayan salt for (almost) all that ails you:

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It requires only Himalayan salt, water, and a jar, this health treatment is accessible and affordable for everyone.

Sole is water fully saturated with unrefined salt. When Himalayan salt dissolves in water, it results in a concentrated, electrically charged matrix of the 84 trace minerals in the salt. The ionic salt and minerals nourish each cell in your body.

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The benefits of Himalayan Salt sole include:

  • Detoxifies the body by balancing systemic pH
  • Improves hydration by providing trace minerals
  • Improves mineral status of the body
  • Reduces muscle cramps
  • Helps balance blood sugar
  • Supports hormone balance for everyone
  • Helps balance blood pressure because it provides unrefined, mineral-rich salt in an ionic solution
  • Improves sleep by supporting blood sugar and hormone balance
  • Acts as a powerful antihistamine
  • Supports weight loss by balancing hormones and improving energy
  • Supports thyroid and adrenal function (Source and read more benefits!)

http://www.livestrong.com/article/26690-health-benefits-himalayan-salt/

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How to make Salt Sole:

Fill a glass jar about 1/4 of the way with Himalayan salt, either ground or in chunks. Fill the rest of the way with filtered water. Add a plastic lid (not metal!), shake and let sit overnight. You should always have some undissolved salt in the jar, this means the water is fully saturated.  Add more salt if needed.

In the morning, take 1 tsp. of sole, mixed into some room temperature water, upon waking. Never use metal utensils with your sole!

Keep refilling your jar with salt and water when it runs low. It lasts indefinitely.

Please avoid metal lid! Salt when mixed with water can (and will) oxidize metals.

Himalayan Crystal Salt has got plenty of benefits

  1. While you are taking a shower you should massage your body with Himalayan salt. That way you will exfoliate, detoxify and you will improve your blood circulation.
  2. Put your feet into warm water and put some Himalayan salt into the water container where your feet are laying. Add some squeezed orange juice. With this Himalayan salt trick your feet will be rested again!
  3. In order to have nice breath you should make this Himalayan salty trick. Mix equal quantities of Himalayan salt and baking soda with a quarter glass of water. Rinse your mouth with the  mixture. You will feel great!
  4. Apply some water and Himalayan salt solution to the irritated skin. The irritation will disappear.
  5. The equal quantities of Himalayan salt and baking soda should be dissolved into water. Clean the bathroom with this mixture and after that wash it with cold water. This Himalayan salt cleaning is more healthy and safe than any chemical cleaning that you can have in your home.
  6. For this Himalayan salt trick you will need 125 gr of Himalayan salt. That should be mixed with 1 spoon of Kaolin and some water. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it there to dry well and after this treatment wash your face with water. It’s a beautiful face mask and the results are great!
  7. This Himalayan Salt Trick has its beauty effect. Mix some Himalayan salt, some coconut oil and water. Put the mixture into the spray. Apply this spray to your wet hair. You’ll get great curls as your hair is drying.
  8. Prepare the mixture of the following ingredients: 1 spoon of Himalayan salt, 500 ml water and 1 spoon of apple cider vinegar. Apply it to your face by tapping. Then wash your face and apply hydration cream. Any acne will disappear very soon.
  9. Mix Himalayan salt and corn flour with water. Put your feet into the prepared mixture and massage them gently with it. Wash your feet with water. Your skin will become smoother after a few treatments.
  10. 5 of these Himalayan salt tricks can become your daily health and beauty routine. Stay healthy and let your beauty shine with the power of Himalayan salt!

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ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

  • pH Balancing – Alkalizing
  • Pure – Comes from a pristine ecosystem of some 300 millions years ago
  • Positive Potential – The ability to effect positive change in all metabolic functions of the body, bringing the body into harmony
  • Premium – Comes from an exclusive source, known to be of highest quality
  • Precious – No other salt like it
  • Physical Health – Really? Yes, really
  • Proven – The only salt to have even undergone clinical study

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We use Himalayan Crystal Salt in most of our recipes at New You Boot Camp. If you would like to get some ideas on how to use the salt in your everyday life, please check out our delicious recipes:  http://www.newyoubootcamp.com/recipes.php

 

 

 

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