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Going to FAT CAMP


Sunday, February 24, 2013

I just got back from FAT CAMP! I should call it that! I actually visited my niece who lost 75 pounds and has kept it off for THREE years! I learned several things this week including:

1) She eats a lot of freggies. Besides being rich in nutrients they give you a lot of VOLUME without a lot of calories which helps extend a meal and keeps the tummy full.

2) She does lots of food prep/cooking so that healthy foods are always on hand. No reason to come in tired and eat poorly when the fridge is full and the microwave is handy.

3) She views the treadmill as a GOOD thing. Seriously... she spends a lot of time on the treadmill moving FAST. She finds it even helps her with hip pain!

4) Exercise is a priority. She seriously gets up early and exercises at 4:30 a.m.! I think having a set time to exercise is key to keeping a "routine" and building a life habit.

5) She is not afraid to experiment with food. She keeps working on the ingredients even if it's to save 10 calories a serving.

6) She starts EVERY day with a full breakfast. It works. It gives your body the fuel it needs to get going and has great staying power. I had Trop 50 Orange Juice, scrambled egg replacer, uncured, no nitrate turkey bacon and healthy 80 calorie english muffin with 1 tsp. sugar free Polaner fruit every morning. This 265 calorie breakfast was SO filling. I never snacked before lunch.

7) Jane keeps sugar to a low in her diet. She satisfies that sweet tooth with her 25 calorie black bean brownies and her sugar free mousse. It was plenty for me and I'm a sweets girl!

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So take these tips and try them. See if you can have some success. I'm trying to keep this going because I like what the scale is saying!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OILPAINTER 2/28/2013 1:15AM

    This is great! THANKS!

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AQUAGIRL08 2/27/2013 8:54PM

    Thanks for the tips!

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 2/27/2013 7:50AM

    You know, we hear it all the time, but great seeing it in practice, AND making a difference. It's fine when they say it on TV and the person weights 97 pounds, but nice when it is in real life. Don't we just love our nieces?? :)

Thanks so much for sharing, hope you got to spend some wonderful time.

J


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KERRYG155 2/25/2013 8:39PM

    Sounds like a good person to get lessons from.

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CYND59 2/25/2013 3:15PM

    She sounds a lot like my sister. I am trying to be more like her. I have gone to mostly eating a plant based diet. There are some really good recipes for sweets that are not loaded with sugar. I need to work on the "exercise" being a priority every day!

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JENAE954 2/25/2013 2:16PM

  emoticon to your neice!
Glad you got the opportunity to visit and support her.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 2/25/2013 12:05PM

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing

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MYTHMYTH 2/25/2013 11:45AM

    Does she have some guest rooms for the rest of us ??? sounds like it would be a good mini vacation for us when we finish with our cruise.
Jane

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L*I*T*A* 2/25/2013 11:40AM

    great share,,,,,thanks

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JEANNETTE59 2/25/2013 11:21AM

  Thanks for sharing these great tips emoticon

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TREYONE 2/25/2013 8:14AM

  emoticon Sounds like your niece has a great grasp of nutritious eating! We could all learn from her approach! Thank you for sharing!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 2/25/2013 6:02AM

    emoticon for sharing !

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MUSOLF6 2/25/2013 5:59AM

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/25/2013 3:19AM

    Jane sure has the key elements down to a science at her camp. Looks like you benefited a lot from your visit and maybe even have some renewed inspiration.... Thanks for sharing what you learned.
Maria

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SHEILA234 2/25/2013 12:15AM

    Sounds like you got some great suggestions and ideas, and renewed energy for your healthy lifestyle. Great stuff!! Thanks for sharing!

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GOING-STRONG 2/24/2013 11:43PM

    Yes indeed! Please do share the 25 calorie brownie recipe... 25 calories really? Woot Woot!

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MAKINGHERPROUD 2/24/2013 11:20PM

    If you have a recipe for the brownies I would love to try it out.

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COCK-ROBIN 2/24/2013 11:19PM

    Wow, that is impressive! Thanks for sharing this. emoticon

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SANDICANE 2/24/2013 11:17PM

    I've always wanted to visit a FAT CAMP, but now I don't need to. These are great tips and thanks for sharing!

Cheers,
Sandi

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SISTERPRETTY 2/24/2013 11:16PM

    Thanks for the tips...keep on pressing on!

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