By, Mallory Haldeman Cruising to mexico ! As you all know, I began my prep two weeks ago now for my firs show in may. This Sunday, we are taking off on a five day cruise to mexico. Into past, this may have had me in quite the panic mode by now but not this year. I've kept my body in check during my off season and while I may have only 8-9 pounds to drop I still need need to be conscientious of my food choices and training while aboard! I won't be bringing any of my own food, but skipping out on the alcohol will really allow me to make the best food choices, food is available to you 24 hours a day on these ships but use it to your advantage. three big meals a day just won't work for me at this point in my prep. I'm hungry all day long... But no worries I can always find some chicken, fish, and salad. The sitdown dinners can provide a clean source of carbs in the form of rice or potato along with usually a plain broiled fish option. Aside from that I stick to what I know, salad veggies and eggs and anything that obviously hasn't had much work done to it lol. To help with the extra sodium that I'll be taking in I'll be packing my "shrink wrap" diuretic from muscle foods to help keep down any water retention . Training. On the cruise is always a fun experience. The ships always have a full gym, and although it may not be like the one at home , there is plenty to do. I'll be keeping up with my cardio and turning up the intensity with my "ab-fx" and "tone-fx". I never do much running but one or two sessions is OK and switches up my regular routine. So I'll be doing a few laps on the outdoor track! Don't forget to take advantage of the free yoga and multiple steam rooms and hot tubs. We also signed up for a meditation class! I may be passing on the free ice cream and booze but I'm sure to come home feeling refreshed.
If you are overweight and want or need to lose a significant amount of fat due to underlying medical issues or just want to look and feel healthier but have tried everything you can think of with no success then maybe the next step for you is one of the many extreme weight loss boot camps. Extreme weight loss boot camps will definitely put you through the paces. Each one is different in their approach but all will help their clients learn how to eat, the right way, and help you get your body moving so you can burn the fat and lose the weight. They should also help you change the bad habits you have gotten yourself into and teach you what you need to know to keep the weight off for good. If you are going to make this commitment to yourself then you need to prepare. Do some research of the facility you choose or research several so you get the best deal. Registering to be a part of one of these camps is not cheap but they are worth every penny if you realize the goals you have set for yourself. Depending on where you choose to attend one of these camps cost can range from $665 per day for a one week stay down to $250 per day for 30 days or longer stays. Workouts are custom tailored to your specific needs and abilities by certified fitness trainers who oversee your workouts by getting right in there with you, not by walking around with a clipboard and a whistle. Although losing weight is the major aspect of these camps, learning how to shop for healthy foods and then bringing that food home and learning to cook it should be as important as losing the weight. You may be successful at losing the weight while you are living at the camp but if you do not learn to change the bad habits you have with food then when you leave, it will be too easy to fall back into the same old routines that made you fat to begin with and you will gain the weight back in no time. When researching this article we found that there are very few that require you to cook your own food. Most have executive chefs on board who cook the meals for the clients registered at the camps. This teaches you nothing about how to prepare your own food once you leave the camp. This is why people fail at diets they never learn how to cook healthy meals on their own. Now we are not saying that you can never again ever have something sweet or something that you shouldn't have. Moderation should also be taught, because even if you do eat something good for you, you can still overdo and eat too much of a good thing. Extreme weight loss boot camps can be a wonderful way to lose those excess pounds and learn new, healthy ways to keep the weight off and live a healthier lifestyle.
There are so many different phrases and slang terms that are used to describe a healthier lifestyle. It's virtually impossible to determine exactly what Vegan is and what it is not. In order to fully understand something it is vital that you are fully aware of what is expected and for many being Vegan is just an insult if they are confused accidentally with another type of eating style. The primary difference between a Vegan lifestyle and that of a typical person primarily is the lack of meat consumed in a Vegan lifestyle. However, many people believe that vegetarians will still eat dairy products and other similar foods. While this is correct, there is a major difference between being vegetarian and vegan. People who are true Vegans do not eat any animal related products, they do not encourage the consumption of animal related products and they also do not wear any animal related products. This would include items such as milk, yogurt, butter, eggs, leather clothing and also anything that can cause harm to animals during production. Many people mistakenly believe that Vegetarianism and Vegan-ism are the exact same thing. However, those who are vegetarian will consume animal related products such as eggs, milk, dairy, yogurt and other similar foods that do not particular cause the animals life to be in danger. Foods such as meat are still avoided though. This is a significant difference from Veganism where they do not consume such foods. In order to really determine which type of lifestyle is best for you and your family, you would need to look over your typical eating habits. Many people discover that Vegan is something that is far too strict for them to abide by on a normal basis and instead opt for a vegetarian lifestyle instead. Choosing to live a Vegan lifestyle is not always easy. It can make things a bit complicated when it is time to plan meals, as well as will typically involve a bit more planning ahead since you will not be able to easily pull everything for meals straight from the freezer. While it is still possible to use some frozen foods in the Vegan lifestyle, many fruits and vegetables simply do not taste the same once they have been frozen. If this is a problem that you are encountering it may be necessary to invest some money into planting a garden that you can use to obtain many of your foods so that they will always be fresh. It is not necessary under any circumstances to think that you absolutely must take the time to grow a massive garden as well. Many people work with only a small garden growing a very limited supply and quantity of foods until they are able to devote more space to their homegrown foods. What becomes a frequent problem is many people do not realize that they really can start their garden with only a small supply. If you wait until you have the room to add a massive garden you will be severely discounting many of the delicious benefits that really are possible to achieve. By making some small steps and changes to your lifestyle you might find that working on a vegetarian lifestyle is much easier for you to handle. This can make a great starting point when you are working to move to a healthier vegan lifestyle for your entire family. If you are busy trying to ensure that you are fully aware of all of the benefits then knowing all of the differences between vegetarianism and veganism is very important. Working to improve your health as much as possible is extremely important and really is possible as long as you take the time to really study your options. A healthy lifestyle is possible, even if you are not comfortable with the idea of converting over to an entirely vegan way of life.