http://biggestloserresort.com Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:10:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 ASK OUR EXPERT: MICAELA GRUBER (YOUR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED) http://biggestloserresort.com/ask-expert-micaela-gruber-questions-answered/ http://biggestloserresort.com/ask-expert-micaela-gruber-questions-answered/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:32:08 +0000 http://tdsdevelopment.org/blr/?p=1910 You asked, she answered. BLR Malibu Program Director Micaela Gruber answers your questions for health and fitness.   Question 1: What is a good snack to eat?   We promote paired snacking at BLR. A healthy snack is pairing carbohydrates with proteins. Keep portion control in mind. Think of snacks as mini meals that contribute nutrient rich […]

The post ASK OUR EXPERT: MICAELA GRUBER (YOUR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED) appeared first on .

]]>
    • Single serving container of Yogurt
    • Nuts (raw) in pre-portioned ziplock bag
    • Trail Mix in pre-portioned ziplock bag (1/4-1/2 cup)
    • Fruit & Nut Butter or Cheese (1-2 oz)
    • Tuna & Avocado on Whole Grain Bread or Whole Grain Crackers (brand we like: Ak mak)
    • Peanut or Almond Butter with Whole Grain Crackers (Ak mak)
    • Greek Yogurt & Berries
    • Cottage Cheese & Berries (or any fruit)
    • Hummus & Raw Vegetables or Whole Grain Crackers (Ak mak)
    • Greek Yogurt with herbs/spices & Vegetables
    • Smoothie: Greek Yogurt, Frozen Berries, Nut Butter
    • Granola Bar (read the label, look for less than 10g sugar); (brand we like: YouBars)
    • Pretzels in pre-portioned ziplock bag (look for low or no salt)
    • Popcorn (3 cups, air popped is best)
    • Whole Grain Roll with 1 slice deli turkey and 1 slice low-fat cheese
    • Raisins (small box)
  •   Question 2: I’m writing u concerning my sixteen year old daughter, she weighs 274lbs. The doctors wont help me help her. I try, she tries, and we get nowhere. She has metabolic syndrome. It is very hard for her. I’m so afraid I’m gonna loose her. She has recently gained 10 lbs. in three weeks. Please can you help me help her? -Tara   I would recommend trying to find something fun and active.  She is young so it’s important that you show her that fitness can be fun! Walking, biking, hiking, swimming, going to the park, are all ways of staying active.  When children are young they will do what their parents do; so lead by example! Eat the right foods and show her you enjoy being active.  You can’t force her to do anything, but getting a gym membership together could also be a fun thing for you guys to do, together! Best of luck to you and your daughter!!!   Question 3: Dear Biggest Loser, my name is Colleen and I weigh 250lbs. I’ve been struggling really hard to lose weight. The problem is I have an amputated right leg, a little above the knee. I’m also a diabetic & have hypertension. I also have a pacemaker defibrillator, for an enlarged heart. My weakest point is I crave the type of food that’s wrong for me. My fiancé, he’s way skinnier then me. He eats just about anything and doesn’t seem to gain any weight. I guess he’s always walking or doing something. What I’m trying to say is he’s active. Me on the other hand is not. I really want to be. I have a 2yr old so, who will turn 3 April 25th. My birthday is March 17th & I’ll be 36. Everybody thinks I’m older. They sometimes think I’m my fiancé mother. It’s embarrassing & humiliating to me. I desperately need your HELP. PLEASE HELP ME. I’m just slowly killing myself. And I WANT TO LIVE.   Colleen, you have already taken the first step to getting help. Realizing that you need help to make a change, which is so very important. Congratulations, you’re already on the right track! You have a fiance and son who love you dearly, so you already have a support system in place. Now, it’s time to find things that will work for you so you can be more active.  One thing that instantly pops in my head would be for you to use a Krank Machine. It’s basically a bike for your arms. Many gyms have them and they are great! At The Biggest Loser Resort we also have a NuStep which is amazing for getting starting.  You are basically pumping your arms and your legs at the same time in a seated position. These are both great machines for anyone with an amputated limb. Don’t be afraid to get your heart rate going even though you have a pacemaker, it can be done.  Everyone craves the wrong foods; we all have our sweet tooth or our days where we want something we know is bad for us. It’s a matter of making a choice to NOT eat them. Don’t keep anything that is your weakness in the house; it’s as easy as NOT buying the bad food you bing on.  That way you can’t snack on it.  Keep healthy snacks around the house so you reach for those.  Make sure you are eating breakfast and then 2 hours later eat a small snack. Then eat lunch 2 hours after you’ve eaten your snack, then eat a healthy balanced dinner (lean protein with healthy fats, vegetables and a healthy carbohydrate). You want to keep your metabolism going at a steady rate, so it’s important not to go too long between meals.  As for your fiancé, he is a male and therefore will burn more calories than you. Males have a whole different metabolism than females do. Try not to compare what he is eating with what you are eating.  You typically will eat less than him and that is OK. I hope this information helps. Remember, it’s easiest to make small healthy changes in your lifestyle each day; make small goals for yourself each day! Best of luck Colleen, you can do this!!!   Question 4: Hello my name is Yolanda and I love to watch your show. I need lots of help with my kids. My 19 year old daughter was just diagnosed with diabetes and doesn’t want to do anything for herself. My 15 year old son needs lots of help to lose weight. They really don’t help themselves what so ever. I need your help please, ASAP.   Yolanda, thank you for your question. Helping your kids realize why they need to make a change is extremely important. That’s the first thing you need to make them understand why it’s important to be healthy and how your health effects your quality of life. You need to think of exercise(s) and activities that can be fun for your 15 year old son to do to get active. Doing something with him would be great for the both of you and your relationship. If you are the one cooking the meals at the house, then you can be in charge of making sure they get the vitamins and nutrients their bodies need. It gets much harder with your 19 year old. When your daughter isn’t at home, you don’t know what she is eating. Again, I would recommend finding a fun class that the two of you can take together. The more active YOU start becoming, the better chance you have with getting both of them to join you in being more active. Keep in mind, you can’t force them. Sometimes when children are forced they do the opposite of what’s being asked of them.  I suggest you lead by example. Show them that you’re making healthy positive changes in your lifestyle (diet and exercise) and encourage them to join you! Be as supportive as you can and let them know that you are there to help out in any way they would like. Best of luck!   Question 5: I would love to hear more about how to manage the pain I endure better. As I said, getting healthy and fit is a priority but my job is very hard on my body. I take too much OTC pain medicine and it barely helps take the edge off. Some days are better than others of course. Any help would be greatly appreciated! -Tanicka   First off, I’m so sorry to hear you’re experiencing pain Tanicka. Pain isn’t fun, for anyone. But when I work with a guest in a lot of pain, I usually recommend they see a chiropractor to make sure their body is not out of allignment; which can cause a lot of pain.  I also would suggest stretching every morning and night as this will help alleviate pain in your muscles and joints. Foam Rolling is a great way to get your muscles to release any tension that you might be carrying.  Also, YOGA!!! It might not sound appealing now, but trust me when I say you’ll begin to feel the benefits of yoga after your first week. It is incredible for your body.   Question 6: I bought the Body Media armband and monitor and have been logging my food intake daily.  I exceed all my targets (steps, activity, calorie deficit) to lose 1lb /week.  I work out 6 days a week, doing both cardio and strength training (TRX, Zumba, Weight training).  Why won’t the scale move?  According to the math, I should have lost at least 1lb in the first week.  Nothing!  While I feel stronger and my clothes are fitting better, I don’t understand why I don’t see the scale move.  Can you advise? Thanks, Barb.   Great question, thank you Barb. It sounds like you’re working hard!  Remember, feeling stronger and having your clothes fitting better is such a great thing and is a sign of PROGRESS!  The scale can be a tough thing to move. You need to remember that muscle weighs more than fat, and that your total body composition is changing. Meaning you are building muscle, putting on more lean protein (which weighs more), and burning fat; this is a good thing!. Don’t forget that lean muscle burns fat so the more we have, the more we burn!  You may need to change your fitness routine. Doing the same routine for 4 weeks will stop your body from changing as it will plateau.  Make sure your workouts are challenging you! The second they become ‘easy’ is an indicator that you need to change things up. Be sure every time you exercise that you’re getting your heart rate up, enough to make your body sweat. Also, look at your food, have you been on point with your calorie intake? Is the food you’re eating fueling your body to help it burn calories and thus fat?   Question 7: Micaela, Thank you for taking our questions! I am trying to make small changes in my routine each week and looking at each one to determine if it is something I could sustain. I know I need to drink more water, but really struggle with it. I tend to drink a lot of diet coke instead. I replaced one diet coke each day with a 16 oz. cup of green, black or herbal tea and that seems to be working well. But, I could use other suggestions for replacing my go to drink – Diet Coke. The only thing is – I don’t want to replace it with something just as unhealthy. What are your thoughts on 0 calorie flavored seltzer water at the supermarket? I could definitely do that. Any other suggestions? -Susan   Thanks you Susan! Small changes are good. I never suggest trying to make too many changes at one time. Pick certain areas to concentrate on. As for the Diet Coke, the more you can get away from that the better. You can replace it with tea like you are doing, but I wouldn’t recommend the 0 calorie flavored seltzer waters. Due to the fact they still have Artificial Sweeteners in them, unless it claims on the packaging that they are ‘unsweetened’. Unsweetened is OK! But know that you are better off drinking water. Try squeezing lemons, oranges or limes in them for a little bit of flavor. This is something you will have to train yourself to be OK with.  Once you stop drinking sodas all together you will lose the craving and taste for them.   Question 8: I am 58 yrs. old, in good health, and I want desperately to lose 30 lbs, so my question to you is, what should my total calorie intake be for the day and how much exercise total for the day? Right now I do the “BL” for the Wii and walk 30 minutes and I’m not shedding an ounce. Thank you. -Barb   Hi Barb! To find out how many calories you should be eating a day visit shapeup.org to use their RMR calculator. Your RMR is your Resting Metabolic Rate. This will give you an estimate as to how many calories you burn at rest; meaning, how many calories you burn everyday without exercise or activity.  Once you know how many calories your body burns with no activity, you can create your plan.  Use your RMR to gauge how many calories you should be consuming each day.  Remember, if you want to lose weight, than you need to BURN more calories than you consume.  Rule of thumb, you always want to consume calories below your RMR. However, If your RMR is under 1,200 calories, I would NOT recommend eating less than that. 1,200 calories is the limit to how little you should eat daily. You also might want to look into purchasing a Polar Watch or Body Bugg. These device track how many calories you are burning while you are working out.  Try to increase your workouts as you progress for a target of exercising 4-5 days for 1 hour each day.  Also, always make sure you are challenging yourself and working out to your full potential. Best of luck!   Question 9: I was at BLR Malibu in February of last year. One of the best things I did was to buy the cookbooks. Are there any new cookbooks out? What are some of your favorite foods for lunch? I love our cookbooks too! -Michelle   Michele, great to hear from you! I hope you are well! We actually do have a new menu that we are using with some new recipes. We are waiting for the final copy of the cookbooks to come in.  You can give us a call in a couple of months to see if they are in. I always keep it pretty simple for lunch since I’m always so busy. I personally love chicken and quinoa, or some type of lean protein and sweet potatoes. Another pairing I love to play with is ground turkey is great with polenta or quinoa. I make all of my food for the week on Sunday, so I don’t have to think about it for the week. Don’t forget to call us in a couple months for an update on our cookbooks!   Question 10: My name is Amanda and my question is about working out. I walk 5k everyday plus I do cardio workouts 3 times a week, and do 2 days of upper or lower body workouts. My question is, I have lost 100 pounds going from 324-224, and I make sure to change my calorie intake, but I am at a stand still. I will lose between 1-2 pounds every 9 days and then some weeks I will gain those 2 pounds back. What can I do to keep losing?   Amanda, CONGRATULATIONS on the 100lb weight loss!!!! That’s amazing and you should be so proud of yourself. A few things to remember while on this journey, you will go up and down in weight; which is normal.  Losing 1-2 lbs per week is normal. My recommendation to you would be to change up your workout routines. Your body can get use to doing the same thing each day you workout. You need to shock your system in order to see more change.  I love that you are doing both cardio and strength!  Make sure the calories you are putting into your body are healthy ones and you are not going long periods of time without eating.   Question 11: I am so curious, cause I have a hard time running on my treadmill at 4.0, what is the routine on the treadmill Jillian is enforcing? Of course I am not losing as fast as the contestants, but I am steadily losing at a rate of 3 pounds per week and I have lost 12 lbs in 3 weeks. -Annette   Each trainer will have their rules or ways to approach Endurance training on the treadmill.  The thing you want to remember is you have to start somewhere. If 4.0 is hard for you to run at, then start a little bit slower and increase your speed and work on interval training.  Example: Start at the speed of 3.8 for 4 mins, then bump up to 4.0 for 30 seconds to a minute, then bring it back down. That way you are challenging yourself and working on increasing your endurance.  Losing body fat is a very hard thing to do, especially for women. Your food needs to be on point just as much as your workouts.  You want to incorporate strength and cardio into your routines.  Losing 3 lbs per week is great for females. That is a natural great way to lose it. Keep your goals realistic and keep it up! Great work Annette!   Question 12: When I was there at BLR Malibu, I remember talking about artificial sweeteners, but what are your thoughts on Stevia In The Raw? Also, it has been almost a year and I still want to come back. I will be watching “BL” and see something on the show and think “I remember hiking there, or the gym reminds me of where we worked out. Great times! -Michelle   Stevia is considered a non-nutritive sweetener that provides little to no energy when consumed. Non-nutritive sweeteners are many times sweeter than sugar, so they are used in smaller amounts, resulting in little energy intake. They lack some of the functionality of added sugars, which does limit their usage. Stevia is a natural sweetener that is 200-300 times sweeter than actual sugar and is found in many foods and beverages, and as a tabletop sweetener. It is a good option to use as a sweetener, but as with all nutritive (ex. sugar, honey, agave, molasses) don’t consume more than 30g per day; non-nutritive sweeteners, like Stevia, should be used in moderation. There currently isn’t a recommendation for the amount of Stevia one should consume per day. Come back and visit anytime! We would love to have you!   The Biggesst Loser Resort thanks everyone for participating and submitting such great questions for Micaela. We hope you found this information useful. We wish you all the best of luck in your journeys towards a healthier lifestyle.   Until next time, cheers to health in life!   Amanda Fitz

    The post ASK OUR EXPERT: MICAELA GRUBER (YOUR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED) appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/ask-expert-micaela-gruber-questions-answered/feed/ 0
    Happy, Healthy Halloween http://biggestloserresort.com/happy-healthy-halloween/ http://biggestloserresort.com/happy-healthy-halloween/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:45:52 +0000 http://biggestloserresort.com/?p=3527 Just when you think you’re on a roll with a consistent, healthy lifestyle, another holiday creeps up on you! This time of year it can be hard to focus at the grocery store when you are immediately bombarded with candy corn, peanut butter cups, and ghoulish gummies. The key to staying healthy is being prepared. […]

    The post Happy, Healthy Halloween appeared first on .

    ]]>
    At the grocery store: • Don’t go hungry- you’ll buy way more than you need and usually less healthy options. • Have a shopping list and stick to it. • Find the entrance without as much temptation. Usually there are two entrances to the store; find what works best for you. • Don’t mingle down each aisle. Shop at the perimeter as much as possible only using aisles for specific items.   At parties: • Watch out for the punch. Usually, these are very high in sugar. A splash to your water can give you the feeling of a sweet treat without so much added sugar. • Avoid alcoholic beverages or at least limit them to one drink. Most Halloween drinks are very high in sugar too. Plus, the more you drink the lower your inhibitions become with food as well. • Bring your own treats. Create a Greek yogurt based dip and have veggies or a whole grain as a dipper. • Don’t go starving. You’ll be able to better control your snacking if you have a well balanced meal first. Chances are, you have healthier food at home anyway!   Non-candy treats for kids: • Temporary tattoos • Glow-in-the-dark necklaces • Bouncy balls • Halloween rings/jewelry • Stickers • Individual bags of pretzels, dried fruit, or nuts • String cheese sticks • Bars like Larabar, Pure, or Kind   We wish you all a Happy, Healthy Halloween!   By Amanda Turner, Registered Dietician

    The post Happy, Healthy Halloween appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/happy-healthy-halloween/feed/ 0
    Make a Splash this Summer http://biggestloserresort.com/make-a-splash-this-summer/ http://biggestloserresort.com/make-a-splash-this-summer/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:09:40 +0000 http://biggestloserresort.com/?p=2657 Cool off without H2O Calorie Blasting, Muscle Toning Workout! There’s no better way to stay cool and get your sweat on at the same time than a workout in the pool. That’s right, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it – you can definitely sweat in the water. No other workout burns calories, boots metabolism, […]

    The post Make a Splash this Summer appeared first on .

    ]]>
    Cool off without H2O Calorie Blasting, Muscle Toning Workout! There’s no better way to stay cool and get your sweat on at the same time than a workout in the pool. That’s right, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it – you can definitely sweat in the water. No other workout burns calories, boots metabolism, and firms EVERY muscle in your body (without putting stress on your joints) better than a swimming workout. So suit up, grab the optional a swim cap and goggles, and you’re set to hit the water and make a splash! Water, really? Yes! Amazingly not only does swimming tone and tighten, the result of a perfect combination of calorie burn and muscle recruitment burning 500-700 calories an hour, its also kind to your body. According to Women’s Health Magazine, Water basically neutralizes gravity, so you become virtually weightless when immersed, giving your joints a much-needed vacation. Allowing you the opportunity to swim almost every day without risking injury. And because water is nearly 800 times denser than air, each kick, push, and pull is like a mini resistance workout for your entire body—especially your core, hips, arms, shoulders, and glutes. So in addition to blasting calories as you swim, you build lean muscle, which ignites your metabolism so that you burn more calories long after you’ve showered and dried off. Need another reason to hit the pool this summer? Swimming is something you can do for the rest of your life – a major bonus because research shows that swimming can literally help you stay younger! “Routine swimmers are biologically up to 20 years younger than their actual age with blood pressure, cholesterol levels, cardiovascular performance, central nervous system, and cognitive functioning are all comparable to someone far younger.” Joel Stager, Ph.D., director of the Councilman Center for the Science of Swimming at Indiana University at Bloomington for Women’s Health Magazine. “The goal for a successful and enjoyable pool workout is to split your swim into shorter segments while mixing in a variety of movements and rest intervals, incorporating different strokes, drills and intensities.” Betty Herberger “Here’s a H20 workout to incorporate into your fitness routine this summer!” Warm Up:
    • Swim one lap of the pool normally. Then swim one lap of the pool using just using your legs, followed by one lap of the pool using just your arms. Then swim one lap of the pool only using your right arm and right leg, placing your left hand behind your back. Then swim one lap of the pool using only your left arm and left leg, placing your right arm behind your back. Swim one lap of the pool normally for a total of six warm up laps.
    Work Out:
    • Holding the side of the pool, perform 100 flutter kicks (50 on each leg) Water DBs
    • Jog a lap in the pool lengthwise. Once you reach the deep end, swim to touch the other side of the pool and swim back until where you can stand again and start jogging back to the other side of the pool.
    • Perform 50 squats (even if you can’t do squats out of the pool you will most likely be able to do squats in the pool)
    • Perform 50 jumping jacks (making sure your arms go fully into the water and out to cause resistance which will provide the strength training component)
    • Holding the side of the pool, perform 25 Pool Push Ups
    • Perform 25 Chest Fly’s using water dumbbells (if you do not have water dumbbells you can use just your arms keeping palms open and facing toward water)
    • Perform 20 Wall Push Offs (holding the side of the pool with your feet up against the side of the pool, use your legs to jump back off the side of the pool into the water and swim back to the side of the pool and repeat)
    Cool Down:
    • Swim 10 total Laps using any of the following strokes: freestyle, breaststroke or the backstroke.
    • State 5 positive facts about yourself and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!
    Betty Herberger, Program Director BLR Malibu  

    The post Make a Splash this Summer appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/make-a-splash-this-summer/feed/ 1
    Spruce Up Your H2O http://biggestloserresort.com/spruce-up-your-h2o/ http://biggestloserresort.com/spruce-up-your-h2o/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:10:37 +0000 http://biggestloserresort.com/?p=2660 Quick & Easy Flavored Water! For some easy hydration this summer we recommend creating flavored water at-home! Using fresh fruit and herbs you can create some pretty amazing refreshments that are virtually calorie free and seriously refreshing. Serve any of these refreshments in Mason jars or glass pitcher and you will look like a modern […]

    The post Spruce Up Your H2O appeared first on .

    ]]>
    Flavored Water 3Quick & Easy Flavored Water! For some easy hydration this summer we recommend creating flavored water at-home! Using fresh fruit and herbs you can create some pretty amazing refreshments that are virtually calorie free and seriously refreshing. Serve any of these refreshments in Mason jars or glass pitcher and you will look like a modern day hostess with the mostess. It only takes a second to turn a plan jug of water into something much more exciting. Chuck in a few handfuls of ice and then try any of the below varieties for a summer refreshment that’s sure to have everyone asking for more – what a great way to stay hydrated!
    • Citrus Water: Adding citrus to your water adds refreshing tartness. We like adding oranges, limes, and lemons!Infused Water
    • Pineapple Mint Water: Add a sprig of mint and sliced pineapple to your ice water for a refreshing sweetness with no added sugars!
    • Strawberry Basil Water: Combine cut strawberries and basil leaves for a delightful refreshing beverage!Infused Water
    • Raspberry Lime Water: For a beautiful color and mild tartness add hand squeezed limes and raspberries!
    • Watermelon Rosemary Water: A harmonious union of watermelon cubes and sprig of rosemary will quench both your hydration and sweet tooth with no added sugars!
    • Pomegranate Grapefruit Water: Add pomegranate seeds and sliced grapefruit for a naturally sweet citrus refreshment!
    • Cucumber Mint: For an sugar free refreshing treat add sliced cucumber and mint leaves to your water!
    • Blackberry Sage Water: Add sage leaves and blackberries for a beautiful color and amazing fresh taste!
    • Basil Jalapeño Water: If you’re feeling a bit daring try adding some fresh basil leaves and a few slices of  jalapeño pepper (no seeds!) into your water for a fierce refreshing kick that will quench your thirst and boost your metabolism!
    When it comes to creating flavored waters at home the possibilities are endless! Which combo will you try? Flavored water 2 Cheers to health in life

    The post Spruce Up Your H2O appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/spruce-up-your-h2o/feed/ 0
    8 Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer http://biggestloserresort.com/8-tips-to-stay-hydrated-this-summer/ http://biggestloserresort.com/8-tips-to-stay-hydrated-this-summer/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:16:35 +0000 http://biggestloserresort.com/?p=2664 Drink Up! As we enter into the warmest months of the year, it’s important we take appropriate steps to prevent dehydration. Water aids our body in many functions including digestion, transport and absorption of nutrients, excretion of wastes, and maintenance of body temperature. When we don’t get enough water we can experience mild symptoms such […]

    The post 8 Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer appeared first on .

    ]]>
    Stay HydratedDrink Up! As we enter into the warmest months of the year, it’s important we take appropriate steps to prevent dehydration. Water aids our body in many functions including digestion, transport and absorption of nutrients, excretion of wastes, and maintenance of body temperature. When we don’t get enough water we can experience mild symptoms such as thirst, nausea, and loss of appetite or more severe symptoms such as dizziness, weakness, muscle spasms, and delirium. These symptoms can start with as little as 1-2% loss of body weight from water losses. Fluid intake recommendations vary greatly, depending on such things as your age, gender, weight, and activity level. A good starting point for meeting hydration requirements is to follow the Institute of Medicine’s guidelines of 2.7 liters (91 ounces) of total water for women and 3.7 liters (125 ounces daily) for men. Total water includes the fluids coming from both water and food (with about 20% of our fluid intake coming from food). If you are exercising or spending extended time in the heat, you will need additional fluids to replace water losses. Aim to get at least 4-8oz of water for every 15-20 minutes of exercise. You can also weigh yourself before and after exercise to measure your losses. Drink 16oz of fluids for every pound of body weight lost. Here are a few more tips to help you stay well hydrated.
    • Consume foods with high water content (namely fruits and veggies like tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, melons, and berries)
    • Carry a water bottle with you at all times
    • Set goals for water intake throughout the day
    • Change it up by adding fruit to your water, or try out low calorie options like coconut water, unsweetened tea, or crystal light pure (sweetened with Stevia)
    • Consider electrolyte replacement for activity exceeding 90 minutes
    • Take frequent water breaks during practices and workouts
    • Exercise in the morning and/or evening to avoid the extreme heat
    • Observe the color of your urine (if it is dark in color and/or has a strong odor you are likely dehydrated)
    Remember, everyone is different and these are guidelines. It is important to listen to your body by drinking when you’re thirsty and checking in to see if you’re experiencing any early signs of dehydration. With a little care and preparation, we can be healthy and happy as we have fun in the sun! Rebekah Blakely, RD The Biggest Loser Resort Malibu

    The post 8 Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/8-tips-to-stay-hydrated-this-summer/feed/ 0
    BLR’s Fathers Day Deluxe Training Package http://biggestloserresort.com/blrs-fathers-day-deluxe-training-package/ http://biggestloserresort.com/blrs-fathers-day-deluxe-training-package/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:19:52 +0000 http://biggestloserresort.com/?p=2667 Get your dad a Father’s Day gift that will last a lifetime, a stay at Biggest Loser Resort! We are offering a Deluxe Training Package specifically for fathers. This package is valued at $3,495, but is $2,395 this weekend only. The Deluxe Father’s Day package includes: 7-night stay for one (single occupancy includes all meals, […]

    The post BLR’s Fathers Day Deluxe Training Package appeared first on .

    ]]>
    Get your dad a Father’s Day gift that will last a lifetime, a stay at Biggest Loser Resort! We are offering a Deluxe Training Package specifically for fathers. This package is valued at $3,495, but is $2,395 this weekend only. The Deluxe Father’s Day package includes:
    • 7-night stay for one (single occupancy includes all meals, #fitness, hiking and educational programs)
    • 3 Private Personal Fitness Sessions (1 Private Kickboxing Session, 1 Private Strength Training Session, 1 Private Functional Movement Training Session)
    • 1 Spa Service (valued at $50)
    • 1 Private Nutritional Consultation
    • 1 Private Life Coaching Session
    • 1 Semi-Private Cooking Demo
     

    The post BLR’s Fathers Day Deluxe Training Package appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/blrs-fathers-day-deluxe-training-package/feed/ 0
    Lose the weight, gain a lifestyle! http://biggestloserresort.com/lose-the-weight-gain-a-lifestyle/ http://biggestloserresort.com/lose-the-weight-gain-a-lifestyle/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:28:55 +0000 http://biggestloserresort.com/?p=2670 Introducing our Limited Time Spring Jumpstart Package! Private – $2,395 Semi Private – $2,195 Double – $1,695 Make your reservation today! Availability is limited. Call 855-534-7038 Package Includes: One Week Stay Private Training Session $50 Spa Credit Life Coach or Nutrition Session Must book by 5/31/2014, stay before 6/29/2014. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined […]

    The post Lose the weight, gain a lifestyle! appeared first on .

    ]]>
    Introducing our Limited Time Spring Jumpstart Package! thumb_spring into health Private – $2,395 Semi Private – $2,195 Double – $1,695 Make your reservation today! Availability is limited. Call 855-534-7038 Package Includes:
    • One Week Stay
    • Private Training Session
    • $50 Spa Credit
    • Life Coach or Nutrition Session
    Must book by 5/31/2014, stay before 6/29/2014. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Based on one week pricing. New reservations only. Call for details.

    The post Lose the weight, gain a lifestyle! appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/lose-the-weight-gain-a-lifestyle/feed/ 0
    You could be the next Biggest Loser! http://biggestloserresort.com/you-could-be-the-next-biggest-loser/ http://biggestloserresort.com/you-could-be-the-next-biggest-loser/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:33:21 +0000 http://biggestloserresort.com/?p=2674 Don’t miss your chance to be the next Biggest Loser! Stay at The Biggest Loser Resort Chicago the week of April 13th or April 20th to get V.I.P. priority line access to The Biggest Loser Season 16 casting call being held at the Chicago resort on Saturday, April 19th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

    The post You could be the next Biggest Loser! appeared first on .

    ]]>
    Don’t miss your chance to be the next Biggest Loser! Stay at The Biggest Loser Resort Chicago the week of April 13th or April 20th to get V.I.P. priority line access to The Biggest Loser Season 16 casting call being held at the Chicago resort on Saturday, April 19th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Book your stay at The Biggest Loser Resort Chicago during either of these two weeks and get 20% off, plus VIP access. The one week stay at the Chicago resort will cost you $2,395, instead of the usual $2,995. Call (855) 403-4802 to make a reservation at the Chicago resort for these weeks. Please visit Facebook or leave a comment if you have any questions.

    The post You could be the next Biggest Loser! appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/you-could-be-the-next-biggest-loser/feed/ 0
    6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Body http://biggestloserresort.com/6-ways-to-spring-clean-your-body/ http://biggestloserresort.com/6-ways-to-spring-clean-your-body/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:39:11 +0000 http://biggestloserresort.com/?p=2677 The arrival of spring time also brings with it longer days, more sunshine, warmer weather and a multitude of fresh produce. So wipe away the darker winter months and spring clean your body by incorporating more fresh produce and enjoying plenty of fun outside activities. How to Spring Clean Your Body: Use the plate method […]

    The post 6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Body appeared first on .

    ]]>
    How to Spring Clean Your Body:
    • 1_veggiesUse the plate method to help you plan meals. Fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables, a quarter of your plate with a starchy carbohydrate like whole grains, fruits or sweet potatoes, the other quarter of your plate with good quality lean proteins and remember to incorporate in healthy fats in moderation.
    • Opt for variety. Go on a veggie adventure and try to pick at least one new vegetable a week that you’ve never had before. Research online how to prepare it or use it in recipes. It may become a new favorite!
    • Incorporate more fresh local produce. Buying in season local fruits and veggies will not only help support local farmers but in season produce tends to be cheaper, taste more flavorful and reap the most nutritional value. During the spring time enjoy fresh strawberries, asparagus, artichokes, beets, scallions, rhubarb, radishes and a variety of fresh greens like spinach, arugula and watercress.
    • Drink more water. Water should be your primary beverage for the day. Strive for 100oz a day.
    • Evaluate your sleep and stress. Poor sleeping habits and/or a high stress life will have a major impact on your body and can cause you to gain weight. Strive for 7 to 8 hours of solid sleep each night. Remember to also focus on your stress management. Now that the days are getting longer and warmer enjoy an evening walk with your family or pets.De-cluttering can also help de-stress. Start small by tidying up one area this week
    • Reevaluate your goals. Remember that small changes can make a big difference. It’s about Consistency NOT Perfection!
     

    The post 6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Body appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/6-ways-to-spring-clean-your-body/feed/ 0
    7 Tips to Enjoy Your Weekend Without Sacrificing Your Fitness Goals http://biggestloserresort.com/7-tips-to-enjoy-your-weekend-without-sacrificing-your-fitness-goals/ http://biggestloserresort.com/7-tips-to-enjoy-your-weekend-without-sacrificing-your-fitness-goals/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:55:58 +0000 http://biggestloserresort.com/?p=2747 Congratulations, you made it through the week and the weekend is here! During the week, many of us have the structure that we need to meet our wellness goals, but once the weekend comes it can be a challenge to balance fun with fitness. So why not do both? This weekend, try one (or all) […]

    The post 7 Tips to Enjoy Your Weekend Without Sacrificing Your Fitness Goals appeared first on .

    ]]>
  • Invite a friend to go for a walk. It will allow you to catch up and get your step count up!
  • Weekend Challenge! See how many miles you and your friends can log between Friday at 5pm until Sunday at 10pm Miles count for cardio equipment or good old fashioned running and or walking outside.
  • Support a cause. Sign-up for a race that benefits a charity you care about. Invite a group of friends and do it together.
  • Meet a friend for coffee, but walk to your local coffee shop.
  • Plan! If you know you are headed out for dinner at a local hot spot, plan for it. Get your workout in, have a healthy breakfast and lunch, then allow yourself to enjoy dinner in moderation. Have a cocktail, skip the bread basket, split an entrée and share dessert. It will be satisfying, without too much sacrifice.
  • Me Time. Make it happen. You’ve worked hard all week, now give yourself a break and enjoy your progress.
  • Beware of the all-or-nothing mindset. If you miss a workout or have an off day with food, every meal and every day is a chance to get back on track.
  • The post 7 Tips to Enjoy Your Weekend Without Sacrificing Your Fitness Goals appeared first on .

    ]]>
    http://biggestloserresort.com/7-tips-to-enjoy-your-weekend-without-sacrificing-your-fitness-goals/feed/ 0