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Review of the Slimming Camp in Crimea. Part 4. Nutrition
Let me remind you that for those who do not like to read a lot, there is a Resume. For the rest - my review about the rest at the Weight Loss Camp.
Read "Part 1. Before the trip"
- Read "Part 2. Daily routine and entertainment"
- Read "Part 3. Exercise and hiking"
Next, I will tell you about food in the camp.
Meals in the Camp
Meals at the Stay Fit Slimming Camp is a special part of his life. Without such wonderful chef Irina and her assistant (also Irina), life in the Camp would be much more difficult … stress and no joys.
Of course, the food is dietary, but its presentation and design always cheered up. I will not describe all the beauties, I will just attach a few photos and you will see everything for yourself. I will just talk about the essence of nutrition so that you can tune in to it in advance.
Breakfast is always porridge. What kind of porridge I have not tried … This is corn, and buckwheat, and oatmeal, and millet … you can't remember everything. For porridge they also give cottage cheese with dried fruits, or homemade cheese with an egg, or curd casserole. The breakfast is really very hearty and balanced, as it contains both proteins and complex carbohydrates, which energize the body for the whole day. I didn't always want to eat it, but I forced myself, because I understand how important breakfast is.
For breakfast, you will immediately be given an apple for a snack at 12:00. They were different apples every day, but they were all surprisingly tasty. Once I asked why we are not given other fruits? It turned out that everything is corny and simple. Only apples will survive until a snack, even if you went on a hike and have a snack on the way. Other fruits can go bad in a few hours and wrinkle.
For lunch, we always received a portion of vegetables and some kind of protein dish for them. On the days when we went hiking, we were also given a bowl of soup. Apparently a bonus, for the loss of energy in the hikes. So don't be lazy and go hiking:) Work off your bowl of soup!
I will not list all the vegetables, I will only note that like many in the Camp, I first tried raw zucchini there. It turns out it's delicious! It was grated and cut into thin slices … unusual and tasty. From protein foods, these were: turkey, chicken breast, beef, liver pancakes, meat casserole, chicken rolls and even caviar pancakes. Everything is very tasty and beautiful!
The soups were also interesting and unusual. For example, we had mushroom noodle soup. Instead of regular noodles, there was egg noodles without flour and any other additives. The chef simply beat an egg with a fork and fried it on both sides in a frying pan without oil, and then cut it into thin strips, in the form of noodles. The beetroot was also very memorable. It turns out that it can only be on beets, without any other vegetables, and at the same time very tasty, with a rich red color.
In general, I would like to note that Irina does not cook vegetables for a long time, if she cooks, then literally a few minutes, if she fries, then only in a grill pan without oil or cooks in a slow cooker, if she bakes, then just a little and in foil. Vegetables do not undergo long processing and do not lose their beneficial properties.
Dinner, like lunch, mostly consisted of vegetable salad and protein products. We had salads with seafood, and with chicken kebab, and with fish, and with cutlets, and with liver, etc. Many options, you won't remember everything!
One thing I can say for sure - during the 2 weeks of my stay in the Camp, not a single dish was repeated twice. Moreover, the dishes are constantly changing. During my stay at the Camp, there was not a single dish from the photos from the site. The chef constantly comes up with something new and always delicious.
At first it seemed that there was not enough food and you would be constantly hungry. But after a couple of days, I realized that there was enough food. During the day, there was even no time to think about food …
And when the moment comes for lunch or dinner, then you understand that you are so tired in training that you no longer want to eat. But you need to eat, even when you don't feel like it, because you need energy for training.
Milk whey is placed in the refrigerator overnight for the last snack. There is a memo on the fridge about the benefits of whey. At first I didn't like the taste, but literally on the second day I tasted it and not only drank it, but also washed my face at night.
Whey not only reduces appetite, but also has a beneficial effect on the digestive tract, cleanses the intestines, normalizes flora, removes toxins and stimulates the liver and kidneys. The composition of whey is rich in vitamins: A, E, C, group B, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
They don't drink tea and coffee in the Camp. But there is a kettle and you can drink tea in your room if you need it. But before / after lunch and dinner they give compotes. Very tasty and healthy, without sugar.
You can drink as much water as you like, it is freely available in coolers. The water tastes good, I liked it.
The calorie content of the diet is about 1300 kcal (I did not count it myself, this is according to the Camp administration). Of course, with such active physical activity, this may not be enough. But personally, I had enough and I was not hungry. In any case, you can always adjust your diet with Alena, simply by asking her to increase your daily calorie intake.
Secrets from Chef Irina
Irina knows many "secrets" that make any food delicious. For example, nutmeg is good in any bean soup. And to make the squid soft and juicy, it is enough to soak it raw in boiling water, cleanse the skin and cook for just 1 minute. Or, you can grill it on both sides, turning it over as soon as it turns white and curls a little.
Salads have always been filled with diet sauces. Chef Irina shared some recipes with us. You can also ask her about this and she will share not only recipes for sauces, but also any others.
I will give you a couple of recipes for sauces for vegetable salads:
1. Soy sauce.
We take a little soy sauce, lemon juice, sunflower oil to our taste and mix everything with a whisk. This is the base of the sauce. And then everyone at their discretion can add Dijon mustard or balsamic vinegar there.
2. White sauce.
Take the mixture as the basis of the sauce: 1% kefir + low-fat sour cream (in proportion, depending on the desire for the thickness of the sauce) + white horseradish + regular mustard + lemon juice. If desired, you can also add grapefruit juice and mint to the base.
Well, I make myself a very simple sauce for salads and I will also share it with you:
3. Simple sauce.
Activia yoghurt (or any other natural yoghurt) + a little soy sauce + a little mustard (dry, regular, Dijon can be used). This is the basis for which is sufficient. If you find it very thick, then you can dilute it with kefir or plain water. I call this sauce Homemade mayonnaise.
You can add lemon juice and sunflower oil to this base. But all this will increase its calorie content, so I am not adding anything extra.
Continue reading "Part 5. Summary"
Author: jeRiCa (specially for Calorizator.ru)
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