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Quick Tips For A Healthy Food Shop

Below are a few tips to help you too become better with nutrition:

Try and start to do a few of these and you will soon find a positive change in your nutritional habits



Plan your meals in advance (use a food diary) and make a shopping list, and stick to it! This will help to keep you on track as you won’t buy anything that you don’t need and anything that is on offer (which tends to be the sweet tempting things that are bad for you)


Whether this means a huge tub of Greek yogurt for the week or a big bag of quinoa, lentils, and almonds to last you a few months, your wallet will thank you.


If you go when its busy you are less likely to read what you are actually buying. Go when its quiet and use the time to compare a few items, you will be surprised at the different nutritional values of the same product but different brand


They can be deceiving but you need to know what you are eating!

  • Traffic light – aim for foods which are primarily green, avoid RED
  • Serving size – be careful here as what they suggest a serving size is will not be yours! Something that is 100 calories per serving may not be that good if you eat the whole thing and its serving size is 5 = 500 calories!
  • Ingredients list (see below)
  • Low fat/sugar/calories etc. – it is only lower than its original, other brands normal version may actually be better for you. It may have also just replaced with something else so cross check ingredients (most low fat products replace with sugar – if this is the case then buy the full one as you can burn fat off)


Nothing is more important than the ingredients that you put into your body. If you don’t know what most of the ingredients are or if it has lots, then don’t buy it! The less ingredients it has the better.


No – we are not talking about chips and frozen meals! Frozen vegetables can be just as nutritious as fresh vegetables since it can often take days between when the vegetables are harvested and when they end up on your plate. Frozen fruit such as strawberries are also a good option and cheaper than fresh too


Going food shopping when you are hungry is a bad combination. You will end up buying convenience food that is quick – which tend to be the bad choices. Instead, have a small snack before you go which will keep you going till you get home


All of the bad food – crisps, chocolate, biscuits, cakes etc are all on one isle, the best way to avoid buying these foods is to just AVOID it!


Try these quick tips and start to change your diet. If your still unsure and need a helping hand at changing your lifestyle then join us on one of our weekend bootcamp retreats in the UK or Fitness Holidays and we can help you transform your life for the better

Ever Fancied A Bootcamp Holiday?

Ever thought of going to a bootcamp abroad and having an amazing fitness holiday where you can feel rejuvenated?

Why not join us at our Portugal Bootcamp Retreat and have the holiday of a lifetime. Not only will you lose weight, increase fitness, and feel fantastic, but you will meet friends for life, and many of our bootcampers return year after year

We are not a military bootcamp, and we are not there to shout at you all week and bark instructions. We are there to motivate you, support you, and provide you with a varied range of fitness classes and workshops designed to help you to get back on track, or to push your fitness to the next level if you already participate in regular fitness. We cater for everyone and we have a compete variety of ages and abilities joining us, all with different goals and aims


Ever Fancied A Bootcamp Holiday? Motivate Bootcamp


We are also not just a bootcamp, as we appreciate that people also need a bit of time out, and its also a holiday too! This is why our day is broken up to give you the best of both worlds. In a typical day you can expect to have a wake up workout followed by breakfast, a healthy living workshop, and a programme of fitness sessions up until lunch time. The afternoon is then free time giving everyone the chance to relax, soak up the rays, or head out to explore the area. Come 5pm and its cooled down so it is the perfect chance to finish the day with a few more sessions. Evening is a chance for everyone for relax and enjoy the night. On the self-catering bootcamp we arrange optional BBQ nights, evenings out to local Portuguese restaurants and the beautiful Old Town, and on the All Inclusive bootcamp we have our chef who provides all the meals and we eat together at the venue.

The Algarve is a fabulous place and is a great place to be active too. We also offer additional excursions such as an afternoon out to Vilamoura, cycling tours, and paddleboarding/surfing, making your bootcamp experience with us a truly memorable one

All this from only £499pp – less than half the price of our competitors. We have spaces available for October and we just need £99 deposit to book this, spaces are limited so don’t delay! Book Now


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Ladies Bootcamp in Liverpool

Motivate Bootcamp is our ladies bootcamp in Liverpool.

You may visualise long runs through rough terrain; your only accessories wrist and ankle weights; hanging by one leg from strategically placed climbing walls; trainers screaming how fat and slow you are; celery sticks for dinner. You could not be more wrong! Who pays money for help from such unrealistic organisations? Bootcamp prepares you with the fundamentals to succeed by focusing your attention on your health and blocking out distractions. At Motivate Bootcamp, our goal is to prepare our clients to live a healthy lifestyle based on sensible eating habits and exercise that is fun. Our war is with the temptations of modern eating habits and the damage caused by poor lifestyle choices to our weight and health.

There is no hardship to be endured by our Motivate Bootcamp clients. Actually, for those living in Liverpool, ladies bootcamp is offered at four locations within two hours of the city. There is the Peak District for those who prefer the atmosphere of a 17th-century manor house for self-focus. For opportunities to convene with Nature, consider our boot camp in Snowdonia or Derbyshire. If you prefer an urban scene The Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa in Manchester is for you. All offer a small group setting with comfortable accommodations and fresh local food. All fitness levels are invited and all will benefit from our tailored programme designed especially to increase your fitness level and decrease your weight.

Remember, the purpose of ladies bootcamp in Liverpool  is to isolate, motivate, train, practice and send you home armed with the knowledge and skills to succeed. Therefore, follow-up is critical. Your group can keep in touch with each other and your trainers on social media. Sharing trials, errors, recipes and new ideas will strengthen your resolution. Contact Motivate Bootcamp when you are ready to take charge of your health and dedicate your focus on arming yourself with the tools of success. You can expect to lose some weight, get fit and make new friends within what could be a lifelong support keeping each other on track. You can win this war.

Weekend Boot Camp in Manchester

Book your weekend boot camp stay in Manchester, North West

You’ll stay at the luxurious Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa with all meals provided in the hotel restaurant. Enjoy relaxing at the pool and spa and you may have time to check out the nearby shops. You and your friends will make new friends in our small group of boot campers and there are always a lot of laughs.

The most important part of your stay with us at Motivate Boot Camp is give your fitness programme a kick-start to get in shape for the biggest day of your life. In Manchester, weekend boot camp means that you can attend our workshops on nutrition and meal planning. Our variety of exercise sessions are fun and effective. You will take home fresh ideas and new fitness information to follow up with at home that will result in reaching your fitness goal. Bringing your friends along means you go home with built in accountability which makes sticking to a fitness program easier. Motivate Bootcamp is for ladies only and our nutrition and fitness programmes are geared toward women. We have inspirational and motivational speakers and stories that will stay with you and come to mind when you need them.

Our weekend boot camp in Manchester will help put you in the right frame of mind to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes we neglect of our health because we’re too busy or too stressed. We just want to do what makes us feel good. Our hope is when you return from boot camp what makes you feel good will be healthy eating, exercise and intentional relaxation. Contact Motivate Bootcamp and schedule your weekend with us. You will have fun and learn Zumba, Pilates, Yoga and some hard core stamina and muscle building. We are the Number one weight loss and fitness residential bootcamp retreat for women in the UK.