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Two Weeks to Your Ultimate Beach Body

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On Sale: April 22, 2009
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-307-48224-2
Published by : Harmony Crown Archetype
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Get in shape for beach season! This super-slimming, body-sculpting makeover gets you bikini-ready—in just two weeks.

Bikini Boot Camp creators Melissa Perlman and Erica Gragg know that the secret to losing weight and getting fit is not another diet or endless hours at the gym. Instead, it’s a highly targeted exercise plan combined with healthy, delicious, all-natural foods that jump-start your metabolism and melt away the pounds. At the elite Amansala Eco-Chic Resort and Spa in Mexico, their Bikini Boot Camp program has become the destination of choice for celebrities and women everywhere who want to change their bodies and their lives. Now, this book gives you everything you need to recreate the Bikini Boot Camp experience at home—from the signature workouts to the low-cal, Latin-flavored dishes—and achieve the same incredible results.

Capturing the spirit of the spa and Mexico’s sunny shores, each day of Bikini Boot Camp provides you with:

A total-body workout that combines walking, circuit training, core strengthening, and yoga to target trouble spots and sculpt you head to toe
Energy-enhancing meal plans with slimming, easy-to-follow recipes—a mouthwatering mix of Mexican, Yucatán, and Asian cuisines—straight out of Amansala’s kitchen and available here for the first time
Mindfulness exercises to relax and restore you, and to help you stay focused on your fitness goals
Do-it-yourself spa treats, from easy facials to herbal baths

With more than 75 mix-and-match recipes, and a lifestyle plan to keep you going after the first two weeks are up, Bikini Boot Camp is the fastest way to whip your body into shape—and have fun doing it! So don’t panic now that summer is here. No matter how long you’ve been putting it off, this book gives you everything you need to achieve a bikini body all year round.

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Amansala Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

Makes 1 Serving

This fabulous salad is the most requested recipe in our Bikini Boot Camp repertoire! It works great with either grilled fish or chicken, and over the course of the program, youll enjoy it both ways.

1 cup shredded Napa cabbage
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup diced avocado (optional)
1 5–6 oz. piece grilled fish or chicken, chopped
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1. Combine the cabbage, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, and avocado in a large bowl and toss with the dressing.

2. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve.


Ginger–Sesame Dressing

Makes about 1 cup

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons low–sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons honey or brown sugar
2 tablespoons peeled and minced ginger
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Process until smooth.


Fish Kebabs with Zucchini, Muschrooms, and Cherry Tomatoes

Makes 2 servings

The secret to this recipe is to precook the vegetables (except the tomatoes) so that theyre done when the fish is cooked. You will need two long or several short skewers to make the kebabs.


Marinade
1 garlic clove, finely minced
Small handful of cilantro leaves, minced
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon low–sodium soy sauce (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper


2 5– to 6–ounce white fish fillets, cut into bite-size chunks
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 red or green bell pepper, diced
1 zucchini, cut into bite–size chunks
1/2 onion, quartered and separated
8 white button mushrooms
8 cherry tomatoes
1 cup whole–grain couscous, prepared according to instructions on the box
1 lemon, quartered

1. To make the marinade, combine the garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, and soy sauce, if using, in a large shallow bowl and whisk together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the fish and let it marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours, turning once.

2. If you are planning to broil your kebabs, preheat the broiler to 500°F.

3. To prepare the vegetables, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, zucchini, onion and mushrooms and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, until slightly tender but not fully cooked.

4. To assemble, thread a tomato, pepper, zucchini, mushroom, and onion piece onto each skewer. Fold over a piece of fish and thread it on. Repeat until the skewer is full.

5. If you do not have a grill, broil the kebabs on a broiler rack or cookie sheet for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until cooked through.

6. Serve kebabs on top of hot, freshly made couscous, garnished with a wedge of lemon.
Melissa Perlman|Erica Gragg

About Melissa Perlman

Melissa Perlman - Bikini Bootcamp
Melissa Perlman studied Tibetan Buddhism in Asia for more than six years and owned a restaurant in Tokyo that served healthy California cuisine. Friends for eight years, in 2002, Melissa and Erica Gragg founded the Amansala Eco–Chic Resort and Bikini Boot Camp in 2002, and it now boasts more than 3,000 guests per year.

About Erica Gragg

Erica Gragg - Bikini Bootcamp
Erica Gragg is a former public relations executive and a certified yoga and fitness instructor. Friends for eight years, in 2002, Melissa Perlman and Erica founded the Amansala Eco–Chic Resort and Bikini Boot Camp in 2002, and it now boasts more than 3,000 guests per year.

  • Bikini Bootcamp by Melissa Perlman and Erica Gragg
  • May 01, 2007
  • Health & Fitness
  • Harmony
  • $17.95
  • 9780767925907

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