DIET

3 FRESH FIG RECIPES UNDER 100 CALORIES

It's fig season! Wondering what to do with them? Try these 3 fresh fig recipes. All super simple & under 100 calories! Learn how to create these delicious 100 calorie fig recipes in this live video. Keep reading for the ingredients below. We love mission fig varieties. Which fresh figs are your favorite?

  1. FROZEN FIG POPS - Couldn't be easier...or more delicious. It's like guilt-free fig ice cream. 1 ingredient, fresh figs! Simply cut off the end & insert popsicle stick. Freeze at least for 4 hours & enjoy. 3 figs = 100 calories.
  2. CREAMY BALSAMIC FIG DRESSING - Blend 3 fresh figs, 1 Tbsp cream cheese (we used Kite Hill dairy free cream cheese spread), 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar. Pinch of sea salt & pepper. Enjoy over your favorite salad, or as a tasty dip. Serves 2, 100 calories per serving.
  3. LOW CARB CUCUMBER SANDWICHES - Peel & slice 6 large discs of an english cucumber. Add a small dollop of cream cheese (Kite Hill again) onto each one. Then add 1/2 of a fresh fig on the cheese. Finally, chop up 2 slices of prosciutto & add on top of the figs. Makes 2 servings, 100 calories each. This is a great appetizer for dinner parties!

These sure are delicious. Eating the right amount of healthy foods, will allow you to reach your goals. Nothing beats a solid nutrition & fitness plan. Let us create one that will get you fast results. Learn more today.

Thank you for stopping by & have a great day,

~ Max & Team MBB

5 DIET TIPS TO STOP LATE NIGHT CRAVINGS

Are late night cravings ruining your diet? 

You're not alone. These 5 tips will help stop them!

  1. Brush Your Teeth
  2. Chew Some Gum
  3. Drink Seltzer
  4. Herbal Tea
  5. Change Your Scenery

Each of these actionable steps are detailed in the above video. If you're struggling with what to eat to help you reach your weight loss goals, we can take the guesswork out for you. Check out our custom meal plan program. We will create a simple nutrition plan that will keep you looking & feeling your best!

Which of these tips will you try tonight? We hope that you found these diet tips helpful. Feel free to post your comments/questions below, or email/call us any time. If you're in the Danbury CT area, come train with us!

Thank you for stopping by & have an awesome day,

~ Max & Team MBB

WHOLE FOODS MARKET TOUR: BEST DAIRY & DAIRY-FREE ALTERNATIVES | HOW TO SHOP FOR WEIGHT LOSS part 3

Whole Foods Market tour (PART 3) where you will learn how to shop for weight loss & optimum health. Understand which foods and grocery products are best, when on a weight loss diet. This is episode 3 in a 5 part video series, created by Max's Best Bootcamp & Whole Foods Market. This episode focuses on dairy and dairy-free yogurt, milk, cheeses & products, in the Danbury CT store. Milk, yogurt & cheese can all work well for losing weight, but there are advantages & disadvantages to some dairy and dairy free alternatives over others. We break it down for you!

GOT MILK, OR NAH?

Some tolerate dairy, others don't. 

Nut milk galore

There's never been a better time, as technology & innovation has provided us with new non-dairy products.

Coffee lover?

Opt for unsweetened coconut or almond milk options.

Watch the full video (top of this post) which goes into great detail, about which options are best, when shopping for weight loss. I personally don't digest dairy well at all, so many of these new dairy-free products are a big help, to staying on track with my diet regimen. Does this resonate with you, or someone you love?

A take home point for you, regardless of dairy or not, is that if a food works well with your body, then it's a great choice. On the flip side, if it's supposed to be "healthy" but it doesn't sit/digest well with you, then regardless, it's probably not a good choice for you.

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Nutrition made simple

Stop wondering what to eat, or how many calories you need to reach your goals. Let us create a custom meal plan for you today!

Are you eating dairy-free alternatives & products because you're lactose intolerant? Do you find them more healthy? The truth is, some people do well with dairy, while others don't. We hope this helped you discover new insight & knowledge into what's available at Whole Foods Market, or wherever it is that you do your shopping!

Let me know how else we can help you, anytime.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,

~ Max

10 EASY DIET TIPS (HACKS) TO LOSE WEIGHT

These easy diet tips will help you lose weight fast! All 10 diet hacks are backed by science and proven to get our bootcamp clients awesome weight loss results. Dieting can be tricky. Try these 10 best tips daily...you'll easily save hundreds of calories & lose weight every day.

1. Drink Apple Cider Vinegar
2. Switch To Black Coffee or Green Tea
3. Eat Your Greens
4. Pound The Gum
5. Up Your Protein
6. Herbs & Spices Over Sauces
7. Swap Seltzer For Soda & Juice
8.  Reduce Alcohol Intake
9. Red Wine Vinegar Dressing
10. Meal Frequency Is Dead

Finding the right balance of clean eating & exercise are key for lasting results. Let me & my team of motivating personal trainers take the guesswork out of your weight loss results...contact us now, so that we can create a plan that perfect  for you!

Which of these dieting hacks will you employ? Which ones did we leave out? Comment below.

Best,

~ Max

5 EASY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS 2017 (PART 2)

So you're ready to finally lose the extra weight, but not seeing the results you want. It's OK. This is common, without the right plan. That's why we want to share with you these 5 easy weight loss tips, to help you achieve your goals starting right now. Watch the video above for full details, or simply read on...

1. Get A Workout Buddy - It's always more fun together & inevitably one of you may or may not want to workout that day. Text each other, put it in your calendar & get it done. The point is to make it a healthy habit & to have a support team in place, so that you can keep it up! Extra accountability & healthy competition are good things.


2. Eliminate Added Sugar For 30 Days - Banning the white stuff will help you decrease over all calories & make you more aware of what you're putting into your body. Yes, you've got to read food labels! It's a real eye opener. We did a review of the Whole30 Diet & that was one of the elements that we liked about it. 


3. Increase Your N.E.A.T. - Neat is an acronym that stands for non exercise activity thermogenesis. It's a pretty fancy term, but put simply, it's all of the extra movement that adds up at the end of you day that's not conventional exercising. Walking, performing common tasks at work not at your desk, playing with your kids, etc. It really adds up! Little habits create big change. Have you ever noticed that fidgety people are usually thin? They're constantly moving.

 
4. Start Your Day With Apple Cider Vinegar - It's not a weigh loss miracle cure, but it will help burn fat & suppress your appetite. Read the post below for the full recipe & health benefits. Just make sure the label says raw, organic, unfiltered, unpasteurized.


5. Get More Skin In The Game - You know that spending $10 on a gym isn't much of an investment. You're time is too valuable to waste & time is actually our most precious asset. Spending time & resources on real food, daily learning & hiring a personal trainer are just a few ways to lock in your weight loss success. After all, if what you're doing now was working, you wouldn't be needed to lose the exccess weight. You're worth it, so that you can be the best for YOU & your loved ones.

We hope you found these tips helpful! If you're in the Danbury CT area, let me & my team help you create a weight loss plan that's right for you. Simply click on the CONTACT US button below now, so that we can start getting you weight loss results today!

What other tips do you have, that may be helpful to others on their weight loss journey? We love your feedback, so feel free to post any questions of comments below. Be sure to connect with us on social (links below). Thanks for reading & have an awesome day!

~ Max

ARE DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS REALLY WORTH IT?

Don't bother with these!

Go into any grocery store these days & you'll find isles of them. This particular photo is from Costco the other day.

Do we really need all of these supplements? Do you honestly believe that they're better than what we get from real food? We'd say absolutely not. The fact is, it's human nature to want a quick fix. However, until you are 100 percent honest with yourself, that you're eating a clean diet, there's little to no benefit from any of them. Period. Just eat real food!

The problem is, there's so many people - even well know celebrities - who will say that they too a certain supplement/pill & they lost weight fast. Or that it was a miracle cure for what ailed them. The bottom line is that there's BIG money in supplements. It's not about health at all...it's about the dolla bills y'all! If you want to take control body, to perform at optimum health, let us create a proper meal plan for you. We don't believe in fad diets & get our clients awesome results by showing them exactly what to eat & how to exercise to reach their goals. Contact us today by clicking the CONTACT US button below now:

Do you agree or disagree with our philosophy on supplements? We'd love to know & get your feedback. We're here for you.

~ Max

HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATO TOAST IN TOASTER (4 WAYS)

This is the easiest way to enjoy sweet potato bread without the guilt. Step-by-step guide on how to make sweet potato toast in your toaster. Totally gluten free recipes, grain free & paleo, vegan diet friendly too. First we'll make the sweet potato toast in toaster recipe, then we'll show you 4 simple delicious ways to top it. All healthy recipes & super easy! 2 savory recipes & 2 sweeter versions are shown, during this live streaming YouTube video broadacast. If you'd rather read on, instead of watching the video, here's what you'll need:

Sweet "Potatoast" (Base Recipe)

  • Only 1 ingredient! - 1 Large Sweet Potato 
  • Wash thoroughly & slice off the ends. Then slice length wise in 1/2 inch slices.
  • Toast slices in your toaster on HI power 3-4 times, depending on the strength of your toaster. 

4 Heathy Ways To Top Your Sweet Potato Toast Base Recipe

  • Cream Cheese & Cinnamon - We used Kite Hill's dairy-free version
  • Avocado, Lemon Juice, Basil
  • Peanut Butter & "Jelly" 
  • Hi Protein Chocolate Banana - 1 Tbsp of each (vanilla protein powder, unsweetened cocoa powder,  unsweetened almond milk). Top with banana slices. We used Max's Best Bootcamp Protein Powder, but you may use your fave brand.

Do you have any other ideas for toppings? We'd love to hear them! Also, if you're working on cleaning out  your diet & want to step up your fitness too...come join us for a complimentary bootcamp session! (Click TRY FREE button above to apply) Thanks for reading & have an awesome day!

~ Max

3 Reasons The Whole 30 Diet Is Worth It, 3 Reasons You Will Fail

Are you considering the Whole 30 Diet? Watch this video review before you do! These are the top 3 benefits & 3 reasons why you will fail the Whole30 diet program. In this unedited live video, Max's Best Bootcamp Owner & Master personal Trainer Max Barry, breaks down some of the diet's challenges, as well as the touted weight loss fatloss effects. Interview format where we discuss the real life results with our friend Omar & shed light on how our bootcamp clients made out, too.

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The Whole30 Program Rules [ from http://www.whole30.com ]

YES: Eat real food.

Eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re totally natural and unprocessed.

NO: Avoid for 30 days.

More importantly, here’s what NOT to eat - Omitting all of these foods and beverages will help you regain your healthy metabolism, reduce systemic inflammation, and help you discover how these foods are truly impacting your health, fitness and quality of life.

Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc. Read your labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize. 
Do not consume alcohol in any form, not even for cooking. (And it should go without saying, but no tobacco products of any sort, either.)
Do not eat grains. This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, sprouted grains and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa. This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch and so on. Again, read your labels.
Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds (black, red, pinto, navy, white, kidney, lima, fava, etc.), peas, chickpeas, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter, either. This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin).
Do not eat dairy. This includes cow, goat or sheep’s milk products such as cream, cheese (hard or soft), kefir, yogurt (even Greek), and sour cream… with the exception of clarified butter or ghee. (See below for details.)
Do not consume carrageenan, MSG or sulfites. If these ingredients appear in any form on the label of your processed food or beverage, it’s out for the Whole30.
Do not try to re-create baked goods, junk foods, or treats* with “approved” ingredients. Continuing to eat your old, unhealthy foods made with Whole30 ingredients is totally missing the point, and will tank your results faster than you can say “Paleo Pop-Tarts.” Remember, these are the same foods that got you into health-trouble in the first place—and a pancake is still a pancake, regardless of the ingredients. 

What do you think will be your biggest challenges, if you attempt this diet?