weight loss tips

Why You're NOT Losing Weight

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Why you’re NOT losing weight!

Which one is you?

⚠️ For weight loss to occur, you need to be in a consistent daily caloric deficit.

💯 Each of these common foods are extremely easy to consume more than you think. If you’re just estimating your potions, then you’re just guessing. Measuring in grams is the most accurate method. Try it & see for yourself.

💪 We hope this helps! Do you measure or track your food intake at all? Let us know in the comments. Feel free to share this with your friends!

~ Max & Team MBB

4 Easy Weight Loss Hacks

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EASY WEIGHT LOSS HACKS!

Which have you tried?

If you want to shed pounds & body fat, these 4 tips will help you achieve your goals faster.

The great news is, that you can start implementing one or all of them right now! Lasting results will only come with consistency:


GET A WORKOUT BUDDY

- Increase your accountability & surround yourself with others who want to make their fitness & health a priority.

TRACK ALL OF YOUR FOOD

- Whatever goes in your mouth must be tracked. Knowing your portions is absolutely key to making sure you’re tracking properly.


ZERO CALORIE DRINKS ONLY

- Stick go exclusively zero calorie drinks. Mostly water, some black coffee or tea, seltzer. Other zero calorie drinks with artificial flavors/colors/sweeteners are okay, but not ideal for our overall health.

CIRCUIT TRAIN 2-5x/week

- Circuit training is far more effective (and fun) than typical workouts. Include free weights & bodyweight exercises. This practice will not only burn more calories & fat in less time...but it will boost your endurance & metabolism too. That’s exactly how we train Max's Best Bootcamp. Try your free session today:

We hope this helps! If it did, be sure to share it & drop your thoughts/questions below!

~ Max & Team

CAN YOU SPOT REDUCE FAT? | SPOT REDUCTION MYTHS BUSTED + 9 WAYS TO ACTUALLY REDUCE BODY FAT

Can you actually spot reduce fat? There are several myths & truths behind burning fat, but whether or not you can spot reduce fat is exposed in this live video. Everything from waist trainers, to fat burners, to liposuction are covered. Watch the video the get all of the juicy & sometimes harsh facts.

I know what you're saying - But Max, if these tactics don't work, what can I do to reduce my body fat? 

There's good news! You can absolutely reduce your OVERALL body fat percentage, which includes those spot fat areas you want to get rid of. Follow these simple tips below...

9 Proven Ways To Reduce Body Fat:

1. Daily Caloric Deficit
2. Resistance Training
3. Circuit Training
4. Sleep More
5. Decrease Stress
6. Lower Sugar/Starch Intake
7. Limit Alcohol Consumption
8. Coffee/Green Tea
9. Create A Fitness Lifestyle

We hope that you found this helpful! Breaking down the truth & helping you achieve your fitness goals is what we do. Call, email or contact us anytime if we can help you.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,

~ Max & Team MBB

7 REASONS WHY YOU AREN'T LOSING WEIGHT

*Clients and results are real. Results may vary.

Ever ask yourself this - I'm dieting, but I'm not losing weight? You're not alone! Here's 7 reasons why you aren't losing weight...and 7 ways to fix them. Each actionable weight loss tip works & has helped thousands of clients over the years. Which 1 of these dieting mistakes are you making?

1. LBT - Licks, Bites & Snacks
2. Wine/Drinks
3. Cardio Queen
4. Overeating Healthy Food
5. Not Keeping A Food Journal
6. No Support Team
7. On Again Off Again 

If you can relate to any of these reasons, now or in the past, share in the comments below. If you're looking for a simple effective exercise & diet plan, let us create one that's perfect for you...your results will become automatic!

Losing weight is tricky, without a plan. Ask yourself this - which 1 of these can I work on this week? Be honest with yourself. Take a breathe. Take action.

Thanks for stopping by & have an awesome 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. Contact us with any questions you have.

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: CHOCOLATE, BEVERAGES & SWEETENERS | HOW TO SHOP FOR WEIGHT LOSS PART 5

Healthy Chocolate, Diet Drinks & Sweeteners - Whole Foods Market tour (PART 5) 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 5 in a 5 part video series, created by Max's Best Bootcamp & Whole Foods Market.

This episode focuses on healthy chocolate bars, the best diet drinks & sweetener options, in the Danbury CT store. Healthy chocolate, diet drinks & sweeteners can all work well for losing weight, but there are advantages & disadvantages to specific ones over others. We break it down for you!

Combining an easy to follow nutrition with a proper exercise plan will get you to your goals & crush them. Try some of our fat burning YouTube workouts, of come try a complimentary bootcamp session with us.

So are you a chocolate fan, or more of a savory treat person? Feel free to ask any questions that you have in the comments below. We hope you found these weight loss tips helpful & thanks for stopping by!

~ Max

WHOLE FOODS MARKET TOUR: BEST OIL, VINEGAR & SALAD BAR OPTIONS | HOW TO SHOP FOR WEIGHT LOSS PART 4

Best Oil, Vinegar & Salad Bar Options - Whole Foods Market tour (PART 4) 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 4 in a 5 part video series, created by Max's Best Bootcamp & Whole Foods Market. This episode focuses on the best oil, vinegars & salad bar options, in the Danbury CT store. Healthy fats, vinegars & salads can all work well for losing weight, but there are advantages & disadvantages to specific ones over others. We break it down for you!

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CUSTOM NUTRITION

Want to take your health & weight loss results to the next level? Check out our custom meal plans.

You know that eating salads is key for healthy weight loss, but are you doing it right? Many times, our clients say that they're eating pretty well, mostly salads. Truth is, that salad may taste great, but it's loaded up with so many additional goodies, that it's probably 2-3x the amount of calories it should be! Base it on tons of leafy greens, add 1 serving (4-6 ounces) of roasted or grilled protein (meat, chicken, fish) and top with 1 tbsp oil & vinegar of choice.

Which oil is best for you salad? Rule of thumb: use extra virgin olive oil for raw applications (like salads, dips, etc) and coconut oil everywhere else. You see, coconut oil has a higher smoking point, because it's a saturated fat. But Max. isn't that a "bad" fat? Nope, that's been totally debunked. Some of the latest studies from the AHA have folks asking "is coconut oil healthy?" They must really be desparate for press, because that new finding was based on old research, that only showed a discrepancy in cholesterol. While in some cases, LDL went up, in most all cases, HDL went up - the good kind! Especially when combined with a proper fitness program 💪

Make sure your apple cider vinegar label says these 4 things! Raw, organic, unfiltered, unrefined.

Make sure your apple cider vinegar label says these 4 things! Raw, organic, unfiltered, unrefined.

As far as vinegars go, apple cider vinegar is a great food for weight loss & gut health. It doesn't taste too great though, so consider consuming it on its own, diluted with water 1-4x per day. Otherwise, for salads opt for 1-3 tbsp of red wine or balsamic vinegar. Looks for lower calorie, no-added sugar on the label. If you're a balsamic vinegar freak like me, that could mean saving 50-100 calories per salad. Freshly squeezed lemon juice also has some great health benefits & works well here too.

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. Have any other questions? Post them below & have an awesome day!

~ Max

 

WHOLE FOODS MARKET TOUR: HOW TO SHOP FOR WEIGHT LOSS | PART 2 - BEST PROTEIN SOURCES

Whole Foods Market tour, 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 2 in a 5 part video series, created by Max's Best Bootcamp & Whole Foods Market. This episode focuses on the best protein sources, in the Danbury CT store. Sources of protein like meat, chicken & fish can all work well for losing weight, but there are advantages & disadvantages to some proteins over others. We break it down for you!

HERE FISHY FISHY

When you start with a high quality piece of fish (or any other whole food) you don't need to do much to it, for it to taste amazing. While some fish, like salmon, is higher in calories that tilapia, they're both great protein sources for weight loss & optimum health. One serving per meal is ideal, which is about the size of your smart phone. Before you plan which one you buy, be sure to ask your fish monger what's fresh that day! He or she will be proud to tell you what's freshest & also share with you exact tips on how to cook them, too.

LET THEm EAT...GRASS?

If you haven't had a nice steak in a while, you may want to reconsider. Many of our new clients say that they've stopped eating red meat, because "it's bad." Well, that's been debunked. If the animal is healthy, then they're healthy to consume. Conventional meat (of all varieties) is an unhealthy animal, so we don't recommend supporting it. Instead, look for local, pasture raised & grass-fed beef. They're beautifully healthy animals, that eat only grass their whole life & are never pumped with antibiotics or hormones. Local is always best, too!

But isn't red meat high in calories? Relative to chicken breast, yes. In general, beef is about 50-60 calories per ounce VS. chicken breast which is about 40 calories per ounce. So, as long as you potion your servings properly, it's all good! Plus, there's a thermogenic effect when you consume protein...meaning your body will rev up to burn calories, just to consume it. This is less true with carbohydrates & fats. I usually get the grass-fed ground beef here. Would you want me to make a post on how I meal prep protein?

365 DAYS OF CHICKEN

If you're like most people when dieting, you eat nothing but chicken breast. Venture out people, haha! Don't get me wrong, it's a great protein source, but it's pretty bland & not that much different calorically from thighs or legs. Barring skin, it's about 5-10 calories per ounce. Either way, when buying chicken, be sure to look out for local & free-range/pasture raised sources. Here's a great recipe that my friend Alicia & I came up with that's absolutely delicious...

We hope you found these weight loss tips helpful! What other questions do you have about protein sources? 

Many people think they can out train a bad diet. That won't work. We will create a meal plan that super simple, will get you instant results, and will allow you to keep the weight off for good! Used best in conjunction with a proper fitness program. Come try a complimentary workout with us, if you're in the Danbury CT area.

Thanks for stopping by & have an awesome day!

~ Max

WHOLE FOODS MARKET TOUR: HOW TO SHOP FOR WEIGHT LOSS | EPISODE 1 - CARBOHYDRATES

Whole Foods Market tour, discussing how to shop for weight loss & optimum health. Learn exactly which foods and grocery products are best when on a weight loss diet. This is episode 1 in a 5 part video series, created by Max's Best Bootcamp & Whole Foods Market. This episode focuses on healthy carbohydrates, in the Danbury CT store. Grains, fruit, and vegetables can all work well for losing weight, but there are advantages & disadvantages to some over others. We break it down for you!

BANANAS VS. CHIPS

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People often ask if bananas make you fat. Let's be real...no one ever got fat from eating fruit! Too many calories make us fat, especially when they're highly processed foods. Eating clean will allow your body to feel great & perform at it's best. Not only that, your will increase your body's ability to burn fat! So opt for the banana over the chips any day of the week, ok?! 1-2 servings of fruit per meal or snack is ideal. So 10 bananas is not a great idea...but still better than the whole bag of chips/fries/oreos (insert favorite sweet/salty treat here). Berries are best for weight loss & fat loss, because they're higher & lower in sugar than most other fruits. Apples & pears are also a solid pick.

 

Are Grains Bad?

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Are grains bad? Are some "better" than others? They're more or less the same, when it comes to their carbohydrate load on the body. It's dose dependent. Meaning, how much you eat at one time, determines how they will affect your blood sugars. When we eat any carbs, it will cause an insulin response. That means sugar, brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, honey. That's why we always recommend a no added sugar, low starch diet. It's naturally anti-inflammatory & will allow your body to burn fat as fuel, vs having to burn the sugar out of the system first. Also, consuming too many carbohydrates leads to insulin spikes, fat storage, diabetes, increases cardiovascular risks as well. If you really want to have grains, then you may have a serving at a time. But, you don't need them & you'd be better off getting your healthy carbohydrates from fruits, yogurt, and veggies.

focus on leafy greens

non starchy veggies

Non starchy veggies, like leafy green, cucumbers, green/yellow squash, celery, bok choy, asparagus, broccoli & cauliflower are amazing for weight loss AND health! You see, they're made up of mostly water & fiber, so they will fill you up & equate to a nearly zero calorie food. That means that you can load up on these veggies in unlimited amounts, to keep you full, nourished & add volume to your meals, without adding calories. Other veggies are great too, however these non-starch veggies are net zero calories, and so they will help keep your nutrition up, while keeping your calorie consumption low. Below is a list of carbs in vegetables:

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what to eat instead of grains?

If you do some more research, you will find that grains are not necessary to consume at all. That doesn't mean you don't have to forgo them completely. We just challenge you to swap them out with wholesome starchy veggies instead. They are much easier on the digestive system, won't spike your blood sugars as much & have many of the touted benefits that you would find in grains...but they're a much cleaner carb source & will aid in fat loss! Focus on sweet potatoes, winter squashes, carrots, peas, and beets for your starchy veggies, but still be sure to limit them to one serving per meal. The rest of your plate should be filled with non starchy veggies, protein & a healthy fat source. Stay tuned for the next episode in this 5 part series...

We hope you found these weight loss tips helpful! What other questions do you have about carbohydrates? 

Many people think they can out train a bad diet. That won't work. We will create a meal plan that super simple, will get you instant results, and will allow you to keep the weight off for good! Used best in conjunction with a proper fitness program. Come try a complimentary workout with us, if you're in the Danbury CT area.

Thanks for stopping by & have an awesome 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