WEIGHT LOSS

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

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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: 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

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

5 INGREDIENT FAT BURNING TEA RECIPE

Learn exactly how to make fat burning tea at home. This easy fat burning tea drink is proven effective & safe to use daily. Try making this homemade fat burner green tea today! Simple DIY 5 ingredient recipes like this will help you achieve awesome weight loss results, in conjunction with proper exercise & clean eating. Let's go over the benefits of each of the 5 ingredients...

  1. HOT WATER - Always use filtered water & stay hydrated!
  2. GREEN TEA - The magic for fat loss is the polyphenols in green tea. Specifically the polyphenol know as EGCG, which stands for Epigallocatechin Gallate. It's a powerful antioxidant that naturally boosts metabolism & increase our body's ability to break down fat. There's also a synergistic affect along with the caffeine found in green tea. This killer combo blunts your appetite & allows us to workout harder, longer. 1 cup green tea = 50mg caffeine + 100mg polyphenols. Studies show that 4 cups of green tea per day is the optimum dose.
  3. GINGER - A warming herb, that has proven to increase our metabolic rate by 2-5%. Every little bit helps, right? Ginger also aids in digestion.
  4. CINNAMON - When our blood sugar levels are high, our bodies hold on to or store body fat. Cinnamon helps regulate our blood sugar levels, allowing us to become fat burning machines. It also slows the passing of food. from the stomach to the intestines, so it will keep you fuller, longer.
  5. LEMON - Detoxifies the liver, which helps it function properly to break down fat effectively. It also tastes great & adds natural sweetness.

Now that we know about each of the 5 ingredients & their fat burning properties, it's time to make this DIY fat burner tea recipe!

  • 4 C Hot Filtered Water
  • 4 Tsp Whole Leaf Green Tea (or 4 tea bags)
  • 1 -2 Slices Fresh Ginger Root (or 1 tsp ginger powder)
  • 1-2 Whole Cinnamon Sticks (or 1 tsp cinnamon powder)
  • 1/2 Lemon Fresh Squeezed 

There is no sweetener needed, but if you'd like to add 100% organic stevia powder, that is approved. Forget the honey concept...it's just added sugar & calories you don't need. We recommend that you sip this batch all day. It's the perfect daily dose for each of the ingredients & will help you burn fat faster. Have you ever tried brewing whole leaf tea?

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If you're planning on using this tea alone, your results will be minimal at best. If you want to take full advantage of it, simply add this tea into you daily regimen, along with clean eating & proper exercise.

If you're in the Danbury CT area, let us help you create a fat loss program exactly for your needs & goals. Simply click the learn more button, so that we can start getting you fast results & take the guesswork out for you!

Best,

~ 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

5 EASY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS 2017 (PART 1)

Want to get weight loss results in 2017? Here's 5 easy weight loss tips to start achieving your goals right now!

Take action today...there's never a "perfect time." Besides, if not now, when? Each of these tips has helped our Max's Best Bootcamp clients with losing weight & now we're giving them to you. Sometimes, people tend to over complicate things. We will set you straight! Get ready for those pants to be fitting differently. This is part 1 in this series. It's an unedited live video broadcast. Watch the video above, to get all the details on these 5 actionable tips:

1. Mindset Is Everything
2. Track Your Input/Output
3. Practice Daily Movement
4. Align Your Workouts With Your Goals
5. Hire A Coach

Are you ready to get the weight loss results you've always wanted? Contact us now, so that we can create a customized weight loss plan for you today!

Let us know if you liked these easy weight loss tips & post your comments/questions below. We're here for you!

~ 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