What does TODAY say about SPICE???

MMAXOUT Supports a Spicy Diet and recommends facilitating DIGESTION AND FOOD BURNING SUPPLEMENTS to a nutrition plan!!!

Many people take Cayenne Pepper Supplements and really see the difference.

Here are some alternatives that the TODAY show has to offer in the spice department as well!!!!

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/40606411#40606411

7 Day Meal Plan for Women

This 7 day meal plan is adjustable to your workout regime.  It is basic and recommended but everyone’s nutritional needs are different.  Don’t forget your cheat day and watch sugars, fats and sodium in all foods.


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Monday

Breakfast:

4Egg  whites                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Half Grapefruit

Morning snack:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Lunch:

Grilled Chicken Salad with diced and vegetables to taste and apple cider vinegar for dressing

Afternoon Snack:

1 Cup Cottage cheese with sliced fruit or apple sauce

Pre-Workout:

Protein shake (higher carb/sugar) – one hour before                                                                                                   Pre workout supplement (NO2, muscle stimulant, B12)

Post-Workout:

6oz Grilled Chicken served with brown rice and spinach, broccoli or brussle sprouts

Before bed:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Tuesday

Breakfast:

4 Egg whites                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Half Grapefruit

Morning snack:

1 cup Cottage Cheese with sliced fruit or applesauce

Lunch:

Low sodium turkey on whole wheat bread with lettuce tomatoes and mustard

Afternoon Snack:

Pecans

Pre-Workout:

Banana with peanut butter – 1 hr before                                                                                                                                                                                         Pre workout supplement (NO2, muscle stimulant, B12)

Post-Workout:

Broiled steak tips with sauté onions and parmesean couscous

Before bed:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Wednesday

Breakfast:

1 Cup Oatmeal with protein add raisins or sliced fruit to taste

Morning snack:

Hard boiled egg, celery with peanut butter

Lunch:

Burger with onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, lettuce, mustard                                                                                                                                                         (without bun or on pita/whole wheat bread)

Afternoon Snack:

Protein bar, 19grams or less, low sugar

Pre-Workout:

Protein shake (higher carb/sugar) – one hour before                                                                                                                                                                     Pre workout supplement (NO2, muscle stimulant, B12)

Post-Workout:

Ravioli in red sauce with a salad (low sugar or apple cider vinegar dressing)

Before bed:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Thursday

Breakfast:

1 whole egg and 3 egg whites Omelet with vegetables

Morning snack:

Buckwheat blueberry oatmeal pancakes with protein

Lunch:

Chiken salad  with slices of yellow, red and orange raw peppers on the side

Afternoon Snack:

Almonds and white cheddar rice cakes

Dinner:

Meatloaf with steamed vegetables

Before bed:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Friday

Breakfast:

Buckwheat Oatmeal blueberry pancakes with protein (make extras and refrigerate)

Morning snack:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Lunch:

Ground beef on salad with hot sauce

Afternoon Snack:

Celery with peanut butter

Pre-Workout:

Oatmeal with protein, sliced fruit or applesauce – one hour before                                                                                                                                    Pre workout supplement (NO2, muscle stimulant, B12)

Post-Workout:

Broiled chicken with whole wheat pasta

Before bed:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Saturday

Breakfast:

Buckwheat Oatmeal blueberry pancakes with protein

Morning snack:

Almonds and white cheddar rice cakes

Lunch:

1 slice Pizza

Afternoon Snack:

Mixture of dried cranberries, unsalted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds

Pre-Workout:

Protein shake (higher carb/sugar) – one hour before                                                                                                                                                               Pre workout supplement (NO2, muscle stimulant, B12)

Post-Workout:

Broiled salmon with roasted herb/olive oil couscous and steamed vegetables

Before bed:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Sunday

Breakfast:

1 Cup Oatmeal with protein add raisins or sliced fruit to taste

Morning snack:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Lunch:

Tuna salad with non-fat mayo on a pita with lettuce and tomatoes

Afternoon Snack:

Baked sweet potatoes

Dinner:

Grilled Chicken and potatoes

Before bed:

Protein shake (low calorie/low sugar)

Ultimate Barbeque-Rubbed Chicken

Prep Time:20 min
Start to Finish:20 min
makes:4 servings

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, warmed

1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, paprika, cumin, garlic salt and chili powder. Rub both sides of chicken with seasoning mixture.
2. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
3. Serve chicken with barbecue sauce.
Nutritional Information

1 Serving: Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 35); Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 460mg; Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 14g); Protein 27g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10% Exchanges: 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Hey Ladies here is a 1200 calories meal plan to loss weight while training in MMAXOUT

Hey ladies here is a 1200 calories meal plan…

(Some are slightly under 1,200 – I would grab a handful of nuts, raisins, granola or the like before bed or in the evening if I needed it :)

Day One

Breakfast

  • 1/2 cup plain yogourt (fat free) with 8 small/medium strawberries, 1/2 medium banana and 1/4 cup fiber one cereal made into a parfait.
  • (Total: 200 cals)

Lunch

  • Veggie Sandwich with spinach, tomato, shredded carrot. broccoli, mushrooms, 1 tbsp fat free miracle whip and 1/2 tbsp dijon on 2 slices of multigrain bread.
  • 1 cup carrot sticks
  • 1 nectarine
  • (Total: 350 calories)

Dinner

  • Portobello Mushroom Burger, marinated in 1 tbsp Aged balsamic vinagrette – broiled and served on a Whole grain (diet) bun, with lettuce, tomato, onions, 1 tbsp fat free miracle whip, 1/2 tbsp dijon)
  • 8 spears of grilled asparagus
  • 1 large ear of corn on the cob
  • (Total: 350 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  1. 1 piece 12 grain bread, toasted with 1 tbsp fat free cream cheese (70 cals)
  2. 2 cups watermelon (80 cals)
  3. 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean (100 cals)

All Day total: 1150.

Day Two

Breakfast

  • 2 egg whites made into an omlette with 1/2 cup chopped spinach, tomato, mushroom pieces)
  • 8 small/medium strawberries with 1/2 cup plain fat free yogourt.
  • (Total: 150 cals)

Lunch

  • Spinach salad with 1/2 cup broccoli and carrot, grated, 10 cherry tomatos, 1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup black beans, and 1/3 cup shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese. 2 tbsp balsamic vinagrette.
  • (Total: 420 calories)

Dinner

  • 4 oz lean pork, BBQ’d plain
  • 1 small baked (BBQ) potato with 1 tbsp salsa and 1 tbsp fat free sour cream.
  • 8 stalks grilled asparagus
  • (Total: 400 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  1. 1 cup special K cereal (100 calories)
  2. 1 nectarine or peach

All Day total: 1140.

Day Three

Breakfast

  • 1 whole egg and two egg whites cooked with 1/8 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup strawberries, halved
  • 1 piece 12 grain toast,
  • (Total: 300 cals)

Lunch

  • Pizza Bagels! 1 whole wheat, toasted then topped with 1/4 cup pizza sauce, spinach, tomato, red onion, pepper, and 1/3 cup reduced fat cheese. Bake in toaster oven until cheese is melted.
  • 1 nectarine
  • (Total: 400 calories)

Dinner

  • Spinach blueberry salad, 1/3 cup reduced fat feta cheese, 1/2 cup blueberries and a fat free balsamic vinagrette.
  • 2 pieces of toasted whole wheat baguette with home made garlic spread (becel spray and crushed garlic) and 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella reduced-fat cheese.
  • 1 skewer of shrimp on the BBQ (6 shrimp) to top the salad.
  • (Total: 500 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  • Nuts

All Day total: 1200.

Day Four

Breakfast

  • 1/2 cup fiber one cereal with 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 3 boiled eggs – only eat the whites
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 piece calorie-reduced 12 grain toast.
  • (Total: 275 cals)

Lunch

  • Veggie Sandwich with spinach, tomato, shredded carrot. broccoli, mushrooms, 1 tbsp fat free miracle whip and 1/2 tbsp dijon on a whole grain bun.
  • 2 cups watermelon and 1/2 cup blueberries
  • (Total: 400 calories)

Dinner

  • 8 shrimp, skewered and broiled (marinated – see below)
  • Veggie skewers with 6 tomatos, 6 mushrooms, 1 cup eggplant, 1 cup zuchhini marinated (shake in a ziplock bag) in 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh cilantro, basil, parsley.
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • (Total: 375 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  • All Bran Bar (130 calories)

All Day total: 1180.

Day Five

Breakfast

  • 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites made into an omlette with 1/8 cup skim milk, spinach, tomato and 1/4 cup reduced fat cheese sprinkled on top.
  • 6 oz Orange Juice
  • (Total: 330 cals)

Lunch

  • 1/2 whole wheat pita stuffed Chicken Salad (1/2 small can of low-sodium light canned chicken with 1/2 cup celery chopped and 1 tbsp fat free mayo.)
  • 1 nectarine
  • (Total: 325 calories)

Dinner

  • 1 cup chicken breast, diced and skewered, broiled on BBQ
  • 1 large ear corn
  • Salad with lettuce, tomato, carrot, peppers and 1 tbsp balsamic vinagrette.
  • (Total: 400 calories)

Snacks throughout the day / evening

  • All Bran Bar (130 calories)

All Day total: 1185.

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Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Chicken over Ziti

  • 8oz Ziti Pasta
  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken-breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 6 oz already sliced button mushrooms
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 ca (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese, optional garnish

cooking note: wine adds body and zest to the sauce.  but if you don’t or can’t have any then leave it out.  always cook pasta to package directions.

  1. cut chicken into roughly 1/2 inch chunks.  Heat oil in a 12 inch non-stick skillet, over medium heat.  Add onion, mushrooms and chicken.  Salt and pepper lightly.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and Italian seasoning.  Cook and stir for 30 seconds.  Add tomatoes with juices and wine.  Bring to a boil.  Boil stirring occasionally until sauce is thick, about 5 minutes.

Serve over hot, drained pasta, topping with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Herbed Green and Wax Beans

  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 4 parsley sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 lb fresh yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Tie thyme, parsley and bay leaf together with twine.  Place a large skillet with 1 cup water.  Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.  Add beans; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.  Drain well; discard herbs.  Place beans in a bowl.  Add oil and remaining ingredients; toss well to coat.

So why is it called the Sardine Diet?

You’ve heard Bruce talking about this all over the gym.

People look at him (usually with disgust) and think….SERIOUSLY???…Sardines?

Well, here are the facts!!  So, choose for yourself if sardines are worth it….

Nutrition
Sardines are loaded with nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that are vital for overall well being. Besides being an important protein source, sardines contain high amount of other nutritional elements given below:

Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids: These nutrients play a crucial role in protecting the heart from various diseases. These unsaturated fatty acids help to increase good cholesterol, lower high blood pressure, as well as prevent formation of blood clots, which has been often linked to heart attacks. Omega 3 essential fatty acids help to improve skin texture and prevents wrinkle formation, thereby keeping the beauty of the skin intact for years to come.

Vitamin D: Sardines are rich in vitamin D, which helps to absorb calcium. In other words, vitamin D is very essential to maintain healthy blood calcium levels that form the basis for proper bone growth.

Vitamin B12: For a healthy nervous system, intake of vitamin B12 is very much essential. Sufficient intake of vitamin B12 boosts energy levels. Your body needs to absorb vitamin B12 to produce healthy blood cells.

Calcium: The calcium in sardines work to keep the bones healthy. In order to maximize bone strength, along with exercise, sufficient calcium intake is equally important. Calcium deficiency is the main reason behind development of bone diseases such as osteoporosis.

Phosphorus: Sardines are one of the few foods rich in phosphorus. This is one of the sardines health benefits that cannot be neglected. Phosphorus maximizes the kidney’s ability to excrete waste properly. Also, for normal teeth and bone formation, it is essential to eat phosphorus sources such as sardines.

THE SARDINE DIET  www.thesardinediet.com

Weight Control
An added advantage of sardines is that they are low in calories, which means, they can be always included in a weight control diet. Intake of sardines can help to increase consumption of omega 3 fatty acids which boosts metabolic rate, necessary for weight loss. Carb-conscious dieters wanting to cut weight, will definitely benefit from sardines diet.

Are Canned Sardines Healthy?

Today, canned sardines available in the market are a great natural source of omega 3 fatty acids. Those wanting to munch a healthy snack can buy canned sardines. Sardines that come with olive oil or tomato sauce is a healthy way to satiate your hunger pangs. These portable foods are a blessing in disguise for the busy working class. If you are on the look out for a healthy heart fish, convenient to prepare and eat, buying canned sardines are the best option.

On the whole, sardines are good for the joints, skin and even memory. Sardines health benefits clearly indicate why it is necessary to include them in your diet. The nutritional value of sardines is what makes them an indispensable part of a healthy diet, something that is all the more reason we should consume this delicious fish. So if you were actually wondering, are sardines healthy for you, now you know better.

Thai Coconut Shrimp

WITH BROWN RICE PASTA

  • 8oz dry brown rice noodles or pasta of your choice
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2/3 cups light coconut milk
  • 1tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp natural peanut butter with sea salt
  • 1 tsp ginger, ground
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 24 medium raw shrimp, peeled, de-veined, and rinsed under cold running water.
  1. Bring 2 medium pots of water to a boil over high heat.  In one pot, cook pasta according to package directions, then rinse with hot water to ensure pasta doesn’t get sticky when left to stand.  Fluff pasta with your fingers or a fork to further de-clump noodles, the set aside.  In the second pot of boiling water, add broccoli, cover, turn head down to low and simmer for 5 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, add coconut milk, tomato paste, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, pepper flakes and lime juice.  Use a fork or whisk to thoroughly combine.
  3. Simmer coconut mixture, bell pepper, and bean sprouts in a nonstick pan over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent clumping.  Add shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes, then flip shrimp over and continue to cook for a final minute.
  4. Toss noodles and broccoli with coconut-shrimp mixture and serve piping hot!!!

Grilled Chicken Breast with Shiitake Mushroom Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 5 large shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus torn leaves for garnish
  • 4 bone-in, skin on chicken breasts (about 8 ounces each)

Directions

Heat the grill to high.

Brush both sides of the mushroom caps with 4 tablespoons of the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill, cap side down and grill until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the mushrooms over and continue cooking until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Remove from the grill and coarsely chop.

Whisk together the shallots, vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and parsley in a medium bowl until combined and season with salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms and stir to coat. Let sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Brush both sides of the chicken with the remaining canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill, skin side down and grill until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip over, reduce the heat of the grill to medium, close the cover and continue grilling until just cooked through, about 7 minutes longer. Remove chicken from the grill and let rest 5 minutes before serving. Serve 1 breast per person topped with some of the shiitake vinaigrette. Garnish with parsley leaves.

Herb Grilled Turkey Breasts

Serves 4       TOTAL TIME 30 MINTUES

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large Tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1Tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb turkey breast cutlets
  1. prepare outdoor grill or grill pan for direct grilling over medium heat.  From lemon, grate 1/4 tsp.  peel and squeeze 2 Tbsp juice.  In a small bowl, stir together 1 Tbsp juice and tomato, set aside.
  2. Prepare bulgur.  In 3 QT saucepan, heat 2 cups water to boiling on high.  Stir in bulgur and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed.  Stir in parlsey, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp ground black pepper, lemon peel, and remaining lemon juice.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine oregano, mint and oil.  Pat cutlets dry, rub with herb mixture on both sides.  Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper to season both sides.  Grill Turkey 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink throughout, turning over once.  Top Turkey with tomato, serve with bulgur.

WHAT IS BULGUR? it is a form of wheat that is cleaned, dried and ground into a grain. – HIGH in fiber, low in fat and an EXCELLENT source of protein!