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Healthy Gay Restaurants in NYC

Every guy knows how hard it is to stay on the right track when it seems every menu in this city is splattered with a million different “cheese covered and “deep fried” whatchamacallits. With choices like these, eating-out could become much more of a chore than the experience it was meant to be.

Luckily for you, GayMensBootCamp has put together a list of a few fabulous NYC restaurants that are fun, trendy and most importantly offer healthy choices on those nights when cooking isn’t an option.


1. Elmo 156 Seventh Avenue, New York City 10011

With a menu so varied, there’s something for everyone at this hot downtown spot. But this menu could also render all those pushups meaningless if you don’t choose wisely.

  • DO: The Steak Salad is a great idea for dinner at Elmo’s. The meal is filling (with all the right stuff) and equally delicious. Remember that any protein item that’s grilled is ALWAYS better than fried and with the rest of the dish filled with cherry tomatoes, field greens, apples and walnuts; you won’t be missing a thing.
  • DON’T: Forget to ask for your bleu cheese and vinaigrette on the side. Actually, you should put this DON’T into your everyday repertoire for eating-out so you can always stay in control of what goes into your mouth.

2. Cafeteria 119 Seventh Avenue, New York City 10011

  • DO: A favorite of mine here is the Grilled Turkey Burger as are most of their menu options. But there are some ways you could tailor foods to make them even more suitable to your healthy lifestyle. First, lose the bun! Secondly, stay away from calorie-heavy condiments like ketchup that are loaded with sugar.
  • DON’T: Sabotage yourself by building it yourself! While Cafeteria offers a lot of options on self-constructed meals, remember not to go overboard. Stay far, far away from any combination of three-cheeses and their very own menu add-on “heaping mess of ridiculousness.” I think that speaks for itself.


3. Agua Dulce 802 Ninth Avenue, New York City 10019

  • DO: An amazing option that gives you all flavor without those morning-after regrets is making small appetizer plates and salads into your entrée. Whether it’s their Steamed Mussels or Ensalada Verde, you’ll enjoy healthy proteins with a mix of non-traditional flavors like papaya, ginger and jalapeño.
  • DON’T: Fool yourself into thinking it’s healthy just because they call it a salad! Anything that’s topped with croutons, bleu cheese AND Thousand Island dressing is probably not your best bet.

So the next time you find yourself famished in the city, check out one of these spots and be sure to put your new found knowledge to work so you’ll have all the gain without any of the pain that comes with eating bad food!

It’s not too late to register for GayMensBootCamp this session! Don’t miss out!

Cravings and the People Who Love Them


Whether you can’t make it through your favorite reality TV show at night, or life-size images of  a juicy burger seems to haunt you during the day, cravings just may be the thing that’s sabotaging your weight loss goals.

99% of my busy clients have come to me at one time or another with complaints about out-of-control cravings. Let me shed some light on some common causes and give you quick, ready-to-use tips to eliminate them today!

Common causes for cravings are:

1. Not eating enough of a certain food will cause your body to crave that exact item. I bet the last time you decided to eliminate carbs altogether form your day you were eating double or even triple the amount you normally would at your next meal.

*SOLUTION: If its carbs you crave, eat one piece of 100% whole wheat bread in the morning with your eggs, or with your tuna salad (try it with oil and vinegar-sans the mayo- and extra veggies–SO yummy!). You’ll feel satisfied and won’t have that urge to get a foot-long sub to pacify that carb craving later.

(To learn more, REGISTER for our FREE Nutrition Webinar tonight 9/8 at 7:45om:“Eating to Lose Weight: A No Nosense, Ready to Use Formula!)

2. Being unprepared with no healthy snacks between meals: Leaving too much time between meals causes your blood sugar dangerously low and vulnerable to the next tv commercial, office co-worker suggestion or walking past street a vendor and wanting to dive into the pan of honey roasted peanuts.

*SOLUTION: Prepare yourself for the next day! All it takes is a few extra minutes at night to throw an apple in a bag, put a handful of unsalted raw nuts into a tupperware, or divide up some carrots. My trick is to divide everything into serving-size proportions in separate zip-lock bags as soon as I buy it, so all I have to do is grab it out of the fridge before I go anywhere.

3. Filling a void: Often when stress, lack of sleep, and ‘trouble in paradise’ goes unchecked, we tend to try to fill that void with momentary comfort in the form of extra calories.

*SOLUTION: Channel that energy (or lack thereof) into something useful like a yoga class, or even a long walk to blow off steam. Seeing a therapist might help you to stop internalizing your isues.  Follow tip #2 by preparing snacks so you don’t sabotage your hot nude yoga class with a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

4. Childhood associations: As a child you were rewarded with finishing your meal with a delectable treat. You somehow carried this over into adulthood habitually end your day with a sweet reward.

*SOLUTION: Tame that sweet tooth with a big bowl of fresh fruit topped with greek yogurt. If you are really having trouble staying away from the sweets        1) DON’T BUY THEM 2) Brush your teeth right after dinner! A little mint on your breath will help curb the desire for sweets!

Want more answers and solutions to your diet woes?  Log on to To register for our FREE Weight Loss Nutrition Webinar on Wednesday, 9/8 at 7:45 pm. You won’t want to miss it!

Weight Loss Nutrition Webinar (Round 2 for those who missed it)

FOR THOSE WHO MISSED IT: we are holding the same webinar next Wednesday  9/8 LIVE at 7:45pm!

Thank you to all that were on the call last night! So many great questions answered powerful content uncovered by Rebecca and I!

If you didn’t get on the call, I apologize!  We underestimated how many people would be on the line and reserved too few spots.


Rebecca is nice enough to come back 1 more time and do this webinar with me again live NEXT WEDNESDAY, 9/8 at 7:45pm for all of you that couldn’t make it or weren’t able to get in under the wire.


A lecture that I give while sitting at my computer with a power point that you can see on your computer of interactive information that solidifies and reviews everything we are talking about.
1) Listen in over the phone. You will not be able to view the power point or ask questions however. All listeners in the webinar are muted, so all you need to do is listen on your headphones, on speaker phone or the old fashioned way – put your phone to your ear.   To gain access, call in on the number provided after registration.

2) Sit in front of your computer. You sit in front of your computer and listen from the speakers & watch as I guide you through the lecture and PowerPoint. You even get to see a little window with me talking to you! You may type your questions at any time on the side panel that shows up on your computer. Pretty cool huh!  To gain access, click the web address link provided after registration.

By attending, you will not only gain insightful edge to help you get a hold on eating for weight loss, but also have an opportunity to ask direct questions of Rebecca and myself during the call.  (You must be in front of your computer for this option.)

Again, please accept my apology if you were not able to get on last night’s Eating for Weight Loss: A No Nonsense, Ready to Use Formula.

Register here for round 2 call that will cover the exact same info live:
Happy Labor Day!

LIVE Nutrition Webinar (FREE)

EATING TO LOSE WEIGHT: A No Nonsense, Ready-To-Use Formula

9/1 7:30pm: I was able to secure NYC’s TOP Nutrition Counselor Rebecca Sadek to be on this teleseminar with me.

I have persuaded her to let us in on ALL of the top-secret methods and protocols that she has been successfully using with her high-end clients for years!


REGISTER to be on the call live! Get the  call in #:

>>>“Eating to Lose Weight:  A No Nonsense, Ready-to-Use Formula.” THIS WEDNESDAY 9/1 at 7:30pm.  (All you have to do is listen in on your phone or/and be in front of a computer.


  • If you are still struggling with those LAST 5 lbs,
  • Can’t seem to fit healthy eating into your busy schedule
  • You are in need of a total body overhaul (IE – you have 20 OR MORE Lbs to lose)


ALL of your questions will be answered:

Cravings, Surviving Eating Out, Meal Planning, Low Carb Diets, Fat Loss Over 40, Eating Carbs at Night, Healthy Eating on a Busy/Travel Schedule, Snack Ideas,  and SO MUCH MORE!

I look forward to having you on the call! (You will have an opportunity to ask Rebecca and myself questions LIVE!)

Laura Miranda MsPT, CSCS

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5 Ways to Burn More Fat in Today’s Workout

So you are on-track, working out daily and sticking to the routine. What if I told you that there was a way to burn MORE calories with the same workout? Too good to be true? Nope.

You see, through years of testing and tweaking the Gay Men’s Boot Camp and Online Traning Programs I have perfected the formula of getting the most out of your workout while spending the least amount of time actually doing it. Look, we are all busy and would usually rather be doing 300 other things than spending time exercising. SO I came up with this post to show you just how easy it is to MAXIMIZE your FAT LOSS and your hectic schedule.

1. INTERVALS (slow and steady loses the race)

Piles of current research & 1000’s of Lbs dropped by clients, has shown that this method will allow you to literally get twice the workout in half the time, rev up metabolism, and skyrocket the “feel good” endorphin release. Intervals are marked by repeatedly “speeding up” for a certain amount of time, then slowing down to recover.

DO IT LIKE THIS: While on a jog, apply a “30 seconds on” 30 seconds off” interval. = SPRINT for 30 seconds, then drop the pace down to a RECOVERY jog for 30 seconds. Repeat.

2. COMBINE EXERCISES (“3 sets of 10” is for the birds)

Forget the antiquated (& SUPER-BORING) “3 sets of 10” of 1 exercise. Instead, link exercises back to back, “for time”, with little to no rest in between. Same workout, but TWEAKED to get you MORE RESULTS!

DO IT LIKE THIS: COMBINE Pushups/Squats/Reverse Crunches, 30 seconds each, back to back with zero rest in between. Yowwww!


When movement patterns become automatic,your body requires less energy to complete the task (ie fewer calories burned. Not good.) Doing the same exercise but in a slightly different direction (backwards or sideways) helps shock the system, confuse it and therefore challenge your entire body like never before!

DO IT LIKE THIS: Walking Lunges – complete as a regular lunge but move in the reverse direction. (Use with a sequence like Tip #2 and your legs wont know what hit em!)


The benefits are endless! Exercising with others is powerful because they encourage you, push you, and make you go faster/harder than you would alone (a little friendly competition!) PLUS a group will offer support and motivation to get your butt to the workout at times where you probably would just throw in  the towel!

DO IT LIKE THIS: Sign-up for a local boot camp in your area. Having a defined time and a group of like-minded people waiting for you will consistently get you out of bed and drop the fat, no questions asked!


Have you ever been walking to work and your fav song popped onto your iPod? The day seems more sunny, you suddenly get a burst of energy and your mood is uplifted! Again back to the studies — research shows that the faster the music the harder you will push yourself!

DO IT LIKE THIS: Here’s a taste of what’s on my iPod & the boot camp playlist She Came Along (UK Radio Edit) by Sharam & Kid Cudi. Hot-N-Fun by N.E.R.D (feat. Nellly Furtado). Dirty Dancer by Enrique Iglesias (feat. Usher.) The Reeling (Yasutaka Nakata Remix) by Passion Pit. Party All The Time by Black Eyed Peas.

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