Biggest Nutrition Myths

Separating nutrition fact from fiction can be difficult… This week alone I got 3 questions that I thought deserved repeating … …and we want to hear your most pressing nutrition/weight loss questions. Here are 3 questions from people with very different backgrounds. 23 year old Professional Athlete: "I heard apples and bananas have too much sugar, so I haven't been eating them.  I need to lose weight, what should I eat?" Early 40's Stay at Home Mom of 4: "I have this pooch around the middle I can't get rid of — what time of day do I need…
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Do You Rationalize Your Behaviors?

How do you define rationalize?  You're not going to believe me when I tell you this story.  So sometimes after a cold morning at boot camp, we head over to our favorite coffee shop in town, Highland Coffee. It’s kind of like Cheers – where everyone knows your name – great place, great atmosphere, and great coffee, tea, etc. Well yesterday morning we’re in there and behind a woman in line.  I was getting a bag of my favorite Persian Nectar Black Tea. And the woman in front of us was ordering for her daughter, who looked to be about 7-9ish years old. &ldqu…
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What Is Your Favorite Lunch Food?

The other day I was walking through the a grocery store we don't usually shop, but I needed something quick and it was on my way home… …and I saw arguably the most disgusting food available.  Well, at least the top 10. Ham and Cheese Loaf.  It was vacuum sealed in the deli container and there were bits of junky looking yellow cheese spread throughout this sponge like looking, overly processed lunch meat But then, interestingly, I was searching for an image of this "fine" processed, loaf of "disgustingness" when I found a lunch meat that topped i…
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Sorting thru Weight Loss Hype

"Lose fat fast with acai berry" "Just take 2 of these super X fat loss pills to shed fat overnight." Type "diet books" into Amazon.com and there are nearly 49,909 to choose from! With all of this information at your fingertips and 100's of books lining the shelves at local bookstores, it's difficult to decipher nutrition truths from myths and hype. However, that doesn't mean you have to throw your arms up feeling defeated. Unfortunately, many people prefer to try the quick fix fad diet instead of making the effort to lose weight through lifestyle…
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Substitute Almond Milk to Lose Weight

There were  a lot of great guesses to the question posed on Friday…"What is our favorite fat fighting food?" …and several correct answers. Almond Milk is the answer. No, no…there’s not any “magical” fat burning properties to this product, but Almond Milk is a daily staple in our house for good reason. Let’s first look at the benefits: 1/3 the calories of an equal amount of regular milk – just 40 per cup. Lactose free — lactose sometimes gives people a bloated, gassy feeling (if you can’t break it down) Vege…
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Our Favorite Fat Fighting Food?

There are surely a lot of foods that can boost fat loss, even for the busiest person who doesn't make time to plan ahead… …but this product really impresses us.  But rather than tell you what it is, we're going to give some hints and reveal the answer on Monday. So 4 clues — here they are: It has less than 50 calories per serving. It's not a fruit or vegetable. We use it every single day It's low in fat, carbs, and protein. Leave your guesses at the blog and tell us why you picked it……
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Eat More White Carbs, Lose More Weight

I did a radio interview the other morning and the host said to me — "I've been making changes in my diet.  I completely eliminated ALL white carbohydrates starting this week!" I said "ALL?" "Yup, if it's white, it doesn't touch my lips." Eliminating "white carbs" in general is an decent tip… …but the color of a food doesn't make it good for bad. Froot Loops are really colorful.  You mine as well pour liquid sugar down your throat. A bowl of mixed fruit — same colors, but of course completely diff…
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3 Little Known Benefits to Losing Weight

I am sitting on the plane the other day and the woman next to me, Katie, strikes up a conversation … … well, lo and behold, after asking what I did, the conversation turned to fat loss and how she can get the number on the scale to be lower. That seems to be a regular occurrence. After a few basic common questions like “how do I get rid of this and this (as she pinched the back of her arm) and stomach.” It turned to “What do you think of Alli?”  (over the counter FDA approved weight loss product). Now, coincidentally, this woman weighed was not overweight &he…
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Control Emotional Eating

I’m sitting in a hotel room in Syracuse NY right now.  Exciting, for sure.  It’ 45 degrees here.  It was 75 when I left Louisville.  No offense to Syracuse, but I’m sure glad this is a short trip. And while I was sitting my hotel, I could see a bunch of restaurants and shops nearby. It was the middle of the afternoon.  Nice and sunny, but cold.  I wasn’t hungry.  But I was kind of bored and wanted to move around a bit since I’d been on a plane for awhile.  So off I went across the street to see what was around. Something smelled…
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5 Simple Tricks to Lose Weight without Dieting

It should come as no surprise to hear that the #1 question we get is "how do I lose weight?" That's from women in Mohr Results Adventure Boot Camp, busy moms who struggle to find balance and reach out to us, and anyone else for that matter!! We asked the question yesterday about the importance of using a scale and got a lot of great ideas and comments.  If you haven't read that post, click here to see if weighing yourself helps with weight loss. Sticking with the theme of weight loss, let's look at 5 SIMPLE Weight Loss Strategies. Write short and long term goals — fig…
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