Are You Poisoning Your Body?

This ingredient is like a diet related death sentence… Sound scary? It can be.  In fact, it is the single biggest dietary risk factor that causes over 100,000 deaths each year! A study published in April 2009 looked at preventable causes of death in the US… …and high salt intake accounted for more preventable deaths than any other dietary factor (approximately 102,000).  Coming in a close second and third were low omega-3 fat intake and high trans fat intakes, respectively. Worse than the normally demonized trans fat (not that that’s a good option eit…
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Busy Mom’s Guide to Fat Burning Snacks

School is in session.  In Kentucky schools started months ago.  In other parts of the country they’re just warming up and getting ready. Regardless, though, busy school schedules means moms and dads are going to be running around like chickens with their heads cut off.  And when people get busy, one of the first "changes" they make in their lives is either A) eliminating exercise and/or B) eating junkier foods and snacks. …and it seems as if women (stay at home moms in particular) who plan to spend their days running errands after dropping off their kid…
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5 Slim Down Secrets while Eating Out

Eating out can be tough if you’re trying to eat clean and know what you’re putting in your body. You don’t know how the foods are prepared.  They often have "hidden" fat, sugar, and salt that can blow the calories through the roof. You’re surrounded by tempting foods and friends, spouse, kids, etc who may not be on your "team" when it comes to eating well ("c’mon, just ONE won’t kill you — you look great!"). And then when you add all this plus the bread that starts the meal, appetizers, drinks and maybe desserts…
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Your Favorite Food Might be Your Enemy

There’s not a single food (or group of foods) that reminds me more of when I was younger than cereal. My brother and I couldn’t get enough of the stuff.  For breakfast.  As a snack.  Before bed.  We ate cereal literally ALL the time.  We would mix them together to see what creation we could come up with.  We’d often eat it out of mixing bowls.  And I wonder why I was overweight when I was younger. I digress. While we did eat it all the time and clearly ate way too much of the goodness, we still always had healthy options.  My mom had a rule th…
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Drink More, Lose More

This might be the easiest weight loss tip in the entire world. Drink more water. OK, OK — seems way too basic.  Seriously, though, researchers at Virginia Tech recently finished a study that compared two groups of overweight men and women for 12 weeks. Both groups got the same diet recommendations But one group was told to drink 2 cups of water before breakfast, lunch and dinner. That was the only difference. At the end of the study, they found that those in the "diet only" group lost an average of 11 lbs. Those in the group that drank the 2 cups of water, 3 times per day?  T…
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Is Your Workout Making You Fat?

You workout. Day after day. Week after week. Month after month. Yet the scale doesn’t budge.  In fact, your jeans are getting a little tighter … ugggg, not really what the goal was, is it? This all came about from a conversation with a woman in our Mohr Results Boot Camp recently.  She was looking to lose belly fat and wanted a flatter stomach.  And, she said, an added perk would be if she can FINALLY fit into her skinny jeans. She was coming to boot camp 5 days/week.  Hoping THIS was the answer to lose weight.  Unfortunately, to her dissapointment the scale w…
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5 Lessons Learned from My Diet

Picture this. I’m sitting in a meeting at the Dairy Council — we had a meeting in Chicago last week. Not really the ideal client in terms of meal time choices when you’re trying to be a vegan for a week. But I started off strong because I planned ahead. I brought some homemade trail mix — almonds, walnuts, and pistachios with a bit of dried fruit (dates) and cacoa nibs — great mix for sure. When break time came and they had plates of cheese, fruit, and crackers — I skipped the cheese and only grabbed the fruit. But then dinner came.  A fantastic steakhouse.&…
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Egg Recall — Scary Stuff!

You are probably well aware of the recent Nationwide Recall of eggs linked to salmonella.  And more recently the expansion of this recall… …and I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear an even greater expansion soon. So what does this mean? Should we stop eating eggs? As of now here are the brand names that are part of the recall: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. We’ve always been supportive of the health benefits of eggs.  Great sour…
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Is coffee OK to drink?

At just 14 monthsold, our daughter Ella isn’t always the best at sleeping … almost always sleeping through the night, these days, but occasionally (read: LAST NIGHT) she decided she should wake up at 3 AM and not want to sleep for the next hour before we had to get up for Mohr Results Boot Camp Sometimes leaving me and Kara woozy … tired doesn’t even scratch the surface. But we of course need to still function during the day — at 5:30 AM during adventure boot camp and throughout the day. As I sat drinking a few cups of green tea this morning, Kara drinking her coffee, I th…
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Our Vegan Adventure

So it’s Wednesday and we have a few days of "vegan living" under our belts.  So we promised that we’d offer some insight into a few days of how we’ve been holding up… …it is funny how so many people have such an adverse reaction when even mentioning a vegan diet. Are we planning to be vegans for the rest of our lives — not at this point, but we’ll never say never.  We’ve had some great meals for dinner each night already, though, so this way of eating forces us to think outside the box a bit more than our normal pattern of eating.…
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