You’re a “Skinny B****”

Have you ever gotten backhanded "compliments" from anyone after making a serious body transformation? Check this out — we got an email just yesterday from a women in our Boot Camp.  It had to do with some comments she heard from family and "friends" over Thanksgiving. "Thanks to you guys and your boot camp, I fit into my "skinny jeans" and wore them on Thanksgiving — for two reasons — one, I felt great about myself and two, they helped control my intake because it was more difficult to overeat like I’m used to on Thanksgiving…
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3 *Must Have* Fitness Items

There’s not a lot we suggest are "must have" items…particularly in the fitness world. In fact, most are overhyped, almost comical gimmicks — things like the ShakeWeight and Shape Up Shoes, for example. We’re fortunate that because of what we do a lot of companies/individuals send us product to test or try out.  Most that cross our desk don’t get the "Mohr Results Seal of Approval" but occasionally there’s some hidden gems among the rest. That being said, with Christmas around the corner, we thought it would be timely to inc…
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Fat Loss ‘Secret’ Weapon

There are a lot of pieces to the fat loss puzzle. And if you ask 10 people what it takes to be successful … you’re likely to get 10 different answers. But there’s always one thing in common that I’ve never heard anyone waiver on.  And it’s what I’m calling the "secret" weapon in the fat loss game. Fiber. Sorry if you were thinking I was going to say some mystical new fat loss supplement or magical gadget you strap to your belly to shake the fat off and burn 10,000 calories per minute. While maybe hearing that you should eat more fiber isn’t…
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Low Fruit/Vegetable Intake Costs $56.2 BILLION in Health Care

This is crazy. I got an email late last week. It was about an embargoed story that was going to be released regarding fruit and vegetable intake and the results of a brand new study that was coming out. They sent me the report.  And it doesn’t matter how often you see this stuff about the health of our nation being so poor.  How our intake of various foods is too low.  Or added sugar is too high. Seeing certain things still continues to amaze me. One of those things. 92% of children don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits and veggies each day. And get this — this is t…
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The Easiest Way to Lose Fat

Alright, I’m going to admit something … a confession, of sorts. …I LOVE food. Even more, I love GOOD food!  Homemade, super tasty foods.  Desserts?  Yup. Ice cream in particular.  Good ice cream, like the milk shake I enjoyed the other day when my brother was in town … made with Bourbon Ball Ice Cream.  Yummmmm. So, you’re thinking, THAT’S the easiest way to lose fat?  Enjoy all those good foods? Not at all. It’s not to keep those foods in the house! Maybe that sounds too simple.  Something you certainly don&…
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The Harder You Work, the Luckier You’ll Get

My brother and his girlfriend are visiting in town visiting. We all went out to breakfast this morning and on the way back, stopped at a local coffee shop. As we’re walking in, a woman stopped us and said to his girlfriend — “wow, Ma’am … you have amazing arms. You are SO lucky!” Coincidentally, she was eating a muffin and had some type of large frozen, coffeeish drink while suggesting that luck has something to do with the shape and muscle in her arms. It reminded me of a quote I saw recently from Paula Dean “The harder you work, the luckier you’ll…
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Biggest Holiday Nutrition Obstacle

Uh oh, it’s here. The Holidays! Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away.  We’ve venture into the "dangerous" holidays — the time when the average American gains 3-5 lbs during the 6 weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years. Holiday parties. Cookies. Massive amounts of food. Stress. But it doesn’t have to be the downward spiral that most people think it is, spiraling off into a difficult time of overindulgence and weight gain. We’re here to help — what are YOUR biggest struggles during this time?  We’ll be answering every s…
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19 Foods to Always Have on Hand

I am sitting on the plane to Turkey and they we were picking our choices for the meal… …first, rewind about 10 minutes.  I’m talking to the woman next to me (after all, we were going to be "together" for the next 12 hours) and in the conversation we asked one another what we were heading to Turkey for. I mentioned I was doing some speaking and education over there for a group of physicians on nutrition … omega-3 fats in particular … and then the questions started.  This woman said she’d been struggling with her weight for awhile … a…
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Saturated Fat — The New Health Food?

Life has been crazy over the last week — was speaking in Istanbul last week, then off to Boston for another speaking engagement — and a great conference. The American Dietetic Association annual conference where 8,000 dietitians converge on a city. This year, we were in Boston. Istanbul was exciting since 1) I’ve never been there … and 2) I got to try a brand new food — a fresh date! Very good stuff for sure. While I was in Boston, I saw some great sessions that I’ll be talking about more, soon. But first up was “The Great Fat Debate” — talki…
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Exercise More: Get Sick Less

As if we needed ANOTHER reason for exercising daily, a new study looked at the frequency of colds/flu in people who exercised daily vs. those who didn’t. The findings? Out of the nearly 1000 people in the study, those who exercised at least 20 minutes per day, 5 days/week, reported being sick about half the time (5 days/year) than when compared to those who just exercised 1 day/week (8.5 days/year). More than that — they reported 40% less severity of symptoms when they were sick. There are several reasons for this boost in immunity. First, there is a boost in the white blood cells R…
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