Lose Weight WITHOUT “Dieting”

I took Ella to the zoo yesterday to see her beloved gorillas (seriously, we’ve never met a 2 year old more obsessed with any animal than Ella and her gorillas). As we were walking I overheard a woman say to the woman next to her "EVERY TIME (emphasized) I lose weight I always lose it in my feet and my shoes get too big — so I stop losing because I don’t have shoes that fit anymore." Seriously. That’s one we’ve never heard — "my FEET are too thin!" But there were a few things interesting about this. And the first was the emphasis on EVERY TIME.&…
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Sugar or Artificial Sweeteners?

A couple weeks ago I posted a question on Facebook … Sugar or artificial sweeteners.  Which do YOU choose? The answers ranged from NEITHER to ONLY stevia to regular sugar, brown sugar and so on.  In other words, they ran the gamut. Here’s our take. IDEALLY, we’d say neither. But since this is the real world, we’ll pick.  And we’d say SUGAR.  Say WHAT? Sit tight.  More specifically than sugar, we’d first say local honey.  Is it magical with loads of powerful nutrients like some profess?  Nope. BUT, at least it̵…
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Does Barbecuing Cause Cancer?

It’s GRILLING Season! But there’s some controversy about grilling — is it TRULY healthy? Is there truth to the thought that barbecuing and grilling can be unhealthy? Well, yes and no. We grill regularly — most days of the week from spring – fall. Not just for the flavor, but it’s a healthy way to cook from a fat and calorie perspective too.  You don’t have to add oil, butter, or other ingredients like you do if cooking indoors. And there’s little to no cleanup, which might be one of the best reasons of all! But there has been some talk and con…
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Are Organic Foods Worth It?

This question will likely not ever end. To some, food is like a religion, with people adamantly arguing on one side or the other.  The "low carb" people vs. the "low fat" people.  The "organic" vs "conventional."  It seems as if there’s no room for balance.  It’s good or evil.  Black or white.  There is no gray.  No middle ground.  We look around to see if people are "on our side" — make sure others support us (social proof is often more important than scientific proof).&n…
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9 Food Swaps WILL Save Your Life

Yesterday I posted something on Facebook that I saw a friend of mine post "No Matter How Slow You Go, You’re Still Lapping Everyone on the Couch." We always say not to compare yourself to anyone else … … you’re the only person you can compare yourself to. But this saying brought on a different meaning.  To me, it basically says "simply get started."  It doesn’t matter where you are, it matters where you are going. And the same goes for your diet. We can debate the "best" diet.  We can split hairs and talk about nutr…
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Are “Cheat Days” OK?

As weight loss experts, people don’t usually ask how they can lose weight… …they instead say "what do YOU eat?  Do you ever eat anything "bad"?  What’s your favorite cheat meal?" And this again happened the other day when we were presenting in California at the IDEA Conference.  After our talk, someone asked … are "Cheat Days" OK? To be honest, we’re not fans of talking about "cheat" meals … …maybe it’s just semantics, but we prefer to call it a splurge. Cheat implies ba…
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Sugar: More Addictive than Drugs?

We talked recently about the dangers of sugar — an ingredient (among others) that is killing us!  A friend of ours — Jeff O’Connell — just published a book, Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It, that is starting to gain some serious attention about this very topic.  Interestingly, Jeff has type 2 diabetes — but at 6’6, very lean and active, he’s certainly not your "typical" type 2 diabetes patient.  So in the book he talks to a ton of researchers, physician…
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4 Proven Tips to Eat Less

Things are a bit quiet around the Mohr House … …we spent the weekend in Pittsburgh for Kara’s Aunt/Uncle’s 50th Wedding Anniversary party.  That’s not why it’s quiet. You see, we left Ella at Grandma’s so we can head to a conference later in the week.  After having a 2 year old running around all the time, not having her here is a whole different ballgame. By considering when we left she said "Bye Mommy.  Bye Daddy" waving us off like we were keeping her from something, she’s going to be more than fine. I bring this up…
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Justin Bieber = Nutrition Expert?

Alright, so I publicly made my confession about my less than stellar training recently on the blog the other day… …felt good to put that behind me and get it out there.  We often hear that it’s "so easy" for us to stay on track with eating clean and training because it’s our job. We fight those same struggles you do as well. Anyhow, so I mentioned the book Unbroken as the fire under my behind. But I’ve now built a new fire.  In fact, it’s more of a bonfire. I’m leaving my TRX workout the other day.  Great workout, feeling fantas…
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I Have a Confession …

I’m going to publicly admit something … are you ready?  It’s a serious confession. I have been slacking in my workouts.  Been showing up…sometimes, but going through the motions when I am there.  I wasn’t planning them like I usually do. Heck, sometimes I didn’t even show up.  Sure, I’d occasionally do some hill sprints.  Those were my hardest workouts.  But they weren’t consistent either. There.  I said it.   I used the same excuses we hear all the time — travel, work, kids, tir…
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