‘Weird’ Body Makeover Trick

There are a lot of body makeover tips, strategies and techniques thrown around. Recently the hot trend is on intermittent fasting. Of course gluten has also caught a lot of slack for everything from obesity to inflammation. Then we have the "typical" body makeover tips: Eat breakfast daily Get more sleep Drink less calories Eat more fruits and veggies The list can go on … But this one flies under the radar and, well, frankly, is a little "weird" in the sense that it goes against some of what we know and what’s often recommended. Ready?  Be a boring eater &#…
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A Fat MORE Dangerous Than Trans Fat?

Dietary fat has always been a hot topic of debate. You likely saw the recent report about how the FDA is slowly but surely removing trans fats from the food supply, citing the 1000’s of deaths caused by these dangerous fats. From the emergence of the Atkins diet several decades ago to the fat free craze in the early 90’s, dietary fat has been embraced by many and shunned by others. It’s safe to say that at least amidst all of the confusion, there is agreement among most experts that quality is crucial and we have to shift our focus away from just “fat is good” or “…
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71 Tips to Lose Fat

Have a clear goal that anyone in the world can measure and understand. Drink tea. Research suggests that those who drink tea (black, green, or white, as long as it’s from real tea vs. herbal tea) have lower BMI’s and have less body fat. Eat cayenne pepper.  A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that when compared to placebo, capsaicin (the active ingredient in cayenne) increased fat burning. Decrease/eliminate simple carbs.  They do nothing for you outside of creating a favorable environment for gaining fat. Eat more veggies. They fill you up, without providing…
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Eggs WORSE than SMOKING?

Considering February is Heart Health Month, we thought it would be very fitting to revisit a previously posted blog about the much maligned eggs.  Just when we think the topic of whole eggs versus egg whites is put to rest, it resurfaces.  We disagree and believe egg yolks are great for you and should be included regularly in the diet. Now, this didn’t exactly look at that topic, though a study came out saying eggs may be as bad for you as smoking!   Yet I opened my email recently and was asked again about a study suggesting regularly eating egg yolks is almost comparable to smoking ciga…
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Chocolate’s Deep, Dark Secret

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there’s no time like the present to talk about … …CHOCOLATE!! Never has there been a food that means so much to so many. Chocolate is revered by people across the world for good reason. It’s botanical name, Theobroma cacao, literally translates to “Food of the Gods.” And we’ll be honest, we’re big fans of that rich, deep, dark chocolate goodness at the Mohr House. Though chocolate has been a part of Valentine’s Day for as long as we know it, its drool worthy, rich flavor also boasts some im…
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C3 Energy Bites

I love Pinterest.  Lately I’ve loved the mindless browsing that Pinterest allows after the kids have gone to bed and I don’t really have much brain function left to do anything but scroll and click. But the other night, when I was scrolling through the Pinterest feed, there was a picture that caught my eye. Made my heart even skip a bit or two. Red Velvet Energy Bites You see, I’ve been a fan of red velvet most of my life, But I broke up with it a long time ago when I learned that red velvet meant red food coloring and all of the synthetic chemicals it contains.  If you’re not fa…
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Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

It was 1984.  I was just 7 years old. And this was another example of my courageous mom letting me help in the kitchen.  The previous botched experiment I talked about the other day was “oatmeal pie.” This time I was helping her make something with melted chocolate.  She was certainly courageous, giving me a little freedom with that recipe.  So my mom, now known as Nonni to Ella and Sophia (which is Italian for Grandma), had the standing mixer turned on, mixing the batter for the cookies we were making. And when I say we, I mean she.  Fortunately. Though she did allow me to pour the m…
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Chocolate Chia Protein Pudding

I told you the other day about my early adventures in the kitchen, when I first started experimenting and did so with the infamous, “Oatmeal Pie.” There was another time I was in the kitchen with my mom…I’d guess 6 or 7 years old.  I was helping her make something with melted chocolate.  She was certainly courageous, giving me a little freedom with that recipe.  So my mom, now known on Nonni to Ella and Sophia (which is Italian for Grandma), had the standing mixer on mixing the batter for the cookies we were making. And when I say we, I mean she.  Fortunately. Though she…
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THIS is the SECRET to Fat Loss

Kara here on today’s blog. We’re taking a different approach to this one.  A little something we like to call “he said/she said.” And it all started the other night when I was at an event and talking with a former client. She was telling me her husband was talking with his trainer about their newest body transformation program.  Like any program where you’re trying to change your body composition, this one included exercise and some dietary changes. But outside of those things, there was another “magic” piece to this puzzle. In fact, the traine…
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