More Fiber = Smaller belly and Healthy Heart

I recently suggested oats for heart health – one of the many reasons is because they’re high in fiber.  Well, a study published just this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Am J Clin Nutr 91: 329-336, 2010 “Dietary fiber and subsequent changes in body weight and waist circumference in European men and women”) looked at various fibers to see if there is a difference in how they affect weight and belly fat. They looked at total fiber, cereal fiber, and fruit/vegetable fiber. And the results?  Total fiber was inversely associated with subs…
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Red Wine and Heart Health

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Love is in the air today. And, one thing on many people’s menus tonight will be wine – of course purely for its heart health benefits, right? Is wine as heart healthy as it’s cracked up to be, though? The alcohol itself and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants actually do show some promise in warding off heart disease.   Those ingredients that show promise are polyphenols, flavonoids, and something called resveratrol … Let’s focus on resveratrol since that is what gets most of the attention and we&rsq…
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You Can’t Lose Fat Eating These

We’re all about balance.  Sure, we have a reputation for living off tofu and grass, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. We follow a 90/10 rule – eat clean 90% of the time and “let the reins out” the other 10% of the time. In numbers that means if we’re eating 5 meals each day, with 7 days in a week, that’s 35 meals total.  With 10% of the meals being “relax” meals, that is about 4 meals each week. Aim for this same goal and you’ll never struggle with your body weight again. But there are 3 foods that will totally sabotage…
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2010 Nutrition and Fitness Trends

What do you think is going to be "big" next year? We asked that on our Mohr Results Facebook page and got a handful of great answers… …and we thought we’d give our predictions as well.  So here you have it, our thoughts on Nutrition and Fitness Trends in 2010. 1.  More focus on prevention, less on reaction.  Here’s an example — the greatest tool to "measure" body fat is the mirror.  Take a look in it … and if you don’t like what you see, change it.  Don’t wait for things to get "out of control…
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Sweet Surrender — Xylitol and Whey Low, Part 3

Xylitol (Malitol, and anything else ending in "…ol") These sweeteners are known as sugar alcohols.  Xylitol is found naturally in a few foods, like beets and corn.  It is also used to as a sweetener in many low sugar, "low carb" items … sugar free gums and many "energy bars" come to mind, but also some beverages and other products as well. So what’s the deal?  Is THIS the best sweetener that’s out there? Xxylitol does have a few calories (about half that of sugar).  It’s almost as sweet as sugar and is only p…
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How to Eat to Lose Fat

  You’re bored… …bored of the grilled veggies and chicken breast, the fish, or the yogurt and fruit for snacks.  Frankly, your fat loss meal plans stink.  I understand. Since this week is the newly named "Subscriber Appreciation Week" at the Mohr Results Offices, we’ve got some exciting goodies for you.  A chance to win THIS:   While we love to cook at the Mohr house, we’re certainly not chefs by any stretch of the imagination.  But we do know what it takes to lose weight permanently.  Sure, we have some…
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Organic Foods are a Waste of Money?

Organic foods are hot – more and more consumers are looking for the term "organic." But is organic "stuff" worth the extra money?  Sometimes organic produce costs at least double what "conventional" produce costs. So why do people spend the extra money? 1. Less pesticides 2. More nutrients 3. More flavor But are these valid reasons? According to research published just the other day in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition … … not a chance.  Organic foods didn’t turn out to be any "better" than conve…
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Health Care Reform or OBESITY REFORM?

Health care reform is all the talk these days … … but since health care costs are at the top of everyone’s minds, maybe we should instead invest that same money into OBESITY REFORM. A brand new study just released suggests obesity related illness costs the US $147 billion/year, or nearly 10% of all health care spending! Why doesn’t Congress and the Obama Administration take time out to discuss prevention of this disease? That may actually get us somewhere and make a dent in the iceberg. Talking about Health Care Reform without touching the prevention of such diseases…
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A Super Big Gulp at 8 AM?

We had to take Ella to the local Children’s Hospital this morning. Fortunately not for anything major — no emergency — just a simple ultrasound because she was breech. They like to do an ultrasound of the hips to make sure everything is AOK. And much to her credit, she behaved REALLY well (just slept through the entire thing) — must have been because she was so exhausted after being up all night last night! So anyway, we walk into our appointment this morning and saw a dad…with his 2 kids (probably 4 & 7 years old). And EACH one of them had a 7-11 drink in hand! The da…
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Organic Foods or Local — which is best?

Organic is hot — everything from produce to cereal, energy bars to oats are labeled “organic” these days. That’s a debate in and of itself, though…but truly more important than organic, is local. A vegetable picked from a farm down the road from you is going to offer more flavor and nutrients than organic produce that has been shipped across the world. That is where Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) comes into play. In a nutshell, this means you buy a share of a local farm, get a weekly (or sometimes monthly, depending on the farm), delivery of the farms crop…
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