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But with this warmer weather, we always hear "that means we're THAT much closer to bathing suit season!"

We asked this same question a week or ago and got some great questions.

What is YOUR biggest stumbling block when it comes to losing body weight, getting rid of that beer belly or muffin top?

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26 Responses to How Can We Help?

  1. laura March 22, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    I've managed to flatten my stomach but it's still jiggly.  I was overweight most of my childhood/young adulthood & have had 2 children.  Is it possible to ever tighten this up? 

  2. Sherrian March 22, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    We love your recipes and articles. I want to do boot camp next month but hesitant.

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback — more to come soon, including remaking a Dairy Queen Blizzard!!! Let us know how we can help with our boot camp decision.

  3. Ami March 22, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    Binge eating carbs when stressed! You can, in fact, binge eat ezekiel bread and fiber one if that is all there is around.

  4. Debra Colangelo March 22, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    My thighs – seems no matter how much weight I lose, my thighs remain thighs…along with cellulite.  Ick.

  5. sandra ast March 22, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    My biggest problem in losing weight is the real pain in my stomach between meals.
    I try not to eat too much, but I get so hungry so fast that I can hardly stand it.  I went on a doctor supervised liquid diet at a hospital and lost 60 lbs.  Most everyone else was not hungry after a week on the diet.  I stayed hungry for the whole five months.  It was torture.  I don't think the doctor really belived that I stayed hungry.  They said the hunger would go away but mine didn't.  Is there any help for this???

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

      I’m actually not surprised that you were still feeling hungry — liquid diets are very low calories (abbreviated VLCD) — particularly if you were used to eat significantly more. When hungry, I would try to snack on things that fill you up but don’t provide too many calories. Fruits, veggies, hummus, yogurt are a few that come to mind.

  6. Al March 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    I am an athlete who sometimes competes in a lower weight class. When I had to "make weight" I was on top of it and ate practically perfectly. Once that competition was over, it was back to allowing some of those bad habits in. In my mind, I know I can get to that weight if I really wanted to. What I'd like some help with is staying within better striking distance of that weight so it isn't such a drastic change when I do have to suddenly make weight. Any advice for athletes being good in the "off season" would be welcome!

  7. Rhonda March 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    My biggest obstacle is eating out.  After my husband retired 4 years ago he uses eating out as his social time. He would eat out lunch every day.  I try to make healthy choices but never truly feel like I know for how many calories I am eating.  

  8. Kristi Jedlicki Levenhagen March 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    I have two issues that challenge me.  One is eating enough "good" calories and fats that leave me feeling satisfied and curb my hunger, yet still allows me to lose the weight I want to lose.  I often end up feeling hungry, which lends to overeating fatty, sugary foods.  Two is finding a way to combat mid-to-late afternoon fatigue and hunger, which often trigger overeating.  Thanks for all of your information and support!

  9. Laura March 23, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Lower belly and love handle!  Core!

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 23, 2010 at 10:19 am #

      High intensity training and diet is best for this! You can do “abs” ’till your blue in the head, but nutrition is the most important piece to the fat loss puzzle.

  10. Amy Holley March 23, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    THE biggest obstacle for us is dessert … or should I say sugar.  We crave it most every day in it's richest format – with butter/cream/chocolate.  We enjoy eating tons of fresh vegetables and fruit and lean meat and we continue to see results.  So, if we could eat just one piece of rich cake, or several chocolatey cookies or a big bowl of ice cream every day,  we'd feel completely satisfied.  Is there anything you can do to help us?  

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 23, 2010 at 10:20 am #

      Make it a special treat to go out for this — don’t bring it in your house because you’ll then overeat. So find a restaurant with the absolute BEST dessert(s) in the entire world and make that part of a date night. Then you’re done with dessert for the week and there are no leftovers. 🙂

  11. john March 23, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    what is the best way to lose weight if you have pre-diabetes/metabolic syndrome. I'm 240lb 32% BF and I have lost 10lb over 3 months, but progress seems so slow about 1lb if any per week, My  trainingX4 days a week weights and interval metabolic work, Cals 2500 at a 40carb 40pro 20fat split. please help
    Regards to you all and many thanks

  12. Tammi T March 23, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    I have been following a clean diet at least 80% (at times more) a week and still find the results to be small (less than a pound lost).  I have had my diet and exercise program analyzed a number of times.  I recently incorporated the use of a BodyBugg into my lifestyle to see if I am overlooking anything.  Still the results are slow to come.  What do I do now?

  13. Sheryl March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    I am a near-50 year old dietitian/health professional. I can give lots of advice to my patients but I have found it harder and harder to lose weight/keep an exercise regimen as I approach peri-menopause. I also have a very hard time with sweet cravings. If crunched for time, what is the most irmportant thing I can do? which exercises etc. I know I need to do more strengthening.
    Do you do over the phone consulting and do you have a price list?
    thank you

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 24, 2010 at 9:07 am #

      This would require a lot more than just a simple response. I’ll do my best with that, though. High intensity exercise has been shown to be “powerful” against fighting belly fat. When I say high intensity — that means different things for different people, so don’t think you have to go out and run hill sprints tomorrow. Strength training is an important component as well, like you had mentioned. We are working on a more comprehensive program that may offer just what you’re looking for, including exercise recommendations – stay tuned!

  14. Jennifer O\'Dea March 24, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    My biggest stumbling block is resisting "not so healthy" food at social gatherings. I have a hard time resisting good cheese, wine and desserts, which always seem to be the focal point of gatherings. I'm doing better regarding my second biggest stumbling block — exercise. Since I had my baby (3 years ago), I've had a hard time getting back into the swing of exercise, but I'm finding some motivation at boot camp. I'm really hoping to get the energy I need to keep up with my little guy as he grows older.

  15. Adam March 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    I can't get past my plateau.  I mix up my workouts 5 times a week and I'm still not losing weight despite eating right most of the time.  Any ideas?

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 26, 2010 at 8:37 am #

      It’s hard to say without knowing anything you’re doing specifically. I don’t know what “most of the time” means. Eating “right” means a lot of different things for different people too. Assuming food is controlled, make sure the intensity is high with your workouts — consider adding sprints or something comparable 2-3 days/week — in addition to your workouts.

  16. Shelby L March 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    Is there a specific amount of protein  that I should have in my diet in order to lose weight?  I heard that you should have 1 gram of protein for every pound you weigh.  Do you agree with that, or have different views?  Does the source of the protein matter also?  I heard that most of it should be from meat, but I would rather get it from mixed nuts.

  17. sharon March 30, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    when eating out or pushed for time, is there an easy way to guesstimate your serving sizes for your carbs, fats, protein, etc? and is there a generalized formula for how many of each to get a day? it would be nice to have some sort of guidelines so when you have "one of those days" you don't just throw in the towel…

  18. Beth March 31, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    I am very goal oriented.  If I don't have a specific goal to work toward (ie. a race, triathlon,etc) I have a very hard time sticking with great exercise and eating.  How do I have an on-going goal of a regular healthy lifestyle?  I haven't figured it out yet!

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 31, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

      Always strive for something…health is a hard motivator. It’s too vague because it can’t really be measured, per se. A better outcome goal is one like you mentioned — race, triathlon, etc. Guess you just have to keep those up! 😉

  19. Sher April 6, 2010 at 5:15 am #

    My BIGGEST problem has been late night eating………I work steady off shifts 10 – 11 hr's with only a 1/2 hr lunch break usually early in my shift depending on how busy it is; after lunch, I may not stop getting patients in a very busy nursing dept until my shift ends sev hr's later………so, I usually come home exhausted & hungry…… I can & have sat down & ate a whole bag of M&M's & then went to bed!!  I really need some realistic idea's on how I can incorporate my calorie needs into sm freq meals that can be eaten quickly inbetween my busy assignments so I don't go all day w/o eating & then come home & gorge out on sweets…….I am gaining so much weight……HELP & TY!!!!!

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