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Stop the Fat Loss Circus!

I mentioned the other day in our blog about being in Orlando last week … remember, the trip where I was  almost beat at my own game by Smoothie King?

Well I was down there with a good friend — a superstar in the training world — Brett Klika.  He’s been quickly climbing the ranks in the industry, now regularly speaking around the world, working with top athletes, executives, stay at home moms and dads, and kids alike.

When we were in Orlando, we grabbed a workout one day, had dinner one night, caught up and of course talked shop. 

And he told me this very cool new program he created to stop the fat loss circus with real world solutions, not some hokey pokey quick fix gimmicks. 

One thing we talked about was just how many gimmicks are actually out there.  We’ve both seen our share of hyped up programs, infomercials, and talked with "experts" who feel as if they have the holy grail (or at least can sell you on it). 

As we talked I told him about what I thought was THE most important part of any fat loss puzzle.  In fact I wrote about it a few weeks ago — and it told people to stop thinking!  Then we went back and forth and came up with a few more ways to lose fat permanently and stop the fat loss circus.

Simple.  Yet very effective.

  1. Move more.  That doesn’t just mean the right exercise, although that’s crucial — but less sitting and more movement each day is key.
  2. Practice the "Push Away Diet" – the one where you push yourself away from the table when you’re satisfied, not stuffed.
  3. Avoid liquid calories.
  4. Get the majority of your carbs from veggies, some fruits and beans.
  5. Do the RIGHT types of exercise.  That doesn’t mean spending hours moving slowly on a human rat wheel (otherwise known as the treadmill where you are moving but go nowhere at all). 

Again.  Not gimmicky, but effective. Brett covers all these and MUCH more in his newest program, which we highly recommend. 

There’s very effective few programs with as much quality content, videos and…awesomeness (is that a word?) like this.  12 week program guaranteed to help you … with videos, journals, and a ton of other useful info.

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9 Responses to Stop the Fat Loss Circus!

  1. Dianne October 28, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    Hi Chris,

    There’s a little hoopla going on right now about how to burn fat. The thought is that if you want to burn fat, you should never combine carbs with fat. Or least not to exceed 10g carb with your fat and vise versa.

    I know that consuming carbs sets off the insulin response but doesn’t the fat slow down the digestion and therefore the rise in glucose. What ever happened to that healthy snack idea of an apple and some nut butter…..well an apple exceeds 10g, so??????
    Isn’t still about calories in vs calories out? I am all over controlling your carb intake and balance out all three macronutrients. Basically my carbs come from fruit, veggies, beans. On occasion, sprouted bread, millet flat bread. i make from scratch most of what i eat. It’s no wonder we are all confused and frustrated.

    Just wondering your take…..

    • Chris and Kara Mohr October 31, 2011 at 5:31 am #

      Hey Dianne — there’s no science behind combining macronutrients. From the basic info you told me, I like what you’re doing. It’s more than just calories in/calories out, but we don’t buy the combining macronutrients “theory”

  2. Tim November 1, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I agree with your confusion. I have heard the same “theory” and am also wondering thoughts on it as well. It does make sense to me that eating certain foods at certain times will ellicit certain hormones but I’m wondering if there’s a research based book that gives definite answers to this. I guess I’m a bit confused with Dr. Mohr’s response in that “there’s no science behind combining macronutrients.” I hope he’s not talking about the adding fat or protein to lower blood sugar levels because I’ve always thought that was true?

    • Chris and Kara Mohr November 1, 2011 at 9:15 am #

      Hey Tim — sorry for the confusion and I should have clarified. YES, there is definitely science that protein and fat slows the rise if blood glucose from carbs alone. I assumed Dianne was talking about fat loss because that’s always a hot topic (suggesting that protein and fat can be eaten, but not carbs and fat, etc, etc).

      • Dianne November 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

        I was talking about the combining of carbs and fat for fat loss. But doesn’t consuming the fat along with the carbs (say an apple and almond butter) slow the digestion of the apple therefore slowing the insulin response therefore not storing fat as readily?

        • Chris and Kara Mohr November 2, 2011 at 8:51 am #

          Not necessarily … in theory that makes sense, but with your example, an apple won’t cause some massive increase in blood sugar anyhow.

  3. Tim November 2, 2011 at 6:12 am #

    Thanks for the response Chris. I always appreciate your feedback & time! So, if I understand you correctly, you don’t believe or have research to back the idea that eating fat with carbs is a “deadly” combination if you’re looking for fat loss. The theory going around now is that having fatty acids with insulin in the bloodstream is detrimental if you’re looking for optimum fat loss. So, the idea is to consume either protein + fat or protein + carbs. Lastly, what are your thoughts of a person on an average lower caloric diet & adding one “overfeeding” day per week to increase low leptin levels. This day fat + carbs are almost encrouged due to the increase of both insulin & leptin levels thereby increasing metabolism for the next week?

    • Chris and Kara Mohr November 2, 2011 at 8:54 am #

      The word “deadly” might be pushing it. 🙂 There isn’t science to combining macronutrients in a “magical” way to further boost fat loss, no. I’d rather have someone eat a piece of fruit with a handful of nuts, for example, than for them to eat the fruit alone. Not necessarily for its fat loss benefit, but sustained energy is better, satiety, etc. We don’t love the idea of “cheat meals” and instead prefer splurges. If you want dessert one night, great. Eat it and get back on track. The idea to us of 6 days of restriction than 1 day of overfeeding is not practical on a long term basis.

  4. Dianne November 2, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    Hi Chris,
    Agreed on your reply about the apple/nut butter example….it was the quickest thing that came into my head. Basically i stick to Tons of veggies, fruit and protein and a bit of fat, lots of lean protein, very limited grains, eat legumes , nuts and seeds, almost no sugar, limited wheat products…….i bake with almond flour, flax meal, oat flour and my latest are coconut and brown rice flour….use stevia, xylitol or erythritol. There is the very rare occaision that i will splurge but like you said the next meal you’re right back on track.


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