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The Human Fat Loss GPS

I was driving the other day to meet with a company we work with — heading to Nashville TN.  It’s a straight drive from Louisville…except when there is construction and some areas of the highway are closed to 1 lane and there’s instead a TON of traffic. Fortunately the GPS then offered a detour telling me that there was traffic ahead.  It’s smart like that. Usually. For those who have them, it also tells you when you make a wrong turn that you need to make a U turn to get back on track. And it got me thinking.  Wouldn’t it be cool if our bodies inher…
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Bust Through A Weight Loss Plateau

Everyone who has ever tried to lose belly fat has faced it… The dreaded fat loss plateau. And it can truly be a game changer. Weight is coming off quickly, motivation is super high … early on in the weight loss game, it can almost feel "easy." And then suddenly, weight comes to a screeching halt.  Interestingly, depending on the person and often the personality in how they react to stressful situations, this plateau can go one of two ways. It can set a person back where they quickly revert to old habits and put weight back on. OR It can be the "kick" to a fat loss…
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Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat

Late last year, I’m sitting in an office building with the agent of an NFL Player and the player himself.  We were working together to help the player lose weight. While there was some initial success, he hit a little plateau.  His agent asked the player "what are you drinking?"  "Crystal Light, diet soda, and water only.  Chris said no liquid calories." And his agent blew through the roof — "NO WONDER HE ISN’T LOSING" he said to me, "I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU TOLD HIM HE CAN USE ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS.  Did…
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10 Super Simple Fat Loss Strategies

You don’t have to put yourself through an extreme "diet" to lose fat. All you need to do is make minor lifestyle changes to your diet. Now you may be thinking, what does that entail? Well it’s not really complicated — it’s just a bit of planning, a little cooking, a large amount of self-control. At the end of the day, though, these simple little tricks can help you no matter what your goals — lose that last 10 or if you’re trying to find a jump start. Plan ahead. If your only options are a vending machine and fast food, try to pack meals and snacks the nig…
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Weight Loss Drug Meridia Yanked

Of course you’ve heard the song by Queen … Another One Bites the Dust. Well, that’s what was going through my head when I heard about another popular weight loss medication, Meridia, potentially being pulled off the market … Why? No surprise here — increased risk of stroke, heart attack, or other cardiac problems.  In fact 1 study found a 16% higher risk for those taking the weight loss medication. While there are a handful of weight loss medications available — each with different mechanisms of action — Meridia changes various chemicals i…
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Is Your Workout Making You Fat?

You workout. Day after day. Week after week. Month after month. Yet the scale doesn’t budge.  In fact, your jeans are getting a little tighter … ugggg, not really what the goal was, is it? This all came about from a conversation with a woman in our Mohr Results Boot Camp recently.  She was looking to lose belly fat and wanted a flatter stomach.  And, she said, an added perk would be if she can FINALLY fit into her skinny jeans. She was coming to boot camp 5 days/week.  Hoping THIS was the answer to lose weight.  Unfortunately, to her dissapointment the scale w…
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Should McDonald’s Offer Free Statins?

I log on to my computer the other day … …and I saw what I thought was a joke. Here is the headline that popped up: "Should McDonald’s Offer Free Statins?" I wish I could make this stuff up.  Intrigued, I read on… Is the clown in the yellow and red really going to serve up some Lipitor as a side for his famous Quarter Pounders? This headline wasn’t some food writer being funny, it was a legitimate study published in the well respected American Journal of Cardiology — the authors/scientists came to the conclusion that "…Fast food ou…
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Post Pig-Out Plan

Last night was our Wedding Anniversary. Our sitter came over so we could go out and spend some time on our own. We started with some appetizers.  Had a nice dinner.  Great wine.  And dessert. The food was absolutely incredible.  But when all was said and done, we both definitely had that feeling of "whoa, I think I ate and drank TOO much!"  Now, admittedly it’s rare that we both have that feeling — while nice, we’re not usually have 3 course meals and wine every night. But this wasn’t a time to panic that we overate and completely ble…
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Can you Lose Belly Fat if you Eat THIS?

There are over 30 names for sugar… …turbinado sugar, raw sugar, agave syrup, fruit paste, raw honey, malt syrup and many more. Of course we have our organic sugars too.  Are these any better if we’re trying to lose weight?  Ray from train2befit asked a question on the blog about the healthiest sugar options. Is there such a thing?  A "healthy" sugar? Clearly, when burning belly fat is a goal, sugar (all forms) need to take a back seat.  But let’s put a few of these under the microscope to see if there’s a best of the worst.  Af…
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