The Pound Plunge, a yearlong friendly competition on weight-loss, is a great way to start and end the year by weighing in frequently and working with a partner to lose as many pounds as possible for the top prize! It’s not easy losing the extra, it’s a dreadful thought to go to the gym all week and realize that you actually gained two pounds.
Dr. Chris Mohr is here to help with tips and advice to maximize your progress on the path to lesser pounds! Dr. Mohr is on the Advisory Board for Men’s Fitness Magazine and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications like Men’s Fitness, Weight Watchers, Men’s Health, and Fitness. Dr. Mohr earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, so you can trust his advice is worth a try! You also get a free sample!
1. What are some tips and tricks to eat less at meal time?
Start every meal with two cups of water. It sounds so simple and basic but research has shown that starting a meal with two cups of water can decrease how much you eat and therefore result in weight loss, in a 12-week study of people who did drink two cups of water before their meals lost up to five pounds above and beyond the individuals who didn’t.
2. Don’t skip meals to cut calories! Eating breakfast actually helps you lose weight.
People often think that they will save on calories if they skip a meal but the problem is that you make up for that later in the day, the key to this puzzle is choosing the right foods when you have a meal. For breakfast make sure you have some protein! A study that came out recently shows that if you include protein in your breakfast, you eat up to 500 calories less during your next meal than you would if you didn’t include that protein.
3. Fish Oil is a powerful weapon when it comes to weight loss.
There are so many weight loss supplements out there as you can imagine and the one supplement you can trust to do the job is fish oil. A handful of studies show that supplementing with fish oil might actually help lose more weight. A study which includes a group of people who were given nutritional recommendations and was supplemented with fish oil lost more weight than other individuals who were supplemented with other things like sunflower oil. The benefits don’t stop at weight loss, fish oil helps with brain development and heart health as well!
4. What do I need to start losing right now?
Just get started with something, figure out what your reason is and what ever that may be, figure out what you can implement today like drinking two cups of water before your very next meal, developing a strategy for this week and maybe try something else next week, add the fish oil to the diet and set some small and achievable goals which will bring you closer to the ultimate goal.
5. What about that free sample…
Dr. Mohr is also a media spokesperson for Nordic Naturals and they are giving away free samples so you can reap the benefits and make the most of your decision to lose the pounds. Go to this web site and look in the bottom right corner where it says “Free Sample” to choose your sample pack.
See you at the next Pound Plunge weigh-in on January 22nd at The Platte River Mall 4p-7p!