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Author: Dr. Kara Mohr

How to Help a Client Who Struggles With Consistency

It was 2009. My husband and I were running our fitness boot camps and had just had our first child. I knew I didn’t want to travel anymore to speak with a new baby at home, and decided to focus on online training and coaching instead. I loved helping clients effect change in their lives […]

Cultivating Self-Trust: What it Takes to Get On Your Own Side

I once was talking to a potential coaching client on the phone. As we talked about her fears and confidence around weight loss, she lowered her voice and said, “I just don’t trust myself with food, you know? I don’t trust that I’ll be able to stay away from it or make good choices for […]

What The Body Mass Index (BMI) Tells You — And What It Doesn’t

Think back to the last time you went to your doctor or healthcare provider. Odds are if they checked your body weight and height, they also calculated your Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI, an estimate of a person’s body fat, is used to predict a person’s risk for chronic disease. BMI is calculated by measuring […]

Can You Really Lose Fat and Gain Muscle Simultaneously?

For years, I worked in academic research settings studying the role of exercise on weight loss and weight maintenance. Since weight loss was a primary goal, the most important outcome in these studies was body weight (or what percent of body weight had been lost). Week after week, we coached clients on exercise, diet, and […]

Why You May Need To Rethink Your “Ideal Weight”

Like everyone, I have very specific memories of my childhood. There are the memories that my siblings and I rehash almost every time we’re together; the ones my mom rehashes and we all agree are “funny now, not funny then,” and then there are those about my weight. I have very specific memories of my […]