GHUTV LIVE Q&A with Chris Freytag: February 2016

Thanks for tuning in to February’s GHUTV LIVE Q&A session with Chris Freytag where she answered your health and fitness questions live on air! In case you missed it, you can watch the full video here. Stay tuned for next month’s session! See you then!

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48 Responses to “GHUTV LIVE Q&A with Chris Freytag: February 2016”
  1. Christy

    What are some good alternatives to dead lifts to work glutes & hamstrings. I have bulging discs in lower back and my doctor said to not do. Thanks!

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  2. Kerry

    First, “Thank you” for being such a positive and encouraging person in all of your workouts. That’s the pleasant attitude that I need to listen to when I am up before 5am to workout!
    Second, I am looking to lose at least 40 pounds and I have been doing your HIIT series with much success and am now ready to cycle to a new workout routine. I know the benefits of strength training and cardio for weight loss. I am wondering what ratios of each do you recommend and how often should I strength train each body part a week. I currently workout at a moderate to high intensity 30 minutes a day/ six days a week.
    Thank you!

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  3. Melanie

    Hi, Chris! Love GHU! I truly appreciate how you interact with us. Your advice is always solid and very doable:) I realize my question may be too complicated to answer in this format, but I’ll ask it anyway. I exercise about an hour a day doing various workouts each day (boot camp, cardio, weight training, yoga), and I am not overweight (although “soft” in a few places, lol). I am trying to figure out the best nutrition plan for me. Would like to lose about 5-10 pounds, however I know I have to fuel my active bod. I have been off sugar (except fresh fruit), no cheese, no gluten for five weeks now. Drinking 50 oz of water a day. About eight hours of sleep each night. That’s all been fantastic-for many reasons- and I have seen some nice results. Energy level has fallen off a bit though. Trying to get more protein in. Am I on the right track? Not sure how to tweak my meals.

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  4. Bernadette

    what can I do to get my sugar level under control? I have tried every thing but cannot get my sugar level under 200. Frustrated .

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  5. Cher Z

    I have a problem getting rid of the excess weight around the lower navel. Is it best to tackle it by food intake or exercise?

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  6. John Erickson

    In prior blogs you have mentioned drinking 4 liters/pints of water first thing in AM is great for ones health. Since I seen you reference 2 liters/pints. I have been drinking 4 pints first thing in AM for over 18 months and feel the longer I do this, the better I feel from it. Does the science you see support this?

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  7. Andrea

    Are supplements like Juice Plus and Plexus good for you to take, Plexus being to lose weight??

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  8. Kim

    Here is my major frustration– when I had my son who is 18 1/2 now, my skin stretched terribly and has stayed that way. I tried everything. I had a few times gained about 30+ pounds that I have taken off over a 1 1/2 year period of exercise and eating changes. But I cannot get the area in my abdomin to tighten up. I workout every day doing different programs, I am a health and PE teacher so I am moving all day. Any suggestions besides surgery for getting a tighter midsection?

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  9. Mindy

    I just turned 50 and want to get in better shape. I can tell I am losing muscle tone as the years pass. Any suggestions for getting started on my journey to a better me?

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  10. Katrina Pitts

    Should I be using a pre-workout supplement? Is muscle milk enough for post-workout or what is the best option? What if its an easy workout?

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  11. Ellen McCarthy

    I have recently lost 15 pounds by doing kick boxing, walking and weights I now want to lose another 15 pounds, but I have a lot of difficulty with sweets and psta. Any suggestions?

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  12. Tammy

    I try to do cardio on a lunch break every day. I try to eat lunch about an hour before, usually a salad with chicken and veggies or something similar. What’s odd is, some days I have unbelievable energy and can do 45 minutes to an hour without a problem. Other days, I’m 20 minutes into the Eliptical and I’m crashing (shaky, hungry feeling) and end up stopping. 1) What could be the reason if I am trying to be consistent with my breakfast and lunch. 2) What’s the best, healthiest way to stop exercising and take care of that shaky, weak feeling? I don’t feel like I’m not eating enough and I’m drinking a ton of water. Thank you so much for your input and advice!!!

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    • Pamela

      I have lost 6 pounds in 6 weeks by watching my eating and walking. This is the 8th week and I have hit a wall in the weight loss department. Any suggestions?

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  13. Deb

    What are some small snack ideas that have protein/carbs/fat? I like to have a small snack between meals to keep my blood sugar balanced, but I feel some snacks become more of a meal(to many calories). Should a snack always have protein/carbs and fat?

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  14. Patti Zaremba

    What is the best exercise to tone the thighs and what would be a good workout regime that improves and tone legs.

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  15. Wendy Hill

    I am a 53 year old woman, and just recently joined the local gym and really enjoying using the equipment there, along with changing my diet, drinking half my body weight in water, seriously really feeling great. But my question to you is what is the best type of beginning exercises do you recommend for home, I had a shoulder replacement 3 years ago, and working on getting it stronger with a better range of motion as well. I want to add to my day with something beneficial at home. I do follow you on your facebook as well. Thank you!

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  16. Mandy

    Hi Chris,
    In your opinion what is the fastest way to see muscle definition using free weights or a program such as TRX (body resistance) while incorporating, cardio/ intervals for fat loss?
    Is one better for the body then the other?
    I know with free weights you have to be very careful about form. Just curious.
    Thanks.

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  17. Kerstin Oglevee

    I would just like to thank you from the bottom of heart for all your inspiring workouts and nutritional information/recipes. I have been working out with your workouts since 2008 and you are always so motivational, inspiring and helpful. Thnak you!

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  18. Tammy

    Two snacking questions. What are some great options when you get the crunchy munchies? What are great options to satisfy a sweet tooth, like craving something chocolate?

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  19. Micki

    Hi abd thank you for the motivating workouts. I’m having serious problems getting rid of my “beer belly.” I’m 5′ 1″ tall and 118lbs but my waist is 32″ around. I eat pretty healthy, mostly fresh vegetables from my garden. I work out about 45 minutes a day 5-6 days a week. lift weights 3 days a week (heavy weights) and do cardio 2 or 3 days a week. I don’t drink or smoke and I’ve traded in my beloved Pepsi for water…ONLY water. What am I doing wrong? Why do I look 5 months pregnant? Please help me. Thank you!!!!

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  20. Gale

    Here’s something of an odd question. I’ve been rehabbing from a shoulder injury….can you see any danger/downside to me using different size weights when I do strength training/workouts. Heavier weight on the right side than the left. Is there a chance that could cause problems if the left side doesn’t catch up to the right in the near future? Yeah, odd, I know.

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  21. Molly

    What are some things you can do to curb or get rid of my sugar cravings?? It usually only happens at night and after I’ve had dinner…

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  22. Teresa

    I go to curves and eat a lot salads drink more water because my pee is an very light went I go the bathroom and I sweat a lot at cueve’s when I work . I feel that I have not lost a lot of weight. I see it in the mirror , So help me.

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  23. georgia

    If you had a c section is it possible to get abs also is it really good to do Kegal exercises How much abs should you do

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  24. Shawnice

    I recently started walking in house and was searching the web for you be use I fell in love with you from prevention. iMac this point walking is what I can do. I want to stay committed to improving my health. I’m a teacher mother of 2 boys ages 10 and 14 always on the go with basket ball. For the past two weeks I have been meal prepping and working out daily. Will I see results with just with walking DVDs and strength trading?

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  25. Vicki

    you are an awesome trainer! what kind of exercise would you recommend to someone who lives with chronic pain? Also, what do you think about following a vegan diet?

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  26. Laura

    I’ve had 3 c-sections and simply cannot get any cooperation from my abdominal muscles…any tips for working with that and hopefully improving it? Crunches are simply too much… Love you BTW!!

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  27. Paula

    I’m 39 I weigh 189pds I’m 5’4 I am an educator I want to make a long term commitment to working out. I’ve tried all the beach body items but I am not able to complete any. I joined GHU recently per referral. Please help. I need a plan that I can stick with

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  28. Jen

    What do you think of the cleansings out there, example Arbonne? Friend of mine raves about it.

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  29. yvonne bwalya

    i realy love the show and i would like to know how i can work on my belly

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  30. Patricia

    Any suggestions on how to exercise with planters fascitis, I am having a hard time just walking right now! But I really need to get exercising!

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