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How (And Why) to Stop Focusing on the Scale

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When you learn to stop focusing on the number on the scale you can you’ll find that health is about so much more than your weight. Today, the scale – and whatever number shows up when we step on it – has become the primary measurement of health. Not to mention our self-worth. But in reality, this is complete BS. It is possible to...
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Why Women Should Lift Heavy Weights

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Worried that heavy weight lifting will make you bulky or cause you to get injured? Think again! Lifting heavy doesn’t have to be reserved just for men or serious CrossFit athletes. And don’t worry, lifting heavy won’t make you “bulky” or cause you to “lose your curves” as your great aunt Nancy might have you believe. Strength training, especially using...
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The Benefits of Infrared Sauna

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Curious about how using an infrared sauna can benefit you? Keep reading to learn all about infrared saunas and how you can use them to improve many areas of your health! If you’ve recently been seeing an influx of information about infrared saunas, you’re not alone. Infrared saunas use far- and near-infrared light to penetrate body tissue and claim to...
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How to Eliminate Sugar Cravings for Good

Believe it or not, but being malnourished in the fitness space is a very common problem, and it could be the number one reason you’re experiencing unbearable sugar cravings.The fact is, you don’t have to break up with sugar to be healthy: all it takes is understanding your cravings and balancing your micronutrients, macronutrients, and calories. In this interview with...
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A Starter Guide to the Ketogenic Diet

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If you know me, you might think it’s odd that I’m posting a blog all about the ketogenic diet. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of a macro-balanced, higher-carb approach when it comes to properly fueling your body. Especially for premenopausal women, and women who train with any level of intensity. But, there’s no denying the fact that...
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The Top 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Now that we’re about four months into the year, we’re hitting that time where many women start to see a big slowdown in their progress towards the weight loss goals they set in January. If you’re staying consistent with your food and fitness choices, there may be some underlying reasons why you might be getting stuck in your weight loss...
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How Strenuous Exercise Affects Gut Health

Did you know there’s a link between the health of our gut and intense, strenuous exercise? We all know that exercise is good for us. Whether we enjoy exercising or not, we can at least all agree that it’s a health-promoting activity. It gets us moving from our sedentary jobs and increases our heart rate to release endorphins. Our bodies...
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10 Lessons from the Women’s Movement Collaborative Project

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Photo Credit: The Women’s Movement Collaborative This weekend I had a fantastic experience at the Women’s Movement Collaborative project at the Original Strength Institute in Fuquay Varina, about 30 minutes from where I live. First of all, having a local event so well aligned with my personal and business goals and dreams was SO cool. I feel like I always...
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How Your Diet Helps You Achieve These 3 Popular Fitness Goals

This is a preview of a post that can be found in its entirety at Girls Gone Strong. You may have heard some version of the saying “a fit body is made in the kitchen.” While your training choices play a big role in your ability to accomplish your fitness or body composition goals, your diet is truly more important...
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5 Common Fat Loss Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

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It’s easy to lose motivation on a fat loss goal when you aren’t seeing results. You think you’re doing everything right: dialing in your nutrition, exercising consistently, and maybe even taking supplements to help stay on track. Despite these diet and lifestyle shifts, nothing in your body composition has changed. What gives? If you’ve been feeling frustrated by your fat...
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