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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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How To Set A Nutrition Goal That Matters To You

One of the most challenging parts of selecting a dietary strategy is developing a clear outcome goal. Have you ever thought about your own personal nutrition goals and why they matter to you? If you don’t know exactly what you’re trying to accomplish, or haven’t fully committed to this outcome, you’re setting yourself up to fail. You’ll get lost in...
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Are You Overtraining? 9 Important Signs That You Need To Exercise Less

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If you train with any level of frequency and intensity, you’ve probably heard the term overtraining before. So what is overtraining, and how do you know if you’re overdoing exercise? This article will answer that question. But first, let’s talk about why overtraining is becoming more of an issue than it ever was before. If you’re dedicated to your fitness,...
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When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong

My last training session involved a lot of failure. Particularly when experimenting with a heavy front squat. Both times I tried it, I couldn’t get back up and had to drop the bar on the rack. My trainer took some weight off the bar and changed the movement since it was clear I wasn’t strong enough to do the lift...
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