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Gaining Weight While Working Out? Here’s Why.

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Are you working out and unintentionally gaining weight? Keep reading to learn why your new weight loss routine could be keeping you from dropping those pounds. So you’ve started a new workout routine to see if you could shed a few extra pounds. But a few weeks in, and you’ve noticed the number on the scale going up, not down....
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Should You Have a Cheat Day?

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Diet culture holds “cheat days” in high esteem, but should you actually have a cheat day? Keep reading to learn what I think about this common dietary practice. Ah, the “cheat day”. Your day to load up on all the pleasurable foods you’ve been avoiding during the rest of the week. Proponents of the cheat day say these days give...
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Body Fat And Fertility: Do I Have To Gain Weight To Get Pregnant?

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“Do I have to gain weight or body fat to get pregnant?” I get asked this question frequently, and the answer is more complicated than you may think. If you’re asking this question, read on to learn if your optimal fertility depends on weight gain. One of the most common causes of infertility I see in my clients is a...
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Reach Your Goals by Changing Your Identity

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Did you know that changing your identity could be the missing piece to reaching your goals this year? Change is hard. And sticking to goals is often a big source of frustration for a lot of people. This can make the New Year a time that makes us feel like we’re not good enough. Especially if you’ve been one to...
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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 One Thing I Needed To Change My Relationship With Food And My Body

I’ve written before about the struggles I’ve had in the past with my approach to my personal health. Even though it’s been easy for me to be kind and compassionate with my clients who struggle with their body image, in the past I always held myself to an impossibly high standard. Isn’t it the truth that we’re all our own...
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Intermittent Fasting: Is It Right For You?

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Is intermittent fasting right for you? Read on to find out! If you pay attention to what’s trending in the diet and nutrition world, you’ve likely been hearing some buzz about intermittent fasting. It’s a popular “new” method of eating that’s touted to stimulate fat loss, improve cognitive function, extend lifespan, and more. Most health blogs make it sounds like...
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How Sleep Can Impact Your Weight Loss Goals

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Struggling to meet your weight loss goals despite doing everything right? Your sleep habits (or lack thereof) could be to blame. If you’re being consistent with your training and weight-loss promoting diet, but still aren’t seeing the results you’re expecting, your sleep habits could be the missing link. Sleep is an often overlooked form of self care. And it’s something...
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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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