Weight Loss

Lose Weight The Safe and Sustainable Way

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Many women, at one point or another, want to lose weight. Some hope to trim five or ten pounds from their current weight, and others have a more significant amount to shed. If you’re thinking about starting a weight loss journey, the first step is not to change your diet and exercise. The key to safe and sustainable weight loss...
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Sugar: Is It Really That Bad For You?

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Move over fat, sugar is the new public enemy #1 in your kitchen cabinet. For years, the nutrition and food industries have blamed dietary fat – saturated fat in particular – for the rise in chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity and diabetes. But with the case against fat crumbling, many mainstream health and wellness experts have now targeted sugar...
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How To Eat Enough Protein When You Don’t Eat (Or Like) Meat

If you don’t like to eat meat, how can you eat enough protein in your diet? Nourishing our bodies with the right amount of dietary protein is essential for health. It supports proper immune function, helps to maintain muscle mass, regulates blood sugar and allows for sustained energy throughout the day. Typically, omnivores eating a whole foods diet don’t have...
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You Don’t Really Want Abs

(Forgive the controversial title, and please know that I’m not attacking other women who have abs or want abs.) I get it. There’s something about the idea of having a perfectly fit body that is super appealing. And honestly, there’s nothing wrong with having a body composition goal. But we need to get real about WHY. Why do you want abs?...
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How To Bust Through A Fat Loss Plateau

This is a short preview of an article featured at GirlsGoneStrong.com Fat loss can be one of the most challenging and controversial fitness goals that a woman can set for herself. Especially women who are already relatively lean, for whom losing a little bit more fat can be particularly challenging. While the desire to achieve a certain fat loss goal isn’t...
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Fruitphobia: Why Fear of Fruit is Fruitless

Recently someone posted this question on my Facebook page: “Hey Laura, I would love to hear about what you think of fruit? In my nutrition class today (I’m going to be a NTP) they demonized carbs all day and specifically fruit. I know going low carb caused major problems like HA and adrenal problems. It’s hard sitting in class all...
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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 easy for me to be kind and compassionate with my patients who struggle with their body image, I’d always held myself to an impossibly high standard. Isn’t it the truth that we’re all our own worst critics? While I...
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5 Reasons You Should Hire A Coach

Hiring a coach can be a big decision, and a big investment. And sometimes even those of us who teach and motivate others for a living need our own coach! For the past month or so, I’ve been doing 1-on-1 training sessions at Capital Strength and Conditioning in Raleigh, NC. Three times a week, my coach (and CS&C owner) Matt...
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Are You Eating Enough? Here’s 8 Signs You Might Not Be!

This article originally appeared on ChrisKresser.com. In our modern society with its seemingly endless supply of fast food and junk food, it seems obvious to most why we’re dealing with an obesity epidemic. Cheap, low quality food surrounds us, and there’s not enough time in the world to exercise away all the excess calories that exist in our food supply. However, those...
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Should You Cheat On Your Diet? 3 Reasons Why Dietary Infidelity is a Good Thing

Usually when people talk about “cheating” on their diet, they mean they had a cheat meal, or a cheat day, or they “went off the rails” completely at a party. Whether or not these are scheduled “cheats”, the underlying premise is that you’ve broken the rules or done something naughty. And whether or not you have guilt about that cheat...
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