Nov
25
2014

Hashimoto’s and Diet: What To Eat And What To Avoid

One of the first things you’ll find when you Google “thyroid” and “diet” is advice telling you to stop eating broccoli and it’s cousins in the Brassica Family including cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, etc.     But, not only are these veggies pretty delicious, you’ve heard on the other hand that these […]

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Nov
21
2014

GGS Spotlight: Genevieve Carisse

    Name:   Geneviève (Gen) Carisse Age:  41 Location:  Toronto   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  Health, empowerment, independence, role model.   How long have you been training?  For over 15 years in general fitness and as a Powerlifter.   I was originally drawn to Bodybuilding because I loved the […]

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Nov
18
2014

Ask Ann: Exercise and Arthritis

Hi Ann, I was recently diagnosed with Scapholunate Advanced Collapse (degenerative arthritis of the wrist). The only advice my doctor gave me was to avoid exercises that put my wrist in extension. I am active and want to stay strong; but, obviously I don’t want to cause additional pain or damage. Can you help me? […]

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Nov
14
2014

Complexes: A Killer Way To Torch Calories

My last several of weeks have been packed full of amazing things. There was the Women’s Fitness Summit in Kansas City, then packing up and heading to Salt Lake City where I will stay for the remainder of the year.   I landed in Utah, and spent exactly 24 hours there before I turned around and […]

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Nov
11
2014

Strength Training: For The Body, Mind, And Soul

  Strength.   It comes in many different forms and has many different meanings, but it’s a word that resonates with almost everyone.   At Girls Gone Strong, we talk a lot about physical strength, but we also make sure to emphasize the importance of mental strength, emotional strength, and strength of character as well, […]

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Nov
7
2014

GGS Spotlight: Lori Lindsey

      Name: Lori Lindsey   Age: 34   Location: Washington DC   What does being a GGS mean to you?  When I think of GGS the first thing that comes to mind is  confidence. Women who are physically and mentally strong and have gained confidence from lifting  weights.   How long have you […]

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Nov
4
2014

How a Low FODMAP Diet Can Flatten Your Belly – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series you learned that your diet can be modified to help you combat digestive complaints including constipation, excess (embarrassing) gas and diarrhea.   None of these symptoms are anything to laugh at, because for some people, they can cause them much pain, discomfort and extreme frustration. Instead of just excess […]

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Oct
30
2014

How a Low FODMAP Diet Can Flatten Your Belly – Part 1

      No woman likes to be bloated – it’s uncomfortable, embarrassing, and no fun for anyone. And, often what accompanies the bloat is a scent we’re not too proud of.   You know what I’m talking about: Breaking wind Cutting the cheese Being a Tooty pants (my daughter’s favorite…ha!)   Regardless of what […]

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Oct
28
2014

Ask Ann: Exercise and Autoimmune Illness

Hi Ann, I have been struggling with weight gain, fatigue, and muscle soreness since my diagnosis with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis last year. I know that you have personal experience with this – can you give me any tips for trying to exercise without causing a flare of my symptoms?   As someone who has struggled with […]

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Oct
24
2014

GGS Spotlight: Krystal Cantu

    Name:   Krystal Cantu   Age:   25   Location:   San Antonio, Texas   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?   Girl gone strong, to me, is a woman who finally realized that she was wonder woman all along. A woman who looked past what she read in magazines or saw on […]

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