Browsing articles in "Female Nutrition"

Fitness Polly
Oct
11
2014

Dealing With Bulimia – Polly’s Story – Part 2

    In Part 1 of this series, I discussed a bit about my personal battle with bulimia.  In Part 2, I’m going to be discussing the do’s and don’ts of communicating with someone with an eating disorder.     What NOT to do     Although some of the following may sound obvious, I [...]

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Fitness Polly
Oct
10
2014

Dealing With Bulimia: Polly’s Story – Part 1

  These days it seems like almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by eating disorders in one way or another.   Maybe it’s a family member, a friend, a colleague, or a client. The reality is, whoever it is, it can be a tough topic to approach. For both parties.   But, what [...]

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GGS
Aug
21
2014

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 3

  In Part 2 of Making Sense of Science – The Truth About Carbs, we discussed the research that showed no real difference between low calorie and low carbohydrate approaches to weight loss, but noted that low carb diets may naturally lead to a lower calorie intake.   There are a few reasons I’ve discovered [...]

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GGS
Aug
19
2014

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 2

  Last week, in this article, I presented some basics on what carbohydrates are, the various types of carbohydrates in our diet, and how our bodies use carbohydrates for energy.   This is, of course, probably not why you’re reading.   If you are like most people, you are interested in weight loss, weight maintenance, [...]

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GGS
Aug
12
2014

Making Sense Of Science: The Truth About Carbs – Part 1

  What is a carbohydrate? Where do they come from?   Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are the 3 major macronutrients that the human body uses to create energy.   It is easy to forget today that food is fuel, not just fun!   A carbohydrate, like it sounds, is made up of carbon atoms, hydrogen [...]

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Jul
25
2014

Been There, Ate That: Experimenting With Different Nutrition Protocols

**Disclaimer: any personal experience that I have with certain diet and/or nutrition protocols is just that – my own personal experience.  My age, height, weight, body fat, hormones, health markers, training, sleep schedule, and chronic stress levels are all completely unique. In sum, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best [...]

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GGS
Jun
27
2014

5 Tips For Navigating Nutrition Pitfalls This Summer

It’s official.  Summer is here, and for many of us, that means pool parties, weekends at the lake, and family vacation.  In other words: burgers, barbecue, and booze.   Not exactly the most physique-friendly fare, huh?     So what’s a girl to do? Miss out on the fun of summer?  Not hardly. Throw caution [...]

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GGS
Jun
13
2014

A-Ha Moments: 12 Fit Pros Share Their Nutrition Strategies For Long Term Success

A couple of weeks ago, we shared an article called Small Nutrition Changes For Big Results where our favorite fitness professionals told us about the smallest changes they made to the nutrition that subsequently had the biggest impact on their health and physiques. Today we wanted to talk about,  “A-Ha! Moments.”  These are the moments [...]

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GGS
May
30
2014

Small Nutrition Changes For Big Results

We’ve all been there.  We’ve all done the “complete diet overhaul” thing, right?  Where we try to change everything that we are eating all at once and end up in one of a couple of situations: 1. Hating our lives. 2. Diving face-first into a vat of Ben & Jerry’s and eating out way out. [...]

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GGS
Apr
15
2014

Jumping the Shark on Leaky Gut

The mainstream is always 10-20 years behind the cutting edge. Researchers are gleaning facts today that sadly won’t trickle down to doctors, clinical practice, and patients for years to come. Just because something isn’t mainstream, however, doesn’t mean that evidence is lacking and that treatment options are not available. Consider how long it took conventional [...]

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