Browsing articles in "Nutrition"

Oct
25
2013

The Law of First Bites

Moderation. It’s just not my thing. Well, not inherently anyway. You see, I have an excessive personality, in pretty much every possible way.     Take my television watching habits for example. I am not a “watch an hour a day” type of gal. Instead, I like to “binge watch,” meaning I will watch an [...]

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Aug
21
2013

Digestion 101: 4 Tips For A Healthy Gut

Let’s face it: Digestion is hardly a sexy subject. It’s not something you’d drum up a conversation about at a cocktail party,   “Hello, Melinda, how are you? I just can’t seem to get rid of this terrible gas. Do you know where the bathroom is?”   And most of us don’t chat about it [...]

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Jul
19
2013

3 Awesome Breakfast Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less

At some point, you’ve probably heard the old adage, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  While this isn’t necessarily true (i.e. many fitness enthusiasts are skipping breakfast these days, and using intermittent fasting with great success), some people love to start their day with a good breakfast, and that’s great! Remember, for [...]

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Jul
9
2013

10 Ways to Add Coconut to Your Diet

Fat is so fabulous! We here at Girls Gone Strong know how important it is to include healthy fats in your diet, such as avocado, coconut, nuts, and seeds–and let me tell you, we love us some fat! We really, really do. Coconut is one of my personal favorites, not just because it’s delicious, but [...]

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May
17
2013

GGS Spotlight: Angel Stone

  Name:  Angel Stone Age: Dirty 30′s Location: Washington, D.C. What does being a GGS mean to you? Acknowledging your fears then crushing them with your bare hands. Letting your light shine. Surrounding yourself with other shining lights. Forgiving yourself. Missing a workout or eating a giant cupcake isn’t disastrous. Negative self-talk is. Celebrating your strengths. [...]

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Apr
23
2013

Pineapple Lavender Stir Fry

With the season’s change, I’ve started to play around with new and inspired recipes. One dish in particular that I’ve recently had fun experimenting with are stir fry recipes. To me, a stir fry is a fun and relatively easy way to cook up various fresh vegetables, protein and can even include a twist of [...]

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Apr
18
2013

Step Up Your Shake Game!

I don’t want to brag or anything, but as of late, I have become something of a protein shake genius. I’ve been creating all sorts of interesting concoctions and today, in an effort to help you step up your shake game, I’m going to share two of my favorites with you. Protein shakes, in general, [...]

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Apr
12
2013

10 Nutrition Tips You Should Be Following (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, I discussed 5 simple nutrition tips that are easy to follow, and help you wade through all of the confusing and conflicting nutrition information that’s out there.  These tips will not only help you achieve a lean physique, but they are also fantastic for optimal health and performance.  Today, [...]

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Feb
26
2013

Paleo Lettuce Wraps

You know what I crave a lot? Muthaeffin’ Chinese food. I remember the days of ignorant bliss when I thought I was being “healthy” by ordering steamed rice and kung pao chicken. During my early years as a trainer, I worked full time at Bally Total Fitness (don’t laugh) and was enrolled in 4 college [...]

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Feb
18
2013

Get Super With Your Shake

  Shakes - Chances are, if you play a sport, train or aim to shift your body composition one way or the other, you’ve had your fair share of shakes and probably have one association or another with them. Some shakes are more like smoothies or milkshakes (Caution! and more than likely reflect the sugar content [...]

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