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Dec
19
2014

Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 2

  You expend a lot of energy through routine exercising but, even more importantly, as an endurance athlete, you place a lot of intentional stress on the body.   Training for an endurance event is not required to be “healthy”, so as you can imagine, food is a key component to making sure that your […]

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Dec
16
2014

Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 1

  What do Bart Yasso, Scott Jurek, Rich Roll, Dave Scott, Brendan Brazier, and Hilary Biscay have in common? They have all achieved greatness as endurance athletes, all while consuming a plant strong diet (reports state that Dave Scott is no longer a strict vegetarian). Vegetarianism is a choice. But unlike the brand of shoes […]

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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
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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