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Author: Cassandra Forsythe, PhD, RD

6 Ways Sugar Is Sneaking Into Your Diet

Whether you consider yourself to be health-conscious or you’re working toward making more nutritious food choices, striving to eat less sugar is a good idea for most people. Why? The current US dietary guidelines recommend keeping sugar intake at 10 percent or less of total calories. For an 1800-calorie diet, for example, that’s about 180 […]

Important Supplements For A Healthy Pregnancy

You’re pregnant! What an exciting (and quite possibly very confusing) time! Whether it was planned or an unexpected surprise, one of your biggest priorities now is to create the healthiest and most nourishing environment for you and your growing child. With so much information out there, coming at you from so many sources, this could […]

Should Women Take BCAAs?

Branched-chained amino acids (or BCAAs) are a popular pre- and during-workout supplement. As a woman who wants to optimize her training and nutrition to be healthy and strong and look as good as she feels, BCAAs, like creatine, could be a beneficial addition to your nutrition strategy. What are BCAAs and what do they do? […]

What Should Women Eat to Build Muscle?

If you’re looking for information to help you build muscle, you’ve come to the right place. At Girls Gone Strong, we believe that what is “right” for you is entirely up to you, and that the ultimate way to empower you is to give you the space to make all of the decisions you want […]

Breastfeeding: How What You Eat Impacts You And Your Baby

Over the past nine months, you have been preparing your body and mind for this moment, and the day has finally arrived! As you welcome your new baby into the world, the real work begins. In addition to healing your body after this life-changing event, you have the new full-time job of protecting and feeding […]

Is Calorie Counting Right For You?

Have you ever struggled with frustrating weight fluctuations? If so, you’re not alone. Maintaining a certain size or physique over the years is a tall order for most people. As we live our lives, our size and weight will fluctuate based on a variety of factors ranging from stress, hormones, and sleep habits, to our […]

Your Biggest Hydration Questions—Answered!

You know water’s good for you and that dehydration is bad. Beyond that, however, the topic of hydration leaves many people with more questions than answers. Luckily, we’re ready to quench your thirst for the truth about water and hydration, and some of our answers may surprise you! “Do I have to drink eight 8-ounce […]

The Yolk’s on You: 2 Eggs Myths You Need to Bust for Better Health

We previously debunked 5 common nutrition myths, but when it comes to nutrition, there is never a shortage of confusing (or just plain bad) information going around. Our goal is to help you navigate this vast sea of nutrition information with strength and confidence. Some persistent egg misconceptions definitely need to be laid to rest. […]

Should Women Take Creatine?

If you’ve been around the gym environment long enough, the subject of creatine has probably come up. You’ve seen someone at the gym having a pre-workout drink and wondered what was in it. You’ve read about it online or in your favorite fitness magazine. You’ve overheard conversations between a trainer and trainee, or between training […]

The TRUTH About How Much Protein Women Really Need

As a smart woman interested in health and fitness, you’ve probably heard more than once that you should eat plenty of foods high protein, such as tuna, beef, and chicken. These foods are touted to help you build and maintain muscle, which will boost your metabolism and help you get stronger, so you can out-squat […]