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Articles: Nutrition

Nutrition Considerations During Cancer Treatment

Compared to most people, I was extremely well qualified to make decisions about proper nutrition during cancer treatment: I had a Bachelor’s degree in applied human nutrition and I had completed a clinical dietetic internship at a busy teaching hospital. I’d even had a job that included some time with inpatient cancer patients! Still, when […]

5 Life-Changing Nutrition Tips for New Moms

Nothing has tested my relationship with food like pregnancy and the early postpartum months did! There are a couple main nutrition challenges that new moms commonly face: First, it can be incredibly difficult at times to simply remember to eat, or to eat enough, when you’re caring for a tiny human that demands the majority […]

Debunking Nutrition Myths for the Vegan Strength Athlete

I’ve been a vegan for 17 years now, and in that time, I’ve seen the movement grow and change significantly. The great news is that vegan “cheese” no longer tastes like rubber, and most meat analogs aren’t like munching salty plastic anymore (huzzah!) Most restaurants, particularly in large cities, easily accommodate a vegan lifestyle these […]

All About Dietary Fat

How much do you really know about dietary fat? Most people have one of two viewpoints on fat consumption. The most common belief in our society for many decades has been that dietary fat is bad for you. It’ll make you fat, clog your arteries, and send you into an early grave. With the rise […]

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 […]

How To Stop Overeating

Listen, we’ve all been there. One glass of wine that turns into a bottle… A bite of a donut that turned into a half dozen… Tacos at 2 a.m.? Sure, why not. Sounds like a stellar idea. Bloody Marys the next morning just to imbibe a little hair of the dog? OBVIOUSLY. Overindulgence always seems […]

How to Give Culturally Sensitive Nutrition Advice

Note from Molly Galbraith:  Erika was originally going to present this topic at this year’s Women’s Fitness Summit, a fitness event we have sponsored for three years. However, due to a family emergency, she couldn’t be there. We are so grateful she was willing to write an article for on her topic so that the […]

What Women Should 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 […]

7 Food Epiphanies That Set Me Free

Food epiphanies. Ever had one? Like, when you discover maybe you do actually like Brussel sprouts, or when you realize that mayonnaise is the best condiment of all time? (If you don’t agree, you’re wrong). Over the last three or four years I’ve had several food epiphanies that have transformed my relationship with food forever. […]

How To Tell If “Eating in Moderation” Is Right For You

Moderation, I kinda love you. Thank you for making nutrition and dieting sane again, we’re all oh-so-glad you’re back. But, you see, the thing is, now may not be the best time for me to get into a new relationship. I’ve got a lot going on, I’m going to be really busy and well… it’s […]

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