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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 […]

3 Nutrition Myths That Affect Athletic Longevity

A long list of concepts and diet strategies target women and girls who prioritize their fitness and health. Of that long list, a few rise to the top as the most frequently cited. Which ones are myths and which ones work magic? I’ve put them head to head to find out. Glycemic Index vs. Whole […]

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 […]

My New Diet: Exactly How I Eat Each Day

Note: In this article, I discuss some of my past disordered eating behaviors. If you’ve engaged in and/or continue to engage in disordered eating behaviors, and think you may need help, I urge you to seek professional help immediately. This article is in no way a substitute for any type of medical advice or treatment. […]