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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. […]

Nutrition Non-Negotiables: How to Have Your Cake and Be Healthy, Too

“Am I going to have to give up the cream in my morning coffee? Please don’t make me. I love it so much.”  A woman once asked me this before getting started with Girls Gone Strong’s ‘Strongest You’ coaching program. She wasn’t worried about exercising, or intimidated by the habit work or her commitment to […]

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. […]

Is Following A Meal Plan Right For You?

“Broccoli again?!” my friend exclaimed, as he inspected my lunch. “How much of that stuff are you eating?” “I know, I know” I said. “But my plan says I can only have broccoli with this meal.” I sat in the break room at the gym where I was working, seven years ago, and I had […]

Are You Out-Training Your Healthy Diet?

“You can’t out-train a bad diet!” You’re probably heard someone say this before. What they’re getting at is that exercise isn’t going to help you with your physique goals if your diet is a mess, which, for the most part, is true. What people often don’t talk about, however, is the fact that you can out-train […]

How Eating Too Little Is Wrecking Your Progress

Many women have a warped perspective of what “enough” food really is—especially when trying to lose weight. This warped perspective can hinder fat loss, strength gain, muscle gain, energy levels, and overall health. Whether this perspective comes from reading fitness magazines that recommend a 1200-calorie-per-day meal plan, or a trainer promoting both a low-carb and […]

The 5 Foods You Should (Almost) Never Eat

“Should I have a protein shake after I workout, or before? ” “What about rice? Is rice allowed?” “Is hummus okay to eat?” “I know fish is good for you, but I hate seafood. Should I eat it anyway?” “Is it okay to eat cheese? What about bread and pasta?”   Do any of those […]

Is Moderation Really All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Oscar Wilde  “Moderation” is a buzzword creating big waves in the health industry these days—and stirring up some pretty strong emotions.  But I’m not sure it’s right for everyone. On one side, you’ve got those who are rallying for moderation, while the other side are those who decry it […]