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Articles: Nutrition

The TRUTH About How Much Protein You 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 […]

Why You Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids — or simply omega-3s — are an important topic in the nutrition industry. While that may sound like a new sorority to some, those in-the-know (like your doctor, and qualified nutritionists) assure can you that omega-3s are necessary for normal body function and optimal health. Why Omega-3s are Essential Your body cannot […]

Why Don’t I Have Any Willpower?

Add to cart. Add to cart. Add to cart. Purchase. For well over a month, it was like Christmas at my house. The mailman was dropping off a package almost every day. Some of the things were really useful, like new books. Other things were completely unnecessary, and items that I certainly didn’t need. “What’s […]

Grace Under (Food) Pressure: 5 Effective Strategies for Handling Food Pushers

“Have some! Just a little bit. C’monnnn. Loosen up! A few bites won’t hurt!” Sound familiar? We’ve all probably dealt with comments like this at some point from someone at a party or social gathering where food is present. I lovingly refer to these people as “Food Pushers.” Even though they may be wonderful people […]

Is Your Diet Doing You More Harm Than Good?

When we place fitness and health high on our lifestyle priority list, being more conscious and intentional about our food choices just comes with the territory. We’re aware of the macronutrient content and caloric value of food, and a little more in tune with how much food is necessary to nourish our body and keep […]

Constipation Got You Feeling Crappy? 8 Simple Tips To Get Relief

You’ve committed to a healthier lifestyle, opting to increase your veggie intake, decrease your sugar intake, drink more water, and showing up at the gym to push some weight around or whatever your pleasure is there. You feel like you’re doing everything “right.” Why then, in the face of all of this healthiness, have your […]

How I Gave Up My Tupperware And Got My Life Back

Note from GGS: We are huge fans of autonomy. We want women to do exactly what makes them feel happy, healthy, and fulfilled. If eating a super strict diet and always following a meal plan is something you enjoy, then by all means, go ahead. However, if you constantly find yourself obsessing about diet perfection, you […]

Girls Gone Strong Guide To Grocery Shopping On A Budget

At GGS, we believe that a diet that emphasizes nutritious whole foods is an important part of building a healthy lifestyle. While we would love to have unlimited resources to buy only the best foods available, the reality is that most of us have a certain budget for grocery shopping. Not to mention, many of […]

8 Tips To Save Money On Healthy Food

Even with consistent exercise, it’s still important to eat well just as consistently if you want to look and feel your very best. It’s no secret that what you eat greatly affects your health, performance, and physique. As the popular saying goes: “You can’t out-exercise a bad diet!” And, it’s completely true! While it is often possible […]

Fueling The Vegetarian Endurance Athlete – Part 2

In Part 1, I shared with you an overview of what the diet of a vegetarian endurance athlete should look like for optimal performance and health. Here, I offer you my 5-step system for becoming a healthy vegetarian endurance athlete. You expend a lot of energy through routine exercising but, even more importantly, as an […]

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