Fat Loss

Why Your Weight Fluctuates
The last two years of my life have been a wild ride, packed full of changes, both awesome and chaotic. Two biggies started it all: the amicable end of my marriage and a cross-country move. These two changes led me...
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The Hierarchy of Fat Loss
When it comes to fat loss, exercise seems to get a lot of the attention. Often, when a person’s progress stalls, one of the first things they do is increase exercise duration, frequency, or intensity— sometimes all three! While training...
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Why Did I Gain Weight on the Pill, If the Research Says That Shouldn't Happen?
GGS friend and fellow research rock star, Krista Rompolski, tackled the Truth About Birth Control and Weight Gain previously, presenting the various problems with the research (i.e. what constitutes “significant" weight gain) and how the type of hormone (estrogen or...
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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...
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How Over-Exercising Can Wreck Your Progress
I have always been a bookworm. For as long as I can remember, reading and writing have been my jam. I started my first diary when I was five years old—it was a little, red Hello Kitty diary, complete with...
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When More Cardio Is Not The Answer
Note from GGS: The information in this article is intended for individuals seeking body composition change, and is not applicable if your primary focus is to improve your athletic performance, particularly if you’re an endurance athlete. “Should I do more...
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The Only Way to Go is Up
“Two-a-day workouts!” “I know! And on, like, 900 calories!” “It’s happening left and right.” “Seriously. It’s an epidemic.” Girls Gone Strong owner, Molly Galbraith, and I were sitting down to eat, and there was an issue so big and so...
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Should I Wear A Waist Trainer In The Gym?
Waist trainers are enjoying a recent resurgence in popularity (thanks in large part to some well-known reality TV stars), and it's no wonder we're seeing them everywhere these days. If you're wondering whether or not you might benefit from wearing...
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How To Structure A No-BS Workout Plan That Works
There’s no end to the amount of ridiculousness we hear regarding what the best workout program really is: From “you must perform two hours of cardio six days per week” and “don’t eat any more than 1,200 calories each day”...
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