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What 9 Nutrition Experts Want you to Know

Nutrition Advice

Nutrition Experts Unite The best part of nutrition coaching is helping people meet their goals. The second best part is connecting with other business owners and nutrition experts who share the same passions and challenges in our line of work. I thought it might be nice to change things up for this article. Rather than hearing me ramble on, let’s check in with some other industry experts. I asked my fellow nutrition experts, “If you could give your clients one piece of advice, what would it be?” The answers are…

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Your Story: How Danielle Fights Lupus with Powerlifting

Danielle Powerlifting

Your Story: Meet Danielle The second installment of Your Story is from Danielle Logan of Spoonie Strength, who found a way to overcome her battle with Lupus with powerlifting. I remember being tested for Lupus at the height of my health issues. At the time, I had no idea how all-encompassing and devastating this chronic disease could be. The term "spoonie" refers to the Spoon Theory, outlining the challenges of what should be simple daily tasks when one suffers from chronic illness. Danielle's story captures that struggle and shows that she is truly…

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Your Story: How Eva Fights Anxiety with Fitness

Silks Eva Anxiety Fitness

When I launched the Your Story campaign, I had no idea what to expect. I certainly wasn't ready for the overwhelming stories of strength and beauty perpetuated by the contributors who reached out to participate.  This first story talks about the effect of fitness on anxiety. It is raw, it is real, and some may find it hard to read. However, the tenacity and inspiration captured in these words make the read worth it. Without further ado, here is Eva's story. When it’s bad, my anxiety is everything. It’s every thought,…

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Eat More to Weigh Less

Eat more to weigh less

Recently, a colleague approached me with some questions about body composition. She had been training and following the Precision Nutrition serving guide, but couldn’t shake the last ten pounds of weight. She asked me to take a look at her history and give her some insight about her plateau problem. I went through her report. She outlined her healthy meals, the details of her clean eating, and her 1,200 calories per day limit. The woman is totally dedicated but at a standstill. She asked what I thought could be causing her…

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How to Talk to your Kids as a Weight-Classed Athlete

Deadlifts

  Body image doesn’t come up in my household. We often talk about being healthy and strong, but never about weight and body dissatisfaction. Now, more than ever, I like my body. Sure, sometimes I over-indulge during the holidays and gain some extra padding. At that point, I go back to my healthy habits and get back on track without stressing about it. And I certainly don’t mention that part of my life to my kids. That changed one day during the week before lifting in the IPA Powerlifting Worlds.…

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Ten Signs you Might Be Married to a Rugby Player

Inspiration for "Ten Signs You Might be Married to a Rugby Player" came to me just weeks before my wedding to a rugby player. The idea struck moments after using "my fiance is a rugby player" as an explanation for something for the millionth time. Taking a note from David Letterman's top ten lists, I decided to take a fun deviation from my usual musings. This collection is the result. Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments.   1. Your Other Half is a Hooker, but That's…

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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – A Review

TheWomaninCabin10

I finally had the extreme pleasure of reading The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. You may remember her name from my previous review of her debut, In a Dark, Dark Wood.  This thriller was the perfect follow-up to last summer's hit novel offering the same fantastic suspense with some previous story flaws smoothed out nicely. This improvement shows Ware's growing skills as an author. This development isn't a surprise given her obvious talent. The Woman in Cabin 10 follows the story of a journalist in charge of reviewing the…

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The Born and the Made by Robert Spande: A Review

[caption id="attachment_367" align="alignleft" width="194"] Original Cover Artwork from Goodreads[/caption] Art in Book Form When I first received my copy of The Born and the Made, I was equal parts skeptical and intrigued. The skepticism came from previous negative experiences with self-published works. My cynical nature automatically (and incorrectly) assumed the worst. However, this was quickly offset by the book's presentation. As the age-old quip goes, you should never judge a book by its cover. Yet, in this case, you should go right ahead. Original art, hand bound and hand sewn, this extraordinary…

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The Single Most Effective Exercise

"The single most effective exercise." "Burn fat with this one weird trick." "The best way to lose weight, gain muscle, conquer the universe." I see these catchy headlines all the time, often paired with arguments in the comments on social media. Many of them have merit and scientific backing. Some of them are completely false. So what is the single most effective exercise? Fortunately, I know the answer to that question. Honestly, you probably know the answer too if you think about it. Go ahead; I'll give you a minute. The single…

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Why Fitness is Like the Oregon Trail

In recent years people have been referring to their newfound passion for health and wellness as their “fitness journey.”  While I’m admittedly a chronic eye roller, that title elicited a full circle. However, upon further reflection, making health-related lifestyle changes is kind of like traveling the Oregon Trail. And I don’t mean like some modern day Facebook game with fancy graphics, I mean the gritty, pixelated, early 1990s big bulky PC game. At this point, you’re probably thinking that I’ve lost my mind. I confess, this thought occurred to me…

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