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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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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7 Reasons Why You Should Go Trail Running

I’m not a huge fan of road running. I partake in road races, I enjoy what they offer, and I love working to set new PRs. That being said, they aren’t one of my passions. Trail running, on the other hand, is amazing. Here are a few reasons why I prefer trail running, and why you should consider adding some trail runs to your repertoire: Reconnecting with Nature While Running There’s a theory called the "Biophilia Hypothesis" which proposes that human beings have a bond with nature that is both primitive…

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Running My First Half-Marathon: Musings & Advice

On a beautiful Saturday morning, I ran my first half marathon at Maritime Race Weekend-- a beautiful race along the coast of Nova Scotia. After 16 weeks of training, my anxiety was through the roof! I had a moment in the mile long bathroom lineup before starting where I just wanted to scream and run for the truck. Once I lined up for the start I began to feel relaxed and collected; a calm settled over me. Then we were off! For the first 10 kilometres, I felt invincible! I…

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Three Ingredient Protein Ice Cream

Training in the summer is rough, especially when you have an ice cream stand just down the road. There's nothing like reaching the last 4k in a 15k humid long run and having to run past the ice cream store. Usually, I try to hydrate extra to make up for the tears. Then, Eureka! Protein "ice cream" saves the day! Ingredients (serves two): 1 cup 2% plain or vanilla greek yogurt 1 scoop Mutant Pro 100 protein powder (I chose chocolate peanut butter chocolate chip) 1 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk…

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