The Benefits of Meal Prepping

by Chrissy on June 7, 2015

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Meal prepping has become a popular trend in the health and fitness world. Meal prep has many benefits when it is done correctly. It is not just for athletes or fitness gurus; it can be helpful to anyone! Meal prepping is traditionally done by purchasing food in bulk and cooking it all at once, distributing it […]

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An Eating Disorder is Like

by Chrissy on May 11, 2015

Below is a piece written by someone who I know that has struggled with an eating disorder.  I am proud to say that she is now in recovery.  She is an amazing fighter and awe-inspiring writer.  Her piece written below is one of my favorites that I feel describes what having “an eating disorder is […]

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Staying on Track!

by Chrissy on March 1, 2015

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Staying on track with your New Year’s resolution is the toughest part. You gained enough motivation to start going to the gym and eating healthy, but now you have to keep the motivation. It is shown that only about 20% of people are sticking to their healthy habit resolution after the first month. Here are […]

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Eating Paleo – Just Another Fad?

by Chrissy on November 19, 2014

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The paleo diet is one in which is believed to be consumed by our ancestors thousands of years ago, and is also referred to as the “caveman diet.” The belief is that we were born to only consume this diet where the modern diet causes diseases, obesity, and other health aliments. Paleo consists of foods […]

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3 Key Principles of Intuitive Eating

by Chrissy on October 13, 2014

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When you first hear the words “intuitive eating,” they might sound scary if you are used to being told what and what not to eat. After attempting fad diet after fad diet and reading food tips, you have been convinced that there is a right and a wrong way to eat. How could someone ever […]

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Nutrition Myths Debunked

by Chrissy on September 14, 2014

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#1 Saturated fat is bad.  For years, we have looked at fat as a bad word. We have heard that consumption of saturated fats cause heart disease and a slew of other problems. This concept came from a study done in 1948 called the Framingham Heart study. Their weak link between saturated fats and high […]

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Detox Without the Torture

by Chrissy on September 5, 2014

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Juice fasts. Cleanses. Detoxes. Every year, there’s a new buzzword with a new bandwagon to jump on, with the same old story. You’re still looking to lose those last few pounds, and since your cousin’s brother’s neighbor’s dog walker’s aunt did a detox once and lost 5 pounds in a day and kept it off, […]

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The Traveling Athlete

by Chrissy on August 17, 2014

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Athletes find themselves on the road a majority of the time. When you are traveling, it is hard to stick to your healthy eating regimen. You find yourself eating at restaurants about every night. It is easy to overindulge due to the portion sizes and hidden calories restaurants cook with. Your self-control will truly be […]

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So you Want to Run a Half Marathon

by Chrissy on July 25, 2014

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It seems that once you hit a magical age, the focus shifts from Friday night bar gatherings to Saturday morning long runs. Nearly all of my friends have had that urge to cross a 5k, a half-marathon, even a marathon off their bucket list. I don’t judge. I’ve been that person. I’m still that person. […]

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Preworkout-Meal

Before a workout or competition you want to supply your body with the right amount of nutrients it needs to perform at it’s optimal potential. Each athlete is unique and has different requirements.  Test and adjust your needs to find out what fits you and your body the best. A pre-workout “meal” should be light […]

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