October 2015 archive

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Figuring out your macros

As a lot of you know, I’ve been heavily leaning towards “IIFYM: If It Fits Your Macros.” AKA flexible dieting as a reasonable, sustainable weight loss method. I’ve posted lots about it already from these posts if you missed them. I’ve had a few questions regarding calculating macros, especially carbs. I’m still learning and experimenting […] Read more…

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Why you’re not gaining muscle

There are a number of factors that contribute to muscle gain. As women, the process is a lot harder and slower than for men, but definitely not impossible. One reason is that you may not be eating enough. Another really big reason, and the focus of this post, is because you are not practicing progressive […] Read more…

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pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast

Have I gotten your attention? =) Funny story- I have ALWAYS loved cheesecake. Anything with cream cheese is irresistible to me. My grandma always made a pumpkin chiffon pie during Thanksgiving which is basically a whipped¬†pumpkin cheesecake. To DIE FOR. I went to Cheesecake Factory this weekend and splurged on cheesecake and it made me […] Read more…

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Intuitive Eating/Eat it Later

I find it interesting how our food choices are related to our emotions. Or how sometimes our eating habits are mindless. I think women especially have a tendency to “cope” by eating junk because of hormones, stress, hurt, etc. How many movies have you seen where a boyfriend dumps the girl, so she vegges out […] Read more…

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muscle myths

Ever since my husband and I have made noticeable progress with our healthy lifestyle, we get asked lots of questions. We also give out lots of advice. We don’t know it all, but we’ve learned plenty along the way. There’s always some misunderstandings that baffle us. Not to poke fun by any means, because anyone […] Read more…

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Post-pregnancy abs

I’ve addressed this a little before, but I’ve gotten a few questions lately on this topic, and while I am NOT the expert, I’m wiling to share what I do know, and have researched more of. I don’t know that there is a solid answer, as many “experts” have differing opinions. As for me, my […] Read more…