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Upscale your diet: weighing your food
Upscale your diet: weighing your food

Eyeballing your meals can leave a lot of room for error. Using a food scale can seem a bit obsessive at first, but those little grams and ounces could be what’s standing in the way of progress.

Tracking macros: a full day of eating
Tracking macros: a full day of eating

I track my food on My Fitness Pal. You set up your preferences based on your goals and it gives you a road map to accomplish them. I hope this quick look at my daily macros shows you that you can organize what you eat based on what makes you happy.

Cellulite: a healthy flaw
Cellulite: a healthy flaw

There are many endearing dimples and imperfections that make our bodies unique to us, but cellulite isn’t one we typically appreciate.

Organic eating: is it worth the cost?
Organic eating: is it worth the cost?

A trip to the grocery store can mean two totally different price tags, depending on how you shop. No matter where you go, you’re usually given two options: traditionally grown or organic.

Blood pressure: get fit & get checked
Blood pressure: get fit & get checked

Over 100 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and it continues to be a leading cause of death across the nation. Exercise and diet changes can do so much for your heart and even extend your life.

Be your own catalyst: my 18-month body comp scans
Be your own catalyst: my 18-month body comp scans

After 18 months of dedicated diet and exercise changes, I decided to get a closer look at my body composition. I signed up for a Bod Pod scan and a MedGem test.

Training to failure: when to drop the weights
Training to failure: when to drop the weights

What creates more physical progress? Training within your limits or pushing yourself to complete muscle failure. 

Carbs & fats: why food is not the enemy
Carbs & fats: why food is not the enemy

One of the first things people tend to do when starting a new diet is cut carbs or fats. But manipulating your carb and fat intake instead of getting rid of it all together may be better for your health.

Girl talk: why hormones matter
Girl talk: why hormones matter

The female body is a complex balance of hormones that keep us not only physically healthy, but mentally as well. Exercise can help you lose weight and change your appearance, but it can also boost your body’s most important chemicals.

No pain, no gain: is it necessary to be sore?
No pain, no gain: is it necessary to be sore?

A few days of stiff legs and tender arms can seem like a small price to pay for long-term muscle gain. But is that period of pain post workout necessary to gain muscle?

Getting stronger: lifting for more than looks
Getting stronger: lifting for more than looks

If you are willing to push your comfort zone and test your limits in your workouts, you can teach your muscles to push heavier and heavier weight.