Macro Profile – Protein

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The word protein alone conjures up images of muscle-bound gym-bros tossing back shaker-bottles full of chalky powder after grunting their way through a set. Whether you’re a long-term lifter looking for the gains, a fitness newbie worried about getting too bulky, or a busy working mom who just wants to keep up with all of her responsibilities getting the right …

Use The Force (to destroy Diet Culture)

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When I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I left the theatre feeling like glitter had exploded inside of me. A powerful, child-like awe had consumed me with a single, joyous determination: “I want to be like Rey when I grow up!” This must have been how a whole generation of kids felt when they saw Luke Skywalker on the …

Trail to Trifecta 001 – The Longest Belt Test

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On February 24th, 2017, I learned one of the most valuable lessons of my life. If you worry too much about the little things, you might miss the big picture. I just wish I hadn’t learned it in such a literal way. The belt test had just barely begun, we ‘d gotten through a light warm up. I had already …

8 Things I Want to Try in 2018

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If you’ve followed me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions.  How many times did you resolve to lose a certain amount of weight or go to the gym a certain number of times per week? If you’re like me, then probably almost every year. And if you’re like me… you probably stopped by …

Five Dedicated Superheroes without Powers

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Look, I know we, unfortunately, live in the “real world” and there are no radioactive spiders that are going to give you awesome spidey powers any time soon. (Actually, if there are radioactive spiders, I want them to stay very far away from me!) According to Stan Lee: […] in order to be a superhero, you need a power that …

What Can The Keto Diet Do For You?

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“So you’re doing that new keto thing everyone’s doing?” My mug from The Keto Box gets a lot of attention – almost as much as Morris the Manatea. While it doesn’t have quite as much name recognition as “Paleo,” people are starting to pick up on it and are genuinely curious. Unfortunately, like most fitness and health topics, there is …