The Proof: Eat More, Build Muscle, Lose Fat

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Over the last two weeks, I’ve written about metabolic damage and people (specifically women) who in their efforts to lose weight, end up exercising too much and eating too little. The end result? A stalled metabolism, plateaued weight loss, and in many cases, weight gain. … [Read more...]

Why You Should Try a Whole30 Challenge

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...at least for a week or two. Several years ago, I started writing about my weight loss journey by outlining all the different diets, fads, and nutritional programs I tried in my years of experimentation. My end goal was to help people like me (people who struggle/find it … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Cheat and Survive It

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I’m not going to pretend I don’t love chocolate and wine. Or pizza and beer. It’s the reason I found myself needing to make diet changes in my early 20s. I just love food...all of it. I love super-healthy green kale smoothies with wheat grass and spirulina, and I love the … [Read more...]

What to Give Up in Order to Find Success

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Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us, they know exactly how it should be done. I saw this on Instagram a couple weeks ago and wrote it down in the "Thoughts" section of my journal. You know, the journal that logs my lifting PRs, my conditioning … [Read more...]

Doughnuts and Deadlifts Athlete, Kristen Pope, Talks Training, Food, Overcoming Injury, and More

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Team Strong Figure Ambassador and Doughnuts and Deadlifts Sponsored Athlete, April Harper, contacted fellow Doughnuts and Deadlifts Athlete Kristin Pope for a Strong Figure Athlete Interview. How does it feel to be an inspiring and motivating athlete for fellow lifters, strong … [Read more...]