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Weight Loss and Your Menstrual Cycle

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Don’t let PMS ruin your workouts and undo all of your weight loss progress. By making a few small tweaks to your training and nutrition, you can easily outsmart cravings and get a handle on this time of month. For many women, the weight and mood changes caused by your menstrual cycle can be significant. The symptoms of PMS vary by individual and can range from a slight inconvenience to feeli ...[Read More]

A Day in the BeyondFit Mom Life

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How do I fit fitness into my daily mom life? Things are pretty crazy right now between running an online business, running local boot camps, and even more importantly, taking care of my duties as a wife and mom. For me, fitness is all about living a healthy, happy & balanced life, so I practice fitting fitness into my daily life and modeling healthy habits for my kids while still keeping ...[Read More]

Why Women Need a Multivitamin

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As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m naturally fairly cautious when it comes to supplements.   I’d rather fuel my body with whole foods and save that extra money – let’s be honest: supplements can be EXPENSIVE. When it comes to the best supplements for women, NOTHING replaces the big rocks: Training Nutrition Balanced Metabolic Hormones   But with that said…if these first piece ...[Read More]

Tips for Women Over 50

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By Kate Horney   If you were physically active before 50, that’s great. But if you didn’t exercise regularly, it’s not too late to start.   Physical activity may help tame some of the symptoms of menopause (think: hot flashes, joint pain, and sleep problems) and exercise also lowers your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. As a bonus, proper exercise ...[Read More]

Adrenal Health

By Lisa Black The adrenal glands produce hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol and DHEA, which help our body adapt to stress, triggering the “fight or flight” response. The increase of adrenaline level in our bloodstream causes our body to slow down our digestion, and repair and maintenance of other normal functions to channel energy into handling stress. Prolonged stress – which means ...[Read More]

My Story: How I Finally Got Results

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A few years ago, when Patrick was deployed to Afghanistan, I determined to get into the best shape of my life. I worked out hard, ate clean, and restricted my calories–I expected results and fast! At the time, I worked as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and Health & Wellness director at my local gym. So in addition to keeping close tabs on my diet, I spent almost ever ...[Read More]

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

By Kate Horney There have been countless times over the past 10+ years working with women that I’ve talked with women who are frustrated that they simply can’t lose weight.  Many come to me in tears: they are consistent with their workouts, their nutrition is on point, and yet… they’re not reaching their goals.   Or even worse- they’re GAINING weight.&n ...[Read More]

4 Weeks Out – Carb Cycling Diet

4 Weeks Out – Carb Cycling Diet

A common mistake when women begin dieting is to cut out carbs- even the good ones. If you choose the wrong carbs, or eat too many carbohydrates, then yes- carbs will cause you to store fat. Limiting your carbohydrate intake is important if you looking for fat loss results, but some carbohydrates are needed for energy, and not all carbs are created equal. That’s why one of my favorite advance ...[Read More]

Ditch the Scale!

Ditch the Scale!

By Kristen Durnan   I have touched upon this topic many times, but it is an important subject that I run into a lot – fat loss versus weight loss – and at the heart of this issue is the scale.   Many of us monitor our success through the scale. Whether we are trying to get into shape for the summer, or want to finally fit back into those pants from freshman year of ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 6: Cortisol

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 6: Cortisol

  Stress is something that busy women are all too familiar with. Whether it’s in response to physical, mental or emotional stress, when your body senses pressure it responds. External factors like jobs, busy schedules, fussy kids, etc and internal factors like perfectionism, negativity, worry, etc all cause your body to release hormones. When you first become stressed, your body releases “str ...[Read More]