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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]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 5: Insulin

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 5: Insulin

By Kate Horney   Today as we focus on continuing to fix your fat fighting hormones, we’re looking at INSULIN.   Insulin is an anabolic storage hormone that is produced by the pancreas and serves to regulate carbohydrate and fat storage in the body.     Here’s what the cycle looks like in your body: You eat!  (yum!) Your food is broken down and absorbed into the blood strea ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 4: HGH

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 4: HGH

By Kate Horney   HGH is a fat burning hormone that is produced in the pituitary gland, and as the name suggests, is a hormone that stimulates muscle tissue growth. The production of HGH (human growth hormone) slowly decreases as we begin to age. HGH fuels childhood growth and development and continues to help to maintain healthy tissues and organs. Scientific studies relate the loss of HGH to ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 3: Leptin

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 3: Leptin

By Kate Horney   Yesterday we talked about the hunger hormone ghrelin, which causes your body to feel hungry.  Today, we’ll cover another hormone that may be making you fat: Leptin. Leptin is a hunger hormone, which is considered the counterpart to the hunger hormone ghrelin, and is produced by the adipose (fat) tissue. Leptin signals to your brain to let you know that you’re full.   ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 2: Ghrelin

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 2: Ghrelin

By Kate Horney   Are your hormones making you fat?  Or at the very least, are they causing you to feel hungry when your body doesn’t actually need fuel? It may seem simple: if you’re hungry, you eat.  But what causes you to feel hungry?  What if your body is telling you you’re hungry when food is not necessary?   Understanding why you get hungry is key to being able to lis ...[Read More]

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 1: Estrogen

Fix Your Fat Fighting Hormones Day 1: Estrogen

This week we’re helping you fix your fat fighting hormones! When hormones are not produced in proper amounts and are not in proper balance with one another, a variety of healthy problems can occur. From gas and bloating to issues as women are trying to conceive. Hormones play a role in almost every function of our bodies – including gaining weight or having trouble losing weight.   ...[Read More]

2015 Fit Girls Getaway Sponsors

2015 Fit Girls Getaway Sponsors

By Suzanne York   We want to thank all of our Fit Girls Getaway Sponsors who made our 2015 Fit Girls Getaway so amazing!   2015 Sponsors   Workout in Style!   Dona Jo Fitwear! Trendy activewear for women. Put on stylish workout gloves from Sparkle and Sweat Shop when you do your Beyond Fit workout! Want some cute workout apparel made with the best fabrics? Try Affitnity! M ...[Read More]

How to Lose Baby Weight: Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

How to Lose Baby Weight: Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

Last week we talked about how to lose baby weight and the 4 keys to getting your body back. You learned the importance of healing and rebuilding abdominal separation (how to fix diastasis recti) and you got a glimpse at what proper postpartum training and nutrition should look like (hint: pick weights over cardio and ditch the crazy diet!). We also talked about balancing metabolic/postpartum ...[Read More]

Best Supplements for Women: 5 Favorite Fat Loss Supplements

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My inbox is flooded DAILY with questions from women regarding the best supplements for women. When it comes to supplements, I’m naturally fairly cautious.   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, the first thing you must know is that NOTHING replaces ...[Read More]