{Weekly Roundup!} Volume 25

IN VOLUME 25: CARB CONTROVERSY: WHY LOW CARB DIETS HAVE GOT IT ALL WRONG // YOU THROW, GIRL: AN OLYMPIC SHOT-PUTTER'S FEMINIST MISSION // HOW TO FIND TIME FOR SELF-CARE // SECRETS TO MASTERING THE DEADLIFT // CHERRY APPLE PORK LOIN: SLOW COOKER

 

NUTRITION

4-INGREDIENT ALMOND BUTTER COOKIES

"The best part of these cookies? They have only FOUR ingredients. That’s right, four ingredients for the most delicious Paleo almond butter cookies. You can even try making these with fresh hazelnut butter or macadamia nut butter! The possibilities are literally limitless. And, if that doesn’t excite you enough, these cookies only take 15 minutes from start to finish! Four-ingredient, 15-minute Paleo cookies?! Yes, please!" -Deanna Dorman

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CARB CONTROVERSY: WHY LOW CARB DIETS HAVE GOT IT ALL WRONG

"As a weight loss strategy, cutting carbs (while reducing the total number of calories) clearly works pretty well for some people. If it didn’t, then Atkins would have never been popular in the first place. Here’s the thing, though: Carb reduction costs us. You see, most of us require some level of carbohydrates to function at our best over the long term." -Brian St. Pierre
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INDIAN COOKING 101: A QUICK GUIDE TO INDIAN SPICES

"People often mistake Indian food for being a complicated cuisine. I think part of the reason for this myth is due to the long list of unfamiliar ingredients that accompany most recipes. Once you familiarize yourself with the ingredients, you’ll be set to cook any Indian dish!" -Ashley, My Heart Beets
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CHERRY APPLE PORK LOIN: SLOW COOKER

"There’s something comforting about a juicy, tender pork loin. It’s full of mouthwatering protein and delicious flavor. Pair that with seasonal fruits and you’ve got a winning flavor combination. Impress your guests with this Cherry Apple Pork Loin for your next special occasion or family dinner." -Beth K, The Happy Housewife
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FOUR WEEK LIFESTYLE PLAN

"Don't be that guy or girl who leaves everything to the last minute. Instead, make subtle tweaks to your daily routine and build an understanding of nutrition and training that'll set you up for a whole new lifestyle." -Bulk Powders

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TRAINING

SIX THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

"The good news is, if you don’t actually enjoy working out you don’t need to sweat it. New research shows that the motivation to exercise doesn’t always come from within. You can leverage the talents of others to help you fall in love with fitness. It all comes down to choosing the right fitness instructor or training partner." -Emma Hogan
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A YOGA FLOW FOR DIGESTION AND RELAXATION

"It’s very common for digestive problems to serve as indicators of other issues going on in our lives. Stress, anxiety, depression and emotional distress can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. I find that I can draw direct ties between my emotional state and my appetite and digestion. Yoga is one of the best natural remedies I’ve found for managing stress and anxiety." -Jen Decurtins

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SECRETS TO MASTERING THE DEADLIFT

"No matter what your training goals are, whether you’re interested in losing body fat, gaining muscle, getting stronger, or being more athletic, deadlifts in some form should absolutely be a part of your regimen.Keep in mind that there are dozens of variations of deadlifts, and it’s important to master the basics of the movement before you try a more advanced variation." -Molly Galbraith
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6 BAD HABITS THAT PREVENT YOU FROM SEEING RESULTS

"If you’re anything like me, you’re likely to fall into some bad habits when life gets busy. As women, it’s our innate nature to take care of everyone else, before ourselves, despite understanding that we need to be our best self before we can be that for others. This ensures that we can continue to be active and have the energy for all the things we want (and need) to do." -Abbie Smith-Ryan
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LIFESTYLE

YOU THROW, GIRL: AN OLYMPIC SHOT-PUTTER'S FEMINIST MISSION

“Should I wear my false lashes or take the time I want to take so I can feel good when I go out on the field? Because nobody else was really doing that. And I thought, No: I’m not going to change what I believe I should look like to fit anybody else’s standards. I believe if you look your best, you’re going to feel your best, you’re going to do your best.” -Mary Pylon
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FREE INSPIRATIONAL PRINTABLES

"It’s always nice to have a bit of encouragement in my quest to live my best life, so I’ve created these three free inspirational printables for you to download, print, and display to help you live your best each day…" -burlap + blue 
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A LOOK AND A 'LIKE' IN THE MIRROR

"Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished that you saw something different? You’re not alone. Young girls are often taught, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Unfortunately many women today, including professional athletes, feel that’s just not how it works." -Danielle Rines
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HOW TO FIND TIME FOR SELF-CARE

"I’m putting down my label maker today, and I’m going to talk with you all about self-care. In other words, yes you should get that massage. Self-care is something I’ve been guilty of not doing nearly enough, even though I know it’s incredibly important. I know that when I find time for it, I am more naturally able live my life intentionally, and dare I say, organized?" -Laura Whittmann
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