This article is a guest post courtesy of Elizabeth Walling. She discusses the physical and mental stress of dieting, warning signs of chronically high stress hormones, and how to get on the fast track to recovery from getting over dieting and potential metabolic damage.
We’re often given the impression by the diet industry and mainstream media that dieting and metabolic health go together like peas and carrots. But in reality, most diet plans that claim to boost your metabolism are really just low-calorie deprivation diets in disguise. Just a quick internet search reveals a disturbing trend: these diet plans that promise to raise your metabolism often recommend eating as little as 1000-1400 calories a day.
Sorry internet diet gurus, but that’s not … Click to continue reading
Train to be awesome.
That’s a phase I’ve been saying more and more. Instead of focusing on fat loss, fixing your “flaws”, following skinny rules, or some other goal heavily driven by negative motivation, I’m encouraging women to train to be awesome. Not only will this allow you to build the body you really want, but you’ll actually have some fun in the process. Those two – having fun and getting results – go hand in hand. After all, if you’re not having fun, then what’s the point?
This is the final installment in the Train to be Awesome Series. You’ve already seen the best dang exercises to build a better body and be more awesome … Click to continue reading
*We interrupt your regularly scheduled “Train to Be Awesome” series to bring you some information about The Skinny Rules from Bob Harper*
Let’s start this off with a disclaimer. First, I have no problem with women wanting to look “skinny” or “slender”. I encourage women to build the body THEY want, whatever that means to them. My problem with The Skinny Rules below isn’t about the “skinny” part. It’s the fact that those rules reinforce a negative mindset, contribute to OCD eating patterns, and are unrealistic to apply long-term.
Second, this article isn’t my typical style, but after reading “the skinny rules”, I couldn’t help but sigh in utter disappointment. After all, the wave of women choosing strength over dieting has been growing, faster … Click to continue reading