All posts by Melissa McAllister

Why is McDonald’s So Addictive? (And How Do You QUIT?)

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As you know, humans have a natural craving for salt and sugar…But the fast food industry purposely makes their food even more horribly IRRESISTIBLE! So why is McDonald’s so addictive, exactly? Well, you probably saw the article I wrote on carbs (I know I have a few of them!) about how they spike your blood […]

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Is Intermittent Fasting a Diet…or a Disorder?

As you probably know, millions of people suffer from eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia. But I myself have been accused of having an eating disorder, because of my adherence to intermittent fasting! So, is intermittent fasting a diet…or something more dangerous?? Let me say right out of the gate: Intermittent fasting is NOT an […]

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My GUIDE to Low Carb Approved Fruits!

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Some of you have raised concerns because I don’t eat very much fruit. So today I want to talk about why you don’t need fruit, and which I DO enjoy: low carb approved fruits! Now, I’m sure you’re all familiar with the keto diet, which means you eat less than 20 carbs per day. I […]

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How to Get a Bigger Butt, Fast!! Is it All in the Squats?

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Pretty much everybody these days is wondering how to get a bigger butt FAST… And if you’re Googling that I don’t doubt it’s due to somebody’s rude comment on your backside “pancake”! 😬 I totally understand what you’re going through, girl! (Or guy?) I used to have a FLAT derriere because for nearly 20 years, […]

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Should You Hit Up Your Local “IV Bar”? Do IVs Work for Anti Aging??

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After work, you and your coworkers decide to hit the bar…but not for a few drinks. THIS is an IV Bar, which is supposed to help you fight hangovers and colds! But is it a good idea? Somebody recently told me about this for the first time, and at first my reaction was, “Woah, cool!” […]

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Is HIIT Better Than Cardio, Weights, and…Everything Else?

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There are “superfoods” but there’s also a “super-exercise”: HIIT! But is HIIT better than cardio at a lower intensity? Today, my mission is to coax you over to the HIIT side…😉 The most common exercise is of course “steady state” cardio — basically meaning that the intensity of the exercise is pretty consistent the whole […]

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Is Fasted Cardio Safe? Will It Make You Lose Muscle?

So working out while in a FASTED state (8 – 12+ hours after the last time you ate) is becoming more and more popular. But is fasted cardio, fasted weightlifting etc. SAFE? People seem to be worried that if they don’t fuel up right before their circuit training or their morning run…they’ll end up feeling […]

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How to Do a Pull Up, in 6 Months!

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Any woman who’s getting serious about strength training has probably wondered how to do a PULL UP because it’s honestly not that easy. Maybe you’ve even been hanging from the pull-up bar before and tried to do juuuuust one, thinking it looks simple (because it really does!!). But then you try, and nothing’s happening, and […]

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What to Do When Keto is NOT Working

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There was a point for me where I was trying SO HARD to make keto work, but just couldn’t help but repeat over and over to myself, “Keto is not working. Keto is NOT working.” So I quit! Ha ha. Just kidding about eating junk instead!! What I’m trying to say is, there’s an EASIER […]

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Could Water Farms End World Hunger? (Hydroponic Farming)

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Now, when I say “water farms,” I’m referring to something called hydroponic farming. Basically, it means you’re growing plants indoors and they’re grown in WATER with NO soil!     Isn’t that crazy? I hadn’t heard of this until recently, but apparently it’s been done since 600 BC in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Nowadays there’s more […]

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