All posts by Melissa McAllister

Do You Have “Excusism”? Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Changes!

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In today’s world, “instant gratification” is so much easier than staying motivated. So how do you stop making excuses and start making changes? There are lots of ways to give yourself a kick in the butt!! First, though, you have to know what’s causing your “excusism.” Mick and I coined this term to describe this culture, […]

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Track Your Progress: How Should You “Measure” Your Weight Loss?

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If you want to learn how to track your progress with weight loss, you already have something to be proud of! First, be proud of the amount of progress you’ve made so far…but more importantly, you should be very proud of yourself just for beginning your fat loss journey! Now, I like using the term “fat […]

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Is Kombucha Good for You? You’d Better Believe It!

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Are you interested in the “kombucha” trend picking up steam, and wondering, is kombucha good for you?? I’ve compiled a bunch of resources to answer that question, but also other questions you might have like how it can fit into a higher-fat lower-carb diet, and how you can brew your own to save on $$! […]

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Can I Do Intermittent Fasting If I Have High Cholesterol?

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Down in my comments, many of you have been discussing health conditions like high cholesterol. Now, I’m the first one to say that intermittent fasting is pretty much beneficial for everyone, but not absolutely everyone. After all, in my popular Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Women, I said that depending on what medical condition you’re dealing with, IF may […]

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What is the Best Bread to Eat?

Best Bread

If you’re going to eat bread because as far as you’re concerned life is not worth living without it, then what is the best bread to eat? From a lot of the studies I have been doing lately on grains, there are certain ways to minimize the negative effects that they have on your digestive […]

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Can Intermittent Fasting Cause Fertility Issues?

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If you’re on the lookout for anything that might cause fertility issues, evaluating your diet is a good idea. While the idea of “fertility foods” are an old wives’ tale, it’s true that healthy fats boost fertility! Dairy (full fat, please!), protein from veggies, and regular exercise are fertility boosters as well, according to Harvard […]

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Workout Time While Fasting: Morning or Night?

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What’s the optimal workout time of day? Well, the answer for me will always be morning! It depends (I’ll touch on that later)…But definitely in the morning!! (Or, you know, whenever you’re the deepest into your fast. I know some of you work the night shift, so “morning” isn’t when you’ve been fasting the longest…) You […]

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What Can I Drink While Fasting?…Anything?

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I’ve been seeing some questions recently… about what you can drink while fasting. (The big one is coffee!) Whether you’re a fan of Bulletproof coffee’s healthy fats, especially the brain-enhancing, metabolism-boosting coconut oil…or you’re really into tea since it’s carb-free…you may be wondering whether you can drink anything while fasting other than water. If you drink […]

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Hitting a Fat Loss Plateau? Find Out What’s Wrong

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On your workouts, you go and go, but there’s a fat loss plateau…and then progress gets slow. Have you been following a HFLC diet and watching the fat on your body come off, as if by magic? (Although decreased insulin sensitivity and balanced blood sugar isn’t magic. It’s science!) It feels amazing to see your […]

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Low Carb Lifestyle: Raise Your Glucagon Levels!

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In my ongoing research on the low carb lifestyle… I want to learn more about the body and how to keep it healthy and fit. Now, I have taken a particular interest in yet another hormone, glucagon. Glucagon, like insulin, is produced in the pancreas and helps maintain glucose levels in your blood stream when fasting […]

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