The Scoop Blog2018-01-11T15:50:04+00:00

The Top 10 Benefits of Weightlifting for Women

The Top 10 Benefits of Weightlifting for Women Weight lifting is the Holy Grail of exercises—it keeps you lean, strong, healthy, and happy. Women in particular can experience some pretty amazing benefits from weight lifting, from [...]

6 Healthy Protein Recipes to Tame Your Holiday Cravings

6 Healthy Protein Recipes to Tame Your Holiday Cravings There's nothing wrong with indulging once in a blue moon--but it seems like each year right after  Halloween #treatyoself becomes almost a daily thing. The worse part is that more [...]

Top Foods to Fight Breast Cancer

Top Foods to Fight Breast Cancer If you notice a lot of pink during October, from advertisements to product packages to football uniforms, it ‘s for a good reason—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately [...]

The Top 6 Healthiest, Must-Have Foods for Men

The Top 6 Healthiest, Must-Have Foods for Men Change is a fact of life as we age, and nowhere is that more evident than around the waistline. The days of being able to eat whatever [...]

Rachel’s 30-Day Vegan Smoothie Challenge

Rachel's 30-Day Vegan Smoothie Challenge During my prep for my first bodybuilding competition, I was stuck eating oatmeal every morning.  It paid off in the long run, but after my competition, I was ready to [...]

PCOS and Your Diet: What You Need to Know

PCOS and Your Diet: What You Need to Know September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month. For some of you, this may be the first time you’ve ever heard of it.  But for the [...]

6 Reasons to Add More Plant Protein to Your Diet

6 Reasons to Add More Plant Protein to Your Diet There’s no magic solution to losing weight and maintaining a healthy waistline, but there is something that comes pretty close—protein. Protein has been proven in [...]

Are Your Hormones Causing You to Gain Weight?

Are Your Hormones Causing You to Gain Weight? The days of thinking your weight all boils down to calories are long gone. These days, scientists are confirming what women have known all along--hormones, whether from [...]

Grains—Are They Good or Bad for You?

Grains—Are They Good or Bad for You? There are plenty of fad diets out there. And with every fad diet, there's usually a villain—like carbs, fats, sugar, and gluten, to name just a few. Sometimes, [...]

How to Take Care of Yourself After Pregnancy

How to Take Care of Yourself After Pregnancy For many new moms, taking care of a new baby is an overwhelming (albeit amazing) experience. Even when you’re not feeding or changing the baby, your thoughts [...]

Does Weight Determine Your Health?

Does Weight Determine Your Health? "Healthy weight is defined as the weight at which people arrive when they normalize their eating, accept their bodies, and turn their attention to creating more fulfilled and meaningful lives."  - [...]

14 Foods for a Flatter Belly

14 Foods for a Flatter Belly  “Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.” It’s a quote that often pops up on fitness sites and motivational social media posts, but is there any truth [...]

10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight For years, the number one New Year’s resolution in the United States has been to lose weight. If you’re like the millions of Americans who vowed to drop a [...]

25 Baby Steps To Eating Healthier

25 Baby Steps To Eating Healthier Whether you are out with friends or at home cooking for yourself, here are some tips to help align your eating habits with your quest to better health!  They [...]

5 Tips and Tricks for Staying Motivated

5 Tips and Tricks for Staying Motivated   Staying motivated can be one of the hardest parts about reaching your fitness goals.  Some days or weeks we just can’t get motivated to hit the gym [...]

Top 6 Foods to Avoid for a Beach Body

Top 6 Foods to Avoid for a Beach Body Is summer around the corner? Are you wanting to look good for a class/family reunion? If your body isn’t quite where you want it to be, it [...]

Honor Your Heart with A Plant-Based Diet

Honor Your Heart with A Plant-Based Diet Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. If you have high cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, a history of heart [...]