Once you’ve had a baby, You’re always postpartum. Tummy Talk with Samantha Montpetit-Huynh

Once you’ve had a baby, You’re always postpartum. Tummy Talk with Samantha Montpetit-Huynh

“Once you’ve had a baby,” Samantha says, “You’re always “postpartum”.

“There’s this pressure to “get our bodies back” and I have to tell women all the time, “You’re not getting your body “back”, because it’s different now.”

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Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

I definitely crave warm, hearty dishes when the first hint of Fall arrives.  But until winter is here, I’m never completely ready for stews or chili.  So I have to find a happy medium, and this Slow-Cooker Mongolian Beef dish is just that! It’s still warm and filling, but still light enough to enjoy in the Fall and not nudge me into complete winter hibernation mode.

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HOTEL STAY? NO PROBLEM! STAY ON TRACK WITH A LITTLE CREATIVITY

HOTEL STAY? NO PROBLEM! STAY ON TRACK WITH A LITTLE CREATIVITY

"Traveling for a living, I am forced to be creative with my workouts. Often hotel gyms are non existent or very sparse. I am known to borrow pieces of furniture from around a hotel and sneak it into the gym or my hotel room. Modern furniture may be uncomfortable to sit on, but it definitely comes in handy for box jumps, sit-ups, and dips, etc."

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Digging Up The 3 Roots Of Low Energy

Digging Up The 3 Roots Of Low Energy

“I’m sick of having no energy!” …. Sound familiar? Dealing with a general lack of energy, annoying fatigue, and overall sluggishness is one of the most common complaints I hear from clients in my nutrition practice. However, when I dig deeper, I often find three main roots to this lack of energy; a burdened liver, rollercoaster blood sugar levels, and an inconsistent eating routine.

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An Unexpected ‘Quick Fix’ for Lasting Results

An Unexpected ‘Quick Fix’ for Lasting Results

There does not appear to be as much interest in maintaining results as there is in obtaining them.  And although great lengths will be taken to get the result, I think we can all acknowledge that the more challenging part can be in the maintenance.  

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Who the Hell Asked For Your Opinion?: Social Media Girl Lashes Back

Who the Hell Asked For Your Opinion?: Social Media Girl Lashes Back

Warning: This column is intended for smile exercise and laugh therapy only.  Sure, we love rocking the fitness scene and take our mission of empowerment seriously.  But in fitness, as in life, it's best to not take yourself too seriously...there is too much fun to be had in life.  xo

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Flexible Dieting Decoded

Flexible Dieting Decoded

This is the second article in our exclusive Flexible Dieting (IIFYM) series. Be sure to check out the first article Fad Diets and Flexible Dieting: What Works and What Doesn’t  to understand the underpinnings of this nutrition approach.

Macros are a hot topic as the concept of “flexible dieting” aka “IIFYM” (If It Fits Your Macros) is gaining mainstream attention. The beautiful and fit Cameron Diaz reportedly follows macronutrient principles. So what’s the buzz all about?

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Flexible Dieting Part 1: A Maintainable Lifestyle

Flexible Dieting Part 1: A Maintainable Lifestyle

In my previous article for GORGO we discussed why most weight loss diets fail. They simply cannot be maintained in the long term and often create unhealthy relationships with food.  I also said that I am a proponent of what is called 'Flexible Dieting' also known as IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros).

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Fad Diets and Flexible Dieting: What Works and What Doesn’t

Fad Diets and Flexible Dieting: What Works and What Doesn’t

Dr. Layne Norton wrote for GORGO Magazine and provided great insights into some of the issues surrounding popular diets as he wrote two great articles introducing “flexible dieting” as well as a passionate info packed video article. If you’re serious about making long-term changes with your nutrition, I encourage you to read each of the articles and watch the videos to start shifting your mindset about “dieting”.

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Diamond Calves Workout

Diamond Calves Workout

It’s fair to say that calves are the most undertrained body part on the planet.  There is a bar in every town where calves get together and drown their sorrows because they are under appreciated.  There’s nothing that gets me more fired up than a chiseled pair of calves in heels or a guy that has calves to match his arms.  I encourage you to find balance with your physique, and shapely calves will give you that balance. 

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Push Your Planks

Push Your Planks

Having a strong core is key to being able to progress in other weight lifting exercises. Often sub par form in exercises like the squat or deadlift are due to a weak core. Planking is one of the best ways to build core strength and endurance.  By holding this position, your abdominals, lower back, and stabolizing muscles are engaged.  It's a great goal to challenge yourself to be able to hold the traditional plank position for a minute or more.

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Mommy Pooch Recovery & Pelvic Floor Power

Mommy Pooch Recovery & Pelvic Floor Power

Years after childbirth (yes, even if your kids are 10 years or older), your inner core and pelvic floor may not be rehabilitated properly from the stretch and strain of growing your babies. Your body will do as much self-healing as is possible in the first 8 weeks postpartum, after that you have to do specific exercises to re-strengthen your stretched out core to improve that lower ab pooch (and pant peeing) many of us moms still have.

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How to Lose Fat & Keep if Off

Layne Norton, PhD Nutritional Sciences, BioLayne.com

The cool thing about a digital magazine is that we are not tied to one dimensional print pages.  We can come at you in many ways!  Check out this thought provoking - potentially lifestyle changing - vlog by Dr. Layne Norton where he talks about:

  • Why crash diets don't work 

  • Hard work and consistency are the ONLY way to maintain fat loss

  • Why he prefers flexible dieting


Dr. Layne Norton holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and a BS in Biochemistry in addition to being an accomplished pro natural bodybuilder and power lifter.  You can learn more about him on his website.