Train Like A Man, But EAT Like A WOMAN!

Update: Since writing this article I've had an influx of emails from women confessing to me their struggles relating to these females highlighted in this article.   I took a chance writing this article and have definitely received some rebuttals with no scientific backup.  Dr. Berardi, from Precision Nutrition, has shared this article on his main Facebook page for the females considering some sort of fasting approach to health to give it a second thought.  He's worked with over 10,000 women and has had lots of success and continues to experiment on himself and keeps diligent records of what works and what generally does not work.  To have someone of his caliber along with Dr. Krista  Here is a study he found backing this article up.  New study he found here plus a 60 minute lecture he just did on Intermittent Fasting  here.

Sharing the untold stories of Intermittent Fasting (IF) and other dietary fads. This article is exclusively written for Breaking Muscle. It was an honor to write this and hopefully help women all over the world.  Special thanks to all the wonderful females that helped make this possible for me to write.  

Ladies, we have made some amazing strides in a short amount of time. We’ve moved from pink weights to swinging kettlebells almost as heavy or heavier than we are. Women of all types and ages have taken the leap from weak to strong. Congratulations ladies, we did it! We are still doing it! 

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Lauren Brooks
More women are embracing strength as a necessary part of their training. We are clearly not afraid to be strong. The movement of females lifting heavier, while still keeping their feminity, realizing they can feel better without looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger is spreading like wildfire. It was uncommon years ago to see females, much less new moms, swinging around heavy weights or doing pull-ups while smiling at their new baby. It has been an honor to be an integral part of the female movement towards kettlebells, which opened the flood gates to strength and the mastering of pull-ups, dead lifts, and so much more. But have we taken it too far? We train like men and pound for pound some of us are even stronger than men. The question is: are we supposed to eat like men too? 


Double Kettlebell Metabolic Conditioning (Fat Blast)


Grab 2 Kettlebells and let's have some fun.
Follow along or set your timer for 15 seconds of hard work, 15 seconds of rest.

Nothing wrong with eating pumpkin pie and enjoying your favorite foods over the holidays.  Don't forget to have fun during this time with your workouts, move, invite the family to do an easier version, and again HAVE FUN!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from Della, Katie, and Lauren from On The Edge Fitness!


Crustless Personal Quiche (Egg Dish) for Whole Family

When it comes to meal time, sometimes it's hard to please everyone!  The other day I made some pretty awesome quiches with a homemade almond flour crust.  However, I was the only one that actually thought having the crust was cool.  They looked beautiful, but when it came down to it,  the crust wasn't necessary, just extra food that I didn't need, and my kids only liked the inside.  I think I'll save the crust taste for a personal pie that I'll make sometime.

These muffin tins are the perfect solution if you want to make an egg omelette or egg dish for a group of people who all have different tastes.  Each muffin tin can be personalized so you CAN please everyone!  One of these were filled with onions, arugula, and cheese.  Another just plain cheese.  One pepper, mushrooms, and spinach.  It's an easy way to please a family!

Large Oversized Muffin tin

They turned out awesome as well!

Recipe Ingredients:
6 servings

1 tsp of Coconut Oil
10-12 Organic Free Range Eggs
Veggies of choice (note: you only need about 2-3 Tbs since it's going in a muffin tin)
I used: Red Onions, Sauted Mushrooms, Fresh Arugula, and Fresh Spinach.  Use any meats or any veggie your little heart desired.  Get as creative as you like.
Cheese of choice* (optional) 
I used a few sliced of Grass Fed Chedder cheese.  1-2 tsp per egg tin.
1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt

Directions:  Take 1 tsp of Coconut Oil and with your finger tips grease each muffin tin very well.  Pre heat the oven to 350.  

Whisk all the eggs together in a large bowl.  Add Himalayan Pink Salt.   Pour egg mixture in to each over sized muffin tin about 2/3 full leaving room for the veggies and cheese you plan on adding.  Drop the veggies in each muffin tin and sprinkle cheese over it to your personal preference. You may want to stir the veggies in a little so they aren't just cooked on top as well as the cheese.  

Put it in the oven and bake between 15-20 minutes.    If you have regular size muffin tins you can use these as well. They won't need to cook as long and you will make many more.   Let them cool and they should come right out if you used coconut oil.  Cut them up in to little pieces for your little ones since they are very hot in the center. ENJOY!!