Hydrate For Peak Performance
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

It is that time of year where most CrossFitters have one thing on their mind: The Open. They are scouring Dave Castro’s instagram feed to find any hint of what the 2017 Open has in store for them and anxiously practicing every feasible movement that may or may not show up. We get it, you want to be as prepared as possible for the unknown and unknowable. Well, there are other ways to prepare for these events that are often overlooked. One of the most important is hydration.

Girl Scout Rejection Strategies
Written by Michele Vieux
(Originally Published March 3, 2016)

Rejection is a part of life and at this time of year, it is especially important for everyone to embrace. It is important for you, as the consumer with a body composition goal, to learn to comfortably reject the temptation to purchase and eat Girl Scout cookies so you don’t blow your diet (and your pocket book now that the price is over $5 per box).

And, it is important to teach the girls selling the cookies that being young and cute doesn’t mean you get everything you want.

Fast & Easy Paleo Butternut Squash Soup
Recipe by Chef Katherine Humphus of Savory Made Simple

If you’re anything like me, nothing makes you feel more at home than a nice bowl of steaming hot soup. I especially love veggie soups that are rich and creamy, but I don’t ALWAYS want the accompanying tummy ache or calories that come with some of those DELICIOUS soups (trust me, sometimes I don’t mind!). When I was making the menu for the Yoga Retreat I cooked for in Big Bear, I knew that the girls would go crazy over my Paleo butternut squash soup,

Should You Consider Taking Glutamine?
Written by Calvin Sun

Along with creatine and BCAAs, L-glutamine is one of the most popular yet misunderstood supplements in the fitness industry. I often get questions from clients and readers about the function of glutamine, the benefits it can provide, and its proper usage. The purpose of today’s article is to answer some of these common questions and provide you with enough information to decide whether or not glutamine should be a part of your supplement regimen.

What Is Glutamine?

Low Carb Clam Chowder
Recipe by Michele Vieux

Since it is soup season in many parts of the world, here is one of my favorite classics turned low carb by eliminating the roux (flour paste) and substituting kohlrabi for potatoes. If you’re not familiar with kohlrabi, it comes from the cruciferous group (same as cabbage) but has a potato-like feel in soups.

This is a hearty meal that is perfect as a stand-alone dish or with a small salad on the side. If you are planning to have a SOUPer Bowl Party,