Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting, usually known as IF, is a pattern of eating that alternates between periods of fasting (usually meaning consumption of water only) and non-fasting. There are many versions of Intermittent Fasting, each suited to one’s specific caloric needs and caloric expenditures due to exercise. In later postings I will go into much more detail regarding the actual Intermittent Fasting Protocol itself and how to successfully merge it with Strength Training (weights/resistance), Endurance Training (running/biking/swimming), and Mindfulness Training (Yoga/Martial Arts/Meditation) but first I first would like to share some of the researched health benefits of Intermittent Fasting to whet your appetite. 

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Healthy Traveling Series Part 3: Workouts

Healthy Traveling Series Part 3: Workouts

Let's face it, working out on the road can be a huge drag. You're faced with less than stellar hotel gyms, jet lag, and a total lack of motivation. As a frequent traveler, I can't let these setbacks prevent me from getting in a good sweat sesh, so in this week's installment of the "Healthy traveling Series", I will be sharing some of my favorite workouts from the road.

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Frugal Fitness Series Part 1: Yoga

Frugal Fitness Series Part 1: Yoga

Do you ever feel like your budget is holding you back from staying fit or trying out new work-outs? Well, with these 8 tips, you will be able to get in shape or get out of that work-out rut without breaking the bank. The Frugal Fitness Series is going to focus on a different topic each month starting with one of my favorites: yoga! 

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Zucca Ripieno (Stuffed Zucchini)

Zucca Ripieno (Stuffed Zucchini)

With zucchinis in full bloom and unbelievably cheap right now, I thought I would give you all a delicious, simple and low carb recipe for stuffed zucchini boats. This recipe was inspired by my favorite dish at a local Italian restaurant called Cafe Mezzanotte in Severna Park (and featured in What's Up? Annapolis), and helped me get out of my rut of only making "zoodles" with the summer harvest. The original recipe is not gluten free, so I swapped out the panko breadcrumbs for almond flour because stuffed zucchini is definitely not the same without the crispy topping! Feel free to add more vegetables and/or spices to your liking and enjoy this delicious Italian staple!

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Labor Day Recipe Round-up

Labor Day Recipe Round-up

Are you hosting a BBQ or going to a friend's gathering and unsure of what to make that is both a crowd-pleaser and something you feel good about eating? I have put together a list of easy gluten-free recipes from some of my favorite bloggers to help you out!  Have a fun and safe rest of your weekend and check back in for a weekly highlights post tomorrow!

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Becca's Friday Fitness Favorites

Becca's Friday Fitness Favorites

Happy Friday, everybody! Hope you all had an awesome week and have fun plans for the long weekend. Every Friday Jamison and I are going to trade off sharing our five favorites of the week, and for this first one, I want to focus on my five fitness related favorites. I hope you get inspired to incorporate some of these into your own routine!

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Pad Thai (grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free)

Pad Thai (grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free)

Pad Thai has always been my comfort food of choice, but when ordered at a traditional Thai restaurant, my digestive system doesn't always feel the love. By replacing the soy sauce with coconut aminos, peanut butter with almond butter (or really any nut butter), and rice noodles with "zoodles" (zucchini noodles!), the familiar salty-sweet-tangy flavor can easily be replicated! 

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About the Blog

We started Strong as Stone as a way to share exercise and wellness tips, current health news, product reviews, and easy real food recipes. Our goal is to empower you to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We want to show you that achieving a holistic lifestyle doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. Everyone is a work in progress, so come join us as we strengthen our mind, body, and heart together as a community. 

Meet the Stones:

             Becca

I am a 28-year old professional musician for the Army, and live in Davidsonville, MD (right outside of DC).

I grew up in Minneapolis, but have lived in Boulder, NYC, and most recently, San Antonio.

I have a passion for food, fitness and living a happy, mindful life with my husband and Wolf hybrid, Shiro.

After being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease in 2011, I knew I had to make a drastic lifestyle change. By adopting a grain-free diet, dialing back on strenuous exercise, managing my stress, and improving my sleep, I have been able to manage my symptoms and be completely off medication.

I enjoy lifting heavy weights, sprinting up hills, yoga, hiking,     wine tasting, trying new fitness classes and cooking.           


Jamison

When not obsessing over video games and writing fantasy novels, I am the Director of Apotheosis Studios and CEO of SPAZKEY LLC.

Grounded in a deep and unyielding passion for meditation, martial arts, and fitness, I undeniably think more than I should, but am only one deep breath away from being grounded. 

I lived on the side of a mountain for a year in solidarity retreat and was chased away due to one of California's infamous wildfires.

I also used to LOVE dumpster diving but my wife does not approve, so...

Back when I regularity taught yoga I was super flexible. I'm now lucky if I can touch my elbows together. 


Our Story

We met in 2011 in lovely Boulder, Colorado and eloped two years later before Becca went off to Basic training for the United States Army. 

Although we strive to be avid homesteaders, our first fully organic vegetable garden was a bit of a "learning experience" where only the red hot chili peppers survived the bugs!

We are super excited to share our stories, learning, and fun times with you. Please feel free to chime in and share your questions, feedback, and ideas.


Shiro

(aka: Baby Boy, Wolfy, Bad Boy Johnson, Shireena, Creeping Charlie, Sun Goddess, Scaredypuss, Grumperstein, Wimperstein, Shederstein...)

My favorite pastimes include:

Sleeping on the floor/vent/couch/chair/grass/sun; going on sprints, runs, walks, hikes, etc; singing with mommy's horn; waiting for anyone to drop food; playing with other doggies; chasing: cats, squirrels, chipmunks, small dogs, small children, small cars, birds...; pooping where I am not supposed to; not taking baths!

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Jamison Stone

Jamison is the Director and Lead Writer of Apotheosis Studios. In addition to his professional career, Jamison is also a Trustee, Committee Chair, and grant writer for the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation, an organization which provides grantmaking programs in education, youth development and early childhood development.