Author Archives: Mrs. Fitness

Full Name: Melissa Transou Website:
Info: IFBB figure professional Melissa Transou, a fitness expert, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports and nutrition needs of women and female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com. Email her at melissatransou@yahoo.com.
6 Sneaky Ways to Beat Food Cravings

6 Sneaky Ways to Beat Food Cravings

Why does it always seem that the minute you decide to clean up your diet and make healthier choices the food cravings kick in? It’s been weeks, maybe months, since you’ve wanted a candy bar, but now it’s all you can think about. The mind is a very st ...
The Pros & Cons of Counting Calories

The Pros & Cons of Counting Calories

To count calories or not to count calories—now that’s a good question. First off, what is a calorie?  Calories are simply a tool used to measure proteins, fats and carbohydrates (or, as some people like to call them, macros) in food. Most people star ...
How Exercise Benefits Your Sex Life

How Exercise Benefits Your Sex Life

Staying in shape not only helps you to look good, but it can also spice up your sex life. When you look good, you feel great—and that feeling of confidence can carry over into many areas of your life, including under the sheets. Beyond physical appea ...
5 Reasons to Exercise First Thing in the Morning

5 Reasons to Exercise First Thing in the Morning

No one will argue with the fact that as long as you exercise at some point in the day, you’re in pretty good shape. But if you could tailor the time you work out to reap bigger benefits, wouldn’t you? Waking up at the crack of dawn and hopping on a t ...
3 Herbs for Fitness Fanatics

3 Herbs for Fitness Fanatics

Which supplements are tucked in your gym bag? Maybe protein powder, BCAAs, glutamine and a multivitamin? Chances are, herbs aren’t part of your daily regimen—though there are plenty of reasons why they should be. Support from Mother Nature herself, h ...
How to Choose the Right Protein Powder for You

How to Choose the Right Protein Powder for You

Having a protein shake is supposed to be a quick, mindless way to get the nutrients your body needs. Yet, somehow, finding the right protein powder to shake is a testament to not only your nutrition knowledge but your patience, as well. Sorting throu ...