“You can do this vs. I can do this,” Barbell Medicine Podcast, Episode #150: Claire Zai on Hormones, Programming, the Menstrual Cycle, and More

Do women need to train differently than men? What are the considerations when training a woman versus a man in lifting? These are some of the interesting questions that Claire Zai explores in this conversation, and while I’m a bit late in getting this out, I think it’s an important topic to be sure toContinue reading ““You can do this vs. I can do this,” Barbell Medicine Podcast, Episode #150: Claire Zai on Hormones, Programming, the Menstrual Cycle, and More”

Physique Change Without Dieting: Dietary Restriction vs. Restraint

CW: A great big caveat: this post is about food and eating behaviors. My intended audience are people who already have a pretty healthy, non-disordered relationship with food, and mostly folks who are interested in the cross-section of physique sport, performance and body size. As Jen recently said at the start of a Balance 365Continue reading “Physique Change Without Dieting: Dietary Restriction vs. Restraint”

“This is harder than what most anybody else tries to do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, Ep. #319, Dr. Allan Bacon: Strategies for Emotional Eating and Overcoming Cravings (pt. 3 of 4)

I am happy to highlight today this excellent conversation between Jason and Dr. Allan Bacon on emotional eating and cravings. This is part 3 of a 4-part conversation, and parts one and two were both information-packed, “knowledge bombs” (as Jason called them) as well. However, this topic is close to my heart and I suspectContinue reading ““This is harder than what most anybody else tries to do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, Ep. #319, Dr. Allan Bacon: Strategies for Emotional Eating and Overcoming Cravings (pt. 3 of 4)”

Are we letting too many people recovering from disordered thinking tell us how to eat and workout?

I’m not a medical professional. I’m a health and science educator, and it’s my job to take the information from experts and translate it into a usable form for other people to apply to their lives. I see it as my responsibility to not only inform my students about how to identify disordered thinking inContinue reading “Are we letting too many people recovering from disordered thinking tell us how to eat and workout?”

“It’s just made up,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. #148–Dr. Baraki on Deloads, Training While Sick, Obesity, etc.

I’m trying a new-to-me podcast today, and I admit, this is the episode from a couple weeks ago. But hey, I saw “obesity” in the title and figured that would be a good test case to see if we are attitudinally in alignment (ie. not judgy, willing to look at it in a nuanced, non-morality-drivenContinue reading ““It’s just made up,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. #148–Dr. Baraki on Deloads, Training While Sick, Obesity, etc.”

“A tactic that always works,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep.130–We Were WRONG

If you start this week’s Iron Culture Podcast ready out of the gate for an in-depth discussion of how they’ve changed their minds on particular lifting and nutrition topics, you’re going to have to sit back and relax a bit. The introduction takes over 20 minutes! I’m not complaining. Obviously, I love Omar’s style. ItContinue reading ““A tactic that always works,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep.130–We Were WRONG”

Respecting Our Energetic Boundaries

I think most people who meet me think of me as an energetic, go-getter kind of person. And I can be. I can also be chronically exhausted and feel wrung out for weeks at a time. We all have energetic boundaries; there are times when we are able to push through the discomfort and getContinue reading “Respecting Our Energetic Boundaries”

“The middle ground that we tend to avoid,” 3DMJ Podcast #183: The Habits of Highly Effective Preps

CW: This one is all about extreme fat loss and weight loss. If you’re in recovery from an eating disorder or struggling with chronic dieting, I strongly suggest you skip this one. Even for those who are just trying to avoid diet culture bullshit, this topic can be a lot to handle. I do myContinue reading ““The middle ground that we tend to avoid,” 3DMJ Podcast #183: The Habits of Highly Effective Preps”

Transformation Photos–What Happens After the After?

CW: Talk of fat loss/weight loss, body size and weight changes I am a weight loss “success story.” Or rather, there was a time in my life when this was a newer reality for me, that I thought of myself that way, And I wanted to help other people find a way to become theirContinue reading “Transformation Photos–What Happens After the After?”

“The only uncontroversial fact we can agree upon in nutrition,” Sigma Nutrition Radio Ep. #397: Dietary Nitrates & Nitrites

This week’s Sigma Nutrition Radio is an excellent conversation about the current nutritional science around dietary nitrates and nitrites, their potential impacts on the prevalence of positive and negative health outcomes, and recommendations for a healthy diet. As I’ve said elsewhere, I don’t feel qualified to opine on the science–Danny and Alan are the experts,Continue reading ““The only uncontroversial fact we can agree upon in nutrition,” Sigma Nutrition Radio Ep. #397: Dietary Nitrates & Nitrites”