Protein Cake with Yogurt Frosting? Only if you actually want it.

There are no good foods and bad foods, there are just foods. I believe this, AND I recognize that holding it to be true in my own mind is a work in progress. It’s diet culture bullshit that teaches us to create restrictions–we can or ought to eat these things, we can’t or shouldn’t eatContinue reading “Protein Cake with Yogurt Frosting? Only if you actually want it.”

The Holidays Aren’t “Just One Day of Eating,” and That’s OK

It’s just one day. Enjoy it and move on. This advice has become so commonplace in the potentially kinder, gentler corners of the nutrition-sphere, it’s a cliché. And yet, like most clichés, it isn’t really, deeply true. It rings with truthiness, and I wonder at the harm it does for the many folks seeking understandingContinue reading “The Holidays Aren’t “Just One Day of Eating,” and That’s OK”

“I had to completely reinvent myself,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 146- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic

Well, I remarked that an 8 minute video isn’t enough to get to the meat of this topic, and the Iron Culture gents come out with a solid two hours exploring the intersection between weight loss for health, weight loss for aesthetics, and the complicated relationship between these ideas and the fitness industry. So, buckleContinue reading ““I had to completely reinvent myself,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 146- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic”

“The tyranny of reductionism,” Sigma Nutrition Radio #413: Anthony Fardet, PhD – Nutritional Reductionism, the Food Matrix & Impact of Processing

So, maybe it’s not cool for me to post a conversation about how our modern food systems are contributing to human disease and the destruction of the planet the day before a huge percentage of my readership is about to enjoy Thanksgiving feasts, but here it is. I guess I’m not cool. Like I sayContinue reading ““The tyranny of reductionism,” Sigma Nutrition Radio #413: Anthony Fardet, PhD – Nutritional Reductionism, the Food Matrix & Impact of Processing”

Is Grunting While I Lift Contributing to Patriarchy?

I’m sharing this older post today, written a few years ago, not long after I’d had a hysterectomy. I’m still lifting in my garage, but I’m guessing these conversations are still relevant as folks are slowly returning to gyms again. Over the last couple months, I have returned to the gym after nearly 2 monthsContinue reading “Is Grunting While I Lift Contributing to Patriarchy?”

“Dude, you have this argument,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. 136: The Data, Cut or Bulk, and More ft. Greg Nuckols

I wandered off into the Barbell Medicine archives this weekend and found this interview with Greg Nuckols of Stronger by Science. It’s a fun interview, with deep thoughts about the Arkansas countryside, the nature of epistemology (how do we know what we know?), and how to deal with the ever-present false information in the healthContinue reading ““Dude, you have this argument,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. 136: The Data, Cut or Bulk, and More ft. Greg Nuckols”

“You’re not a recluse,” Future of Fitness Podcast, Tony Gentilcore–Coaching for Introverts & Prepping for Life’s Dumpster Fires

I identify as an introvert, but most folks who interact with me wouldn’t know it. One of my closest and dearest friends once told me I was the “most extroverted introvert” she knew. I’m bubbly and energetic with others. I can be loud, over-the-top and silly. AND at the end of the day, I preferContinue reading ““You’re not a recluse,” Future of Fitness Podcast, Tony Gentilcore–Coaching for Introverts & Prepping for Life’s Dumpster Fires”

The Maintenance Phase Podcast

Usually, I prefer to discuss individual episodes of a podcast, and down the line, I may choose to discuss specific episodes of Maintenance Phase; however, for today, I’d like to share my impressions after listening to most of their back catalog and provide some context for how I find myself interpreting their conversations. Mike andContinue reading “The Maintenance Phase Podcast”

“I’m a capybara,” Stronger By Science Podcast–Calorie Restriction, Protein Restriction, App Updates (Episode 67)

Research Review(1)A poem Dear listenerI’m going to try to keep it a bit snappyI don’t think of myself as an insectAm I a mouse? Pretty much.The best rodent on the planet Humans are not insects and they are not rodents(I agree with you)(When I say you, I mean mice)The hunger is persistentone of the drawbacksContinue reading ““I’m a capybara,” Stronger By Science Podcast–Calorie Restriction, Protein Restriction, App Updates (Episode 67)”

“A size 2 White lady with a pony tail and a leather jacket,” Hysteria podcast, Oct. 21, 2021, “Dames” (with Rep. Rosa DeLauro)

How do you feel about being called a “badass?” This week, the ladies at Hysteria discussed female-exclusive compliments and in particular, whether or not we see the term badass as positive or problematic. About 40 minutes into the podcast, the hosts Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by Julissa Arce and Dana Schwartz toContinue reading ““A size 2 White lady with a pony tail and a leather jacket,” Hysteria podcast, Oct. 21, 2021, “Dames” (with Rep. Rosa DeLauro)”