“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”

Getting into the Right Headspace to Lift (with reference to Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 128–Book Bodybuilding and the Dog, Ft. Ryan Doris)

CW: Discussion of trauma I’ve been bustling around all morning making cupcakes for a party (half chocolate peanut butter, like these, and half lemony white cake with berry frosting–summery perfection). It’s mentally demanding work to bake multiple recipes, and I’ve been focused for hours. It isn’t stressful in a unpleasant way for me; I enjoyContinue reading “Getting into the Right Headspace to Lift (with reference to Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 128–Book Bodybuilding and the Dog, Ft. Ryan Doris)”

The Chicken and Egg of Physique Goals and the Fitness Profession

I was listening to a conversation between a couple of trainers this week, and they commented that most of the clients who come in to see them do so because they want to improve their physiques. The main goal is fat loss, building muscle or both. And it sounded to me that the unspoken argumentContinue reading “The Chicken and Egg of Physique Goals and the Fitness Profession”

Sigma Nutrition Radio Ep. #395: Prof. Carel le Roux–Current Thinking on Obesity Treatment

Don’t tell my spouse; I think I’m in love! I was so thrilled to be listening to Dr. Carel le Roux(1), and I’m excited to share this conversation with you today, too. This short episode of Sigma Nutrition Radio presents what I suspect could be a really powerful paradigm shift in our thinking on understandingContinue reading “Sigma Nutrition Radio Ep. #395: Prof. Carel le Roux–Current Thinking on Obesity Treatment”

The Erosion of Trust in Professionals, aka That Time My Gynecologist Gave Me Dietary Advice While Looking at my Cervix

Jen Campbell went on an amazing rant in the Weight Loss Without Restriction Facebook group last week. She was on fire about nutritional misinformation being shared in a group, with the poster using the fact that the misinformation was from a medical professional to give credence to their dietary philosophy. The rant was a realContinue reading “The Erosion of Trust in Professionals, aka That Time My Gynecologist Gave Me Dietary Advice While Looking at my Cervix”