“Curiosity is the antidote to judgment,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep #188–To Lose Weight You Need to Get Honest With Yourself

Do you see yourself as anti-diet but still believe you’d be more comfortable in a smaller body? Do you have physique goals or weight goals for your lifting sport, but you know that traditional strategies (macro counting, food plans, bulking and cutting cycles, etc.) don’t work for you in a sustainable, healthy way? The ladiesContinue reading ““Curiosity is the antidote to judgment,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep #188–To Lose Weight You Need to Get Honest With Yourself”

“Navigating a world that is not accessible,” Balance 365 Life Radio Ep. #172– Ableism in Health and Fitness with Alison Tedford

Sometimes we read, watch or listen to something, and we don’t register it as particularly impactful, but in retrospect, we realize it’s changed our perspective in profound ways. This episode of Balance 365 Life Radio has been one of those moments for me. Alison Tedford speaks about the importance of recognizing and addressing ableism inContinue reading ““Navigating a world that is not accessible,” Balance 365 Life Radio Ep. #172– Ableism in Health and Fitness with Alison Tedford”

Food Tracking and the Allure of Mathiness

The folks at Stronger By Science, with support from lots of other evidence-based folks I admire and trust (Danny Lennon and Jeff Nippard amongst them), released their food tracking app Macrofactor last week. With a free 2 week trial, I have given it a whirl, not because I’m likely to start tracking my food regularly,Continue reading “Food Tracking and the Allure of Mathiness”

“People don’t have patience,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast, Ep. #165: Appetite Manipulation

I relistened to this older episode of the 3DMJ podcast on a recent walk, and I thought it hit on a lot of points that complimented my recent posts on feeling full (part one and two) and was worth sharing here on the blog. This is a conversation between Eric Helms, Steve Taylor, and BradContinue reading ““People don’t have patience,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast, Ep. #165: Appetite Manipulation”

“Diving into things is your superpower,” Revolutionary You! Podcast Ep. #323–Dr. Lisa Lewis: Using Strength Training as Mental Health Medication

Wow! A really important topic from Jason Leenaarts and his guest this month, Dr. Lisa Lewis! I have to say, I’m really impressed with Jason’s willingness to go beyond the usual conversations about sets and reps and really dig into what I consider the far more meaningful work of health and fitness. Yes, I wantContinue reading ““Diving into things is your superpower,” Revolutionary You! Podcast Ep. #323–Dr. Lisa Lewis: Using Strength Training as Mental Health Medication”

Fitness Professionals: Why you should care about anti-fat bias

There’s a type of trainer out there who walks around assuming that folks who are fatter and less fit than themselves simply aren’t motivated enough. I’ve heard many podcasts with the type, and their interviews always amount to a tough love kind of style–no one but me is going to tell you the hard truthContinue reading “Fitness Professionals: Why you should care about anti-fat bias”

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?”

“We each have our own unique body type,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. 125: Is Weight Loss a Realistic Goal for You?

Another “classic” podcast I’d love to discuss today! Jen and Annie at Balance 365 don’t specialize in physique athletes or others who might be looking to influence their performance with weight changes, but I still think they have a lot to offer for those of us who have physique elements to our athletic efforts. SoContinue reading ““We each have our own unique body type,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. 125: Is Weight Loss a Realistic Goal for You?”