Healthy Diet Mindsets and Counting Macros

Is there a way to include calorie or macro counting without developing unhealthy, scarcity mindsets around food? I have a lot of respect for Greg Nuckols and Eric Trexler at Stronger By Science, and I know that in their release of the Macro Factor app, they wanted it to be as ethical as possible. TheyContinue reading “Healthy Diet Mindsets and Counting Macros”

“Dudes getting bigger over time,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 188-Steroids, Aesthetics & Irresponsible Influencers

So, I think Eric Helms has been hanging out over here at Progressive Strength. In addition to a lot of post hits out of New Zealand lately, in this more recent episode of Iron Culture, he goes out of his way to acknowledge his point of view speaking from the position of being a heterosexualContinue reading ““Dudes getting bigger over time,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 188-Steroids, Aesthetics & Irresponsible Influencers”

Feeling “In Control” Around Our Favorite Foods

There have been times in my life when I felt out of control with food seemingly all the time. Any time I would have something around that I found delicious, once I started eating it, I would go on autopilot, never seeming to feel satisfied until I was sick. I’m not doing that hardly everContinue reading “Feeling “In Control” Around Our Favorite Foods”

Moving towards a more compassionate lifting culture

I have this vision. I want to believe we can create a space that marries two worlds–on one side, the world of bodybuilding and strength training and on the other side, the compassionate, values-driven world of habit-based nutrition and wellness. Bodybuilding and strength training have so many wonderful things to give–empowerment through literal increases inContinue reading “Moving towards a more compassionate lifting culture”

The problem with calorie counting? Everybody has needs

Eat when you’re hungry. Dieting teaches us that we should ignore our hunger, that it is a personality deficit we should overcome and overpower, that it will “adjust” and we will “get used to it.” No. I can trust my hunger. My body is telling me that I need more energy. It’s not a trickContinue reading “The problem with calorie counting? Everybody has needs”

Reblog: 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 “Reblog: Food Tracking and the Allure of Mathiness”

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

“Do you really need to know your energy balance total?” Barbell Medicine, Ep. 176: Determining Calorie Intake Part II

I said it yesterday, but it’s worth repeating–learning about how our bodies work and the truth about calories and energy balance can help us to deprogram from diet culture and learn to have a healthier relationship with food and our bodies in the long run. Of course, the thoughts we have when we consume thisContinue reading ““Do you really need to know your energy balance total?” Barbell Medicine, Ep. 176: Determining Calorie Intake Part II”

“If you think calories-in-calories-out is simple, you need to do more research,” Barbell Medicine, Ep. #175: Determining Calorie Intake Part 1

An important part of deprogramming ourselves from diet culture is learning the facts and reassessing the “rules” we may have been taught about calories, body fat, and food. If you are interested in a good primer on calories–what they are, what it means scientifically and how our bodies use them–this is a good resource. IContinue reading ““If you think calories-in-calories-out is simple, you need to do more research,” Barbell Medicine, Ep. #175: Determining Calorie Intake Part 1″

“The tools we’ve been given are terrible and do not work,” Balance 365, Ep. 218: 3 Ways Smart Women Lose Weight

So, first things first–I know that a lot of folks are looking for fat loss, and I’m a big believer in bodily autonomy–we all get to decide what is right for us and our bodies and our lives. AND I wish they’d titled this one something like “3 Ways Smart Women Adopt Healthy Habits,” orContinue reading ““The tools we’ve been given are terrible and do not work,” Balance 365, Ep. 218: 3 Ways Smart Women Lose Weight”