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?”

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”

“With freedom comes responsibility,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. #177: Why Food Freedom Isn’t Working For You

This is a short but important podcast from the ladies at Balance 365. Food freedom, as defined by Jen, is when you can say “yes” or “no” to food without it carrying a big emotional cost; it is not unrestrained eating from a place of rebellion. A huge part of the teaching at Balance 365Continue reading ““With freedom comes responsibility,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. #177: Why Food Freedom Isn’t Working For You”

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”