“We’re just trying to get through this life feeling better,” Revolutionary You! Ep. #313–Ruby Cherie: A “Health First” Approach (1 of 4)

CW: Talk of fat loss, calories, and scale weight At the start of this interview, (4 min) Ruby Cherie contextualizes her advice in her own transition from bodybuilding to powerlifting, and she makes a really great point about how transitioning from activities that become our identities requires finding new identities. I think it’s important toContinue reading ““We’re just trying to get through this life feeling better,” Revolutionary You! Ep. #313–Ruby Cherie: A “Health First” Approach (1 of 4)”

“My body is my compass” Balance365 Life Radio–Episode 175: The Truth About Intermittent Fasting

Wow! This is such a wonderful and nuanced conversation about potential downsides to taking on intermittent fasting, especially for women and other folks who are estrogen-dominant. There are some really important caveats at the start of the episode–if this is something folks are doing under the advisement of their doctor or as a part ofContinue reading ““My body is my compass” Balance365 Life Radio–Episode 175: The Truth About Intermittent Fasting”

Nerd Book Report–Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy, by Dr. Herman Pontzer

Try to ignore the diety subtitle to the book a moment and strongly consider giving it a read anyway. Dr. Ponzter knows that the majority of his audience is going to be steeped in diet culture and what will motivate them. But this is not a diet book; it’s a science book, explaining the latestContinue reading “Nerd Book Report–Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy, by Dr. Herman Pontzer”

Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?

Building muscle takes energy.   Here’s my super-sciency understanding of how that works:   Stimulus (lifting) + Substrate (materials to build with = mostly protein) + Energy to do the work = Hypertrophy (building muscles and related tissues for increased strength)  However, many lifters, especially but not exclusively women, are uncomfortable eating enough to work this equationContinue reading “Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?”

Weekend Food Prep: “Guilt-Free” Cream Cheese Shortcake

*shudders* Ok, I hope all my regular readers know me better than to believe that the following recipe follows any kind of food rules, avoiding whatever supposedly ails us this month so that we can fit it into whatever arbitrary restrictions we’ve decided to impose upon ourselves! You know how you make dessert guilt-free? YouContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: “Guilt-Free” Cream Cheese Shortcake”

“I don’t care what you know, I care what you do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, episode #311: Sohee Lee: Diet Troubleshooting (3 of 4)

CW: Lots of talk of macros, calories and fat loss in this one Revolutionary You! (libsyn.com) I’m new to Jason Leenaart’s Revolutionary You podcast, but I’ve really enjoyed the few guests I’ve listened to so far. I remember Sohee Lee from back in the early Sohee Fit days, and it’s fun to hear from herContinue reading ““I don’t care what you know, I care what you do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, episode #311: Sohee Lee: Diet Troubleshooting (3 of 4)”

How Stating “95% of Diets Fail” Perpetuates Diet Culture

I am anti-diet, but I am not wholly anti-weight loss.  I am anti-weight loss/fat loss for reasons that can’t be fixed by changing one’s weight or amount of body fat.  Changing our body size won’t solve our relationship problems or help us love ourselves more.  And the pressures we put on women especially to lookContinue reading “How Stating “95% of Diets Fail” Perpetuates Diet Culture”

Can We Talk About Physique Goals Without Perpetuating Diet Culture? 

 Part 1. Aside from the personal benefits it gives me, I lift because I want muscles; I like working to increase my size, and I see strength training as a means to sculpt my physique.  It’s an art form, a form of personal expression.  Implicit in these goals is the pursuit of body composition.  IContinue reading “Can We Talk About Physique Goals Without Perpetuating Diet Culture? “