Protein Cake with Yogurt Frosting? Only if you actually want it.

There are no good foods and bad foods, there are just foods. I believe this, AND I recognize that holding it to be true in my own mind is a work in progress. It’s diet culture bullshit that teaches us to create restrictions–we can or ought to eat these things, we can’t or shouldn’t eatContinue reading “Protein Cake with Yogurt Frosting? Only if you actually want it.”

Weekend Food Prep–Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies

I’m in holiday baking mode, and some of my family is choosing to be dairy free at the moment, so I developed this recipe to have something on the cookie platter for them. This is vegan and can be made gluten free if you know someone with celiac. (I have low tolerance for the folksContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies”

Emotional Eating in Athletes: Revolutionary You with Dr. Susan Kleiner, a follow up

One of the very cool things about writing this blog has been that it gives me a chance to connect with some of the folks who produce the content that I devour! Well, lucky me, one of those people is Jason Leenaarts at Revolutionary You, and he often is kind enough to share these postsContinue reading “Emotional Eating in Athletes: Revolutionary You with Dr. Susan Kleiner, a follow up”

The Holidays Aren’t “Just One Day of Eating,” and That’s OK

It’s just one day. Enjoy it and move on. This advice has become so commonplace in the potentially kinder, gentler corners of the nutrition-sphere, it’s a cliché. And yet, like most clichés, it isn’t really, deeply true. It rings with truthiness, and I wonder at the harm it does for the many folks seeking understandingContinue reading “The Holidays Aren’t “Just One Day of Eating,” and That’s OK”

“Weight loss should not be the number one goal for everyone,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 147- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic Pt 2 (ft. Spencer Nadolsky)

How do we know if weight loss is a healthy goal? The gents at Iron Culture continue their conversation about obesity this week with Dr. Nadolsky. who emphasizes the importance of the potential for psychological harms for folks who are endlessly attempting to lose weight. Eating and exercise disorders are things, of course, but thereContinue reading ““Weight loss should not be the number one goal for everyone,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 147- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic Pt 2 (ft. Spencer Nadolsky)”

“I had to completely reinvent myself,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 146- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic

Well, I remarked that an 8 minute video isn’t enough to get to the meat of this topic, and the Iron Culture gents come out with a solid two hours exploring the intersection between weight loss for health, weight loss for aesthetics, and the complicated relationship between these ideas and the fitness industry. So, buckleContinue reading ““I had to completely reinvent myself,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 146- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic”

“A lot of this is highly individual,” Unhealthy Eating Habits, Alan Thrall

It seems kinda mean to post this video on the same day I reposted my amazing Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting recipe, but hey, it’s my birthday. I can do what I want. And besides, it’s kinda like I’m following in the footsteps of those Women’s World magazines in the cashier aislesContinue reading ““A lot of this is highly individual,” Unhealthy Eating Habits, Alan Thrall”

Weekend Food Prep: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (with a note about including rich desserts in your diet)

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and in celebration, I’m sharing some of my most popular recipes! And since today is my birthday, here’s some cupcakes. I’m not sure this one quite counts as “weekend food prep,” but I made cupcakes for my brother-in-law’s birthday, and they were so wonderful and luscious, I hadContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (with a note about including rich desserts in your diet)”

“Do I bulk, cut, maintain or recomp?” 3DMJ Podcast #190: Q&A Session 19

CW: Talk of weight manipulation, body size, and body fat I always enjoy these Q&A episodes from the folks at 3DMJ. This week’s conversation starts with the age-old question, “do I bulk or do I cut?” This time around, the question is being asked by a person with a history of higher body fat whoContinue reading ““Do I bulk, cut, maintain or recomp?” 3DMJ Podcast #190: Q&A Session 19″

The Maintenance Phase Podcast

Usually, I prefer to discuss individual episodes of a podcast, and down the line, I may choose to discuss specific episodes of Maintenance Phase; however, for today, I’d like to share my impressions after listening to most of their back catalog and provide some context for how I find myself interpreting their conversations. Mike andContinue reading “The Maintenance Phase Podcast”