“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”

“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”