Fad diets don’t work for most people long-term AND that doesn’t mean sustainable fat loss isn’t possible for many people AND just because it’s sometimes possible doesn’t mean everyone with some “extra” body fat should be bothering to try to lose it. ALL of these can be true at the same time. Fad diets, includingContinue reading “Sustainable Fat Loss and the Power of AND”
Category Archives: Eating
Bulk, Cut or Recomp–What can a habit-based approach look like?
For those of us who want bigger muscles and to be lean enough to see them, it can feel like chasing a golden unicorn. Muscles build better when eating in a surplus, but eating in a surplus means putting on some fat, too. Eating closer to maintenance gives us the option of staying in aContinue reading “Bulk, Cut or Recomp–What can a habit-based approach look like?”
Is Emotional Eating a Myth?
This is the first time I’ve been triggered by an episode of the Maintenance Phase Podcast. But, after several over-generalizations, including about PTSD research ironically, or maybe pointedly, I found myself so upset, I turned it off. It’s disappointing, because I think they are usually pretty mindful of their words and how they might impactContinue reading “Is Emotional Eating a Myth?”
To the New Year’s Resolutioner Looking to Change Their Body
Let me begin by saying that you are beautiful, valuable, and wonderful just as you are. Your body does not need to change to be good enough. You do not need to change your body to be good enough. You already are good enough. And I want to say that it’s ok and possible toContinue reading “To the New Year’s Resolutioner Looking to Change Their Body”
“I get upset about underdone pizza,” Eat Train Progress Radio, All Things Food Environment
Hey, it’s been a while since I shared an episode from Patrick, and I’m super stoked to think there will be more content going forward from him and his awesome team. Patrick hosts the most inclusive, well-moderated lifting community that I’ve found online, and I’m thrilled to take a moment to share some of hisContinue reading ““I get upset about underdone pizza,” Eat Train Progress Radio, All Things Food Environment”
“I’m a bodybuilder and I’m going to Olive Garden,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast, #216: How to Eat Out
How do successful elite, competitive bodybuilders think about eating out in restaurants? Is there wisdom there for the rest of us? Truthfully, I believe most of the advice that comes out of bodybuilding can tend towards too much obsession over the details to be mentally healthful or practically applicable for most of us. AND thatContinue reading ““I’m a bodybuilder and I’m going to Olive Garden,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast, #216: How to Eat Out”
How much do genetics define our physique results and how much should we care?
At 16, I dreamt of becoming a geneticist–that or the lead singer/songwriter for a band. Genetics was a new and exciting scientific frontier (whereas my songwriting admittedly didn’t mesh with the then-current Pacific NW grunge scene). Back in the Nineties, we believed that we could unlock the genetic code of anyone and read each ofContinue reading “How much do genetics define our physique results and how much should we care?”
Eat when you’re hungry. . .
Eat when you’re hungry. Stop when you’re satisfied. These two simple nutritional strategies might be the most impactful skills you can have to remain in a place of choice with eating. We have an internal system that is wise and can be trusted. We don’t have to count calories or restrict the time of dayContinue reading “Eat when you’re hungry. . .”
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”
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”