YouTube Round-up, mid-March

Bert wants us to evaluate the physiques of some semi-nude dudes from 10 years ago. Ok, I love this video, but like (nearly) always, I’m so wishing there was another version with some ladies included as well. I’ve been a fan of bodybuilding as a sport for a long time, and in this video, BertContinue reading “YouTube Round-up, mid-March”

Book Review–Diet Cults: The surprising fallacy at the core of nutrition fads and a guide to healthy eating for the rest of us, Matt Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald isn’t a science writer, and I don’t know how evidence-based this book qualifies as. He discusses science, but it’s in the popular, journalistic narrative sort of way rather than in the accumulation of data over time with critique and drawbacks sort of way that a more science-minded author would likely do. In any case,Continue reading “Book Review–Diet Cults: The surprising fallacy at the core of nutrition fads and a guide to healthy eating for the rest of us, Matt Fitzgerald”

“Get this hunger monkey off my back,” Breaking Up with Binge Eating, Moving from Calorie Counting to Using Body Signals (And Emotions!)

It seems like the evidence-based folks I listen to and respect land in two camps when it comes to calorie counting. There’s those who see calorie counting as a tool, just a thing you do to keep your awareness and educate your choices, and there’s those who see it as a slippery slope, often leadingContinue reading ““Get this hunger monkey off my back,” Breaking Up with Binge Eating, Moving from Calorie Counting to Using Body Signals (And Emotions!)”

“I feel like I could use a little bit of Gatorade right now,” Jeff Nippard, My New ‘Maingaining’ Diet Explained (How to Eat for Lean Gains)

At about 2pm every day, I hit a slump. I’m a morning person, and no question part of it is simply running low on steam. I’ve put in most of my best, most productive, most creative energies early in the day. By mid-afternoon, though, I’m done, at least for a while. I could use aContinue reading ““I feel like I could use a little bit of Gatorade right now,” Jeff Nippard, My New ‘Maingaining’ Diet Explained (How to Eat for Lean Gains)”

There is Nothing Magic about Kale

For the love of whatever you find holy, please do not force yourself to eat 2 pounds of kale a day. Don’t convince yourself that there’s something magical about confining your eating to a 6-hour window. Don’t talk yourself into thinking it’s rational to cut out all fat, all fruits, all dairy, all starchy carbohydratesContinue reading “There is Nothing Magic about Kale”

What does a habits-based approach to physique change look like?

CW: Talk of fat loss and weight loss The most recent episode of Stronger by Science was all about evidence-based practices to create goals and to establish new, healthy habits. I thought it might be worthwhile and interesting to provide my own examples of these, not from a place of expertise but from a placeContinue reading “What does a habits-based approach to physique change look like?”

“Not doing it becomes a conflict with who you think you are,” Stronger by Science podcast, Goal Setting and Behavior Change (Episode 71)

CW: Talk of calorie counting This week’s Stronger by Science is focused on a single topic, what is the evidence we have for successful habit formation, and I’m so excited about it! It is, of course, timely and appropriate for New Year’s, but it’s also something that I find myself wondering about and working onContinue reading ““Not doing it becomes a conflict with who you think you are,” Stronger by Science podcast, Goal Setting and Behavior Change (Episode 71)”

“Reducing your suffering is the point,” Breaking Up with Binge Eating Podcast, Dec. 20, 2021–Sugar, Sweetness and Self Compassion

I have big love for Georgie Fear, and although I don’t need to “break up with binge eating,” I listen to her podcast anyway. She’s got great ideas and practical tools for dealing with all kinds of emotional eating, not just binge eating. I’ve been following her long enough to notice a shift this lastContinue reading ““Reducing your suffering is the point,” Breaking Up with Binge Eating Podcast, Dec. 20, 2021–Sugar, Sweetness and Self Compassion”

“Find the gap,” Revolutionary You #337-Kate Galliett: The Caretaker Of Your Body (1 of 4)

Do you find yourself thinking “easy for you to __,” fill in the blank with workout regularly, lose weight, take up flying lessons, whatever, “you haven’t had my challenges?” How do we honestly assess how much of that feeling is truth and how much of it is a self-sabotaging personal belief? We all have challenges,Continue reading ““Find the gap,” Revolutionary You #337-Kate Galliett: The Caretaker Of Your Body (1 of 4)”

Cooking Strategies for the Unwell, with Cakey Ginger Cookies as an aside

CW: Talk of chronic illness, terminal illness and death I have a lot of experience feeding people who are sick. I took a year off of college to spend time with my step-mother, who was terminally ill with ovarian cancer. For most of a year, at the age of 20, our roles reversed and IContinue reading “Cooking Strategies for the Unwell, with Cakey Ginger Cookies as an aside”