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?”

“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”

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.”

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”

“When we talk about macros, we take away all the joy,” Revolutionary You! Ep. #334-Dr. Susan Kleiner: We Eat Food, Not Grams (2 of 4)

It seems like everyone has been talking food these last few weeks. And it makes sense, there’s lots of eating going on, and as Jason points out in the previous episode with Dr. Kleiner, lots of folks are busy being hard on themselves about their eating decisions at this time of year. And what I’mContinue reading ““When we talk about macros, we take away all the joy,” Revolutionary You! Ep. #334-Dr. Susan Kleiner: We Eat Food, Not Grams (2 of 4)”

“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)”

The Foundational Habit of Weekly Food Prep

Every week I share with you recipes that I am preparing for my weekly meals. Weekly food prep has become a foundational habit for me–providing me with essential structure to enjoy consistent, healthy, balanced meals day after day in my very busy schedule. There’s no magic to food prep, but it has a lot ofContinue reading “The Foundational Habit of Weekly Food Prep”