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”

“It’s always peanut butter or cheese,” Revolutionary You! Podcast Ep. 324–Dr. Lisa Lewis on Resilience, Self-Care, Balance and the Injustice of Peanut Butter (4 of 4)

This is an important episode from Jason at Revolutionary You, so let me begin by apologizing to him and Dr. Lewis for only just getting around to talking about it! I covered the previous conversation (here, only one week delayed!), but this one has even more good stuff I hope you will listen to andContinue reading ““It’s always peanut butter or cheese,” Revolutionary You! Podcast Ep. 324–Dr. Lisa Lewis on Resilience, Self-Care, Balance and the Injustice of Peanut Butter (4 of 4)”

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”

Physique Change Without Dieting: Dietary Restriction vs. Restraint

CW: A great big caveat: this post is about food and eating behaviors. My intended audience are people who already have a pretty healthy, non-disordered relationship with food, and mostly folks who are interested in the cross-section of physique sport, performance and body size. As Jen recently said at the start of a Balance 365Continue reading “Physique Change Without Dieting: Dietary Restriction vs. Restraint”

“This is harder than what most anybody else tries to do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, Ep. #319, Dr. Allan Bacon: Strategies for Emotional Eating and Overcoming Cravings (pt. 3 of 4)

I am happy to highlight today this excellent conversation between Jason and Dr. Allan Bacon on emotional eating and cravings. This is part 3 of a 4-part conversation, and parts one and two were both information-packed, “knowledge bombs” (as Jason called them) as well. However, this topic is close to my heart and I suspectContinue reading ““This is harder than what most anybody else tries to do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, Ep. #319, Dr. Allan Bacon: Strategies for Emotional Eating and Overcoming Cravings (pt. 3 of 4)”

“When much of our lives is filled with worry, shame or guilt,” Breaking Up with Binge Eating Podcast, 4/3/2021–My Brain is a Liar (But It’s Ok, So is Yours)

In this week’s podcast conversation, I wanted to take a moment to go back to a “classic” episode of the Breaking Up with Binge Eating podcast, to highlight some of the wonderful content Georgie Fear is putting out there.(1) The purpose of this podcast is to provide practical tools for folks struggling with unplanned overeating,Continue reading ““When much of our lives is filled with worry, shame or guilt,” Breaking Up with Binge Eating Podcast, 4/3/2021–My Brain is a Liar (But It’s Ok, So is Yours)”