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)”

“113,000 Meatheads,” THE MUSCLE IQ TEST: Are You Smarter Than Average About Fitness? Jeff Nippard

If you want to take the quiz, it can be found at jeffnippard.com/muscleiq. I recommend giving it a go before watching the video. (Bonus, you get a code for 30% off programs for completing the quiz.) Am I smarter than average about fitness? I guess so. I scored a 77%, and apparently the average wasContinue reading ““113,000 Meatheads,” THE MUSCLE IQ TEST: Are You Smarter Than Average About Fitness? Jeff Nippard”

“Your genes aren’t deterministic, but they bracket the possibilities,” Is Obesity a Choice-Giles Yeo

Dr. Yeo poses the question “Is obesity a choice?” tl:d watch: No. This video was shared recently on Facebook from someone at Barbell Medicine. It dates back to 2019, but contains information that isn’t yet in the popular consciousness. That’s unfortunate since Dr. Yeo does a great job concisely summarizing the genetic influences that impactContinue reading ““Your genes aren’t deterministic, but they bracket the possibilities,” Is Obesity a Choice-Giles Yeo”

“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)”

“Weight loss should not be the number one goal for everyone,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 147- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic Pt 2 (ft. Spencer Nadolsky)

How do we know if weight loss is a healthy goal? The gents at Iron Culture continue their conversation about obesity this week with Dr. Nadolsky. who emphasizes the importance of the potential for psychological harms for folks who are endlessly attempting to lose weight. Eating and exercise disorders are things, of course, but thereContinue reading ““Weight loss should not be the number one goal for everyone,” Iron Culture Podcast, Ep. 147- What The Fitness Industry Gets Wrong About The Obesity Epidemic Pt 2 (ft. Spencer Nadolsky)”

“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”

“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″