Reblog: 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 “Reblog: Food Tracking and the Allure of Mathiness”

“Do you really need to know your energy balance total?” Barbell Medicine, Ep. 176: Determining Calorie Intake Part II

I said it yesterday, but it’s worth repeating–learning about how our bodies work and the truth about calories and energy balance can help us to deprogram from diet culture and learn to have a healthier relationship with food and our bodies in the long run. Of course, the thoughts we have when we consume thisContinue reading ““Do you really need to know your energy balance total?” Barbell Medicine, Ep. 176: Determining Calorie Intake Part II”

“There’s more to this bodybuilding thing than getting jacked and tanned,” 3DMJ Ep. #203: The Unexpected Ways Bodybuilding Makes You Stronger

What is the deeper learning that can come from healthy relationship with bodybuilding? Lifting weights consistently, learning the skills that allow us to push hard, to be organized and committed for years at a time, to play the long game, these are some of the wins that can transfer from bodybuilding to the rest ofContinue reading ““There’s more to this bodybuilding thing than getting jacked and tanned,” 3DMJ Ep. #203: The Unexpected Ways Bodybuilding Makes You Stronger”

“The tools we’ve been given are terrible and do not work,” Balance 365, Ep. 218: 3 Ways Smart Women Lose Weight

So, first things first–I know that a lot of folks are looking for fat loss, and I’m a big believer in bodily autonomy–we all get to decide what is right for us and our bodies and our lives. AND I wish they’d titled this one something like “3 Ways Smart Women Adopt Healthy Habits,” orContinue reading ““The tools we’ve been given are terrible and do not work,” Balance 365, Ep. 218: 3 Ways Smart Women Lose Weight”

Never Stop Lifting: How to Use Progressions and Regressions to Make Any Program Work for You

Regressing lifts might be one of my superpowers. I’ve written many times about the numerous physical challenges I experience and have to work around in order to keep lifting part of my world. And when my body was bigger, and my fitness levels were nearly nonexistent, most strength training programming was way over my currentContinue reading “Never Stop Lifting: How to Use Progressions and Regressions to Make Any Program Work for You”

Weekend Food Prep–Ideas for Protein at Breakfast

Sufficient protein is a “big rock,” one of those pieces of the puzzle that can help us make meaningful improvements to the healthfulness of our diets and towards improving our physiques, if that’s a goal. This recent video by Jeff Nippard talks about how much protein might be best if we’re trying to build orContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Ideas for Protein at Breakfast”

The Smartest Way To Use Protein To Build Muscle (Science Explained), Jeff Nippard

Do you spend much energy trying to get enough protein? My sense of the research and evidence-based recommendations is that getting sufficient protein is a “big rock,” one of those essential pieces to maintaining a healthier bodyweight and building and maintaining muscle mass. AND daily protein, for me, is a “fix it and forget it”Continue reading “The Smartest Way To Use Protein To Build Muscle (Science Explained), Jeff Nippard”

#TBT: Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?

I admit, I still want The Golden Unicorn of personal physique change–losing fat while gaining muscle for dramatic body recomposition! But alas, the results from this sort of effort are apparently rarely satisfying once we’ve gotten beyond newbie status. Which means accepting a certain amount of body fat increase, at least temporarily, while we workContinue reading “#TBT: Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?”

“Cash that piggy bank in,” 1st Week with a Newborn Baby | Am I Losing All My Gains?! Alan Thrall

Alan Thrall is quickly rising to the top of my evidence-based favorites list. His content is continuing to evolve and discuss new topics, his message is becoming more inclusive (and is less obviously exclusive), and I enjoy his sense of humor. This video shows the first week of him balancing his training with being aContinue reading ““Cash that piggy bank in,” 1st Week with a Newborn Baby | Am I Losing All My Gains?! Alan Thrall”

Book Review–Atomic Habits: An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones, by James Clear

According to James Clear, Atomic Habits was Amazon’s number one selling book around New Year’s. And no wonder–Clear gently takes the reader through our current best understandings about how habits are formed and changed and provides practical advice on how to put that evidence into practice. Each chapter of the book gives you something toContinue reading “Book Review–Atomic Habits: An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones, by James Clear”