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”

“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”

“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″

The Maintenance Phase Podcast

Usually, I prefer to discuss individual episodes of a podcast, and down the line, I may choose to discuss specific episodes of Maintenance Phase; however, for today, I’d like to share my impressions after listening to most of their back catalog and provide some context for how I find myself interpreting their conversations. Mike andContinue reading “The Maintenance Phase Podcast”

Fitness Professionals: Why you should care about anti-fat bias

There’s a type of trainer out there who walks around assuming that folks who are fatter and less fit than themselves simply aren’t motivated enough. I’ve heard many podcasts with the type, and their interviews always amount to a tough love kind of style–no one but me is going to tell you the hard truthContinue reading “Fitness Professionals: Why you should care about anti-fat bias”

How to Feel Full, part 2

CW sort of: I want to start this post with a caveat that I’m writing 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 saidContinue reading “How to Feel Full, part 2”

How to Feel Full, part 1

CW sort of: I want to start this post with a caveat that I’m writing 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 saidContinue reading “How to Feel Full, part 1”

“It’s just made up,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. #148–Dr. Baraki on Deloads, Training While Sick, Obesity, etc.

I’m trying a new-to-me podcast today, and I admit, this is the episode from a couple weeks ago. But hey, I saw “obesity” in the title and figured that would be a good test case to see if we are attitudinally in alignment (ie. not judgy, willing to look at it in a nuanced, non-morality-drivenContinue reading ““It’s just made up,” Barbell Medicine Podcast Ep. #148–Dr. Baraki on Deloads, Training While Sick, Obesity, etc.”

“The middle ground that we tend to avoid,” 3DMJ Podcast #183: The Habits of Highly Effective Preps

CW: This one is all about extreme fat loss and weight loss. If you’re in recovery from an eating disorder or struggling with chronic dieting, I strongly suggest you skip this one. Even for those who are just trying to avoid diet culture bullshit, this topic can be a lot to handle. I do myContinue reading ““The middle ground that we tend to avoid,” 3DMJ Podcast #183: The Habits of Highly Effective Preps”

Transformation Photos–What Happens After the After?

CW: Talk of fat loss/weight loss, body size and weight changes I am a weight loss “success story.” Or rather, there was a time in my life when this was a newer reality for me, that I thought of myself that way, And I wanted to help other people find a way to become theirContinue reading “Transformation Photos–What Happens After the After?”