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?”

Sigma Nutrition Radio Ep. #395: Prof. Carel le Roux–Current Thinking on Obesity Treatment

Don’t tell my spouse; I think I’m in love! I was so thrilled to be listening to Dr. Carel le Roux(1), and I’m excited to share this conversation with you today, too. This short episode of Sigma Nutrition Radio presents what I suspect could be a really powerful paradigm shift in our thinking on understandingContinue reading “Sigma Nutrition Radio Ep. #395: Prof. Carel le Roux–Current Thinking on Obesity Treatment”

Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?

Building muscle takes energy.   Here’s my super-sciency understanding of how that works:   Stimulus (lifting) + Substrate (materials to build with = mostly protein) + Energy to do the work = Hypertrophy (building muscles and related tissues for increased strength)  However, many lifters, especially but not exclusively women, are uncomfortable eating enough to work this equationContinue reading “Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?”

How Stating “95% of Diets Fail” Perpetuates Diet Culture

I am anti-diet, but I am not wholly anti-weight loss.  I am anti-weight loss/fat loss for reasons that can’t be fixed by changing one’s weight or amount of body fat.  Changing our body size won’t solve our relationship problems or help us love ourselves more.  And the pressures we put on women especially to lookContinue reading “How Stating “95% of Diets Fail” Perpetuates Diet Culture”

Can We Talk About Physique Goals Without Perpetuating Diet Culture? 

 Part 1. Aside from the personal benefits it gives me, I lift because I want muscles; I like working to increase my size, and I see strength training as a means to sculpt my physique.  It’s an art form, a form of personal expression.  Implicit in these goals is the pursuit of body composition.  IContinue reading “Can We Talk About Physique Goals Without Perpetuating Diet Culture? “