Reblog: “Curiosity is the antidote to judgment,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep #188–To Lose Weight You Need to Get Honest With Yourself

Do you see yourself as anti-diet but still believe you’d be more comfortable in a smaller body? Do you have physique goals or weight goals for your lifting sport, but you know that traditional strategies (macro counting, food plans, bulking and cutting cycles, etc.) don’t work for you in a sustainable, healthy way? The ladiesContinue reading “Reblog: “Curiosity is the antidote to judgment,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep #188–To Lose Weight You Need to Get Honest With Yourself”

“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”

“Intention and trade-offs,” Balance 365, Ep. 207: Weight Loss Considerations For Smaller-Framed Women

CW: Talk of fat loss, body size and calories Do you have fat loss goals? How are you defining them? Are you trying to reach a particular number or size, or is success defined by a feeling? Why is your goal the goal? Many folks are in perpetual fat loss attempts, or more likely, cyclingContinue reading ““Intention and trade-offs,” Balance 365, Ep. 207: Weight Loss Considerations For Smaller-Framed Women”

“Healing your intuition,” Balance 365 Episode 202: How Men Can Navigate Diet Culture, Weight, And Wellness with Chris McMahon

Wow, wow, wow. I don’t know how many men read me, but I’m hoping those who do will take an hour and listen to this interview. And if you’re not a man but you’ve pair-bonded with a male-identified person, there’s some good stuff in here for you, too. When I first joined Balance 365, someContinue reading ““Healing your intuition,” Balance 365 Episode 202: How Men Can Navigate Diet Culture, Weight, And Wellness with Chris McMahon”

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”

“Curiosity is the antidote to judgment,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep #188–To Lose Weight You Need to Get Honest With Yourself

Do you see yourself as anti-diet but still believe you’d be more comfortable in a smaller body? Do you have physique goals or weight goals for your lifting sport, but you know that traditional strategies (macro counting, food plans, bulking and cutting cycles, etc.) don’t work for you in a sustainable, healthy way? The ladiesContinue reading ““Curiosity is the antidote to judgment,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep #188–To Lose Weight You Need to Get Honest With Yourself”

“Navigating a world that is not accessible,” Balance 365 Life Radio Ep. #172– Ableism in Health and Fitness with Alison Tedford

Sometimes we read, watch or listen to something, and we don’t register it as particularly impactful, but in retrospect, we realize it’s changed our perspective in profound ways. This episode of Balance 365 Life Radio has been one of those moments for me. Alison Tedford speaks about the importance of recognizing and addressing ableism inContinue reading ““Navigating a world that is not accessible,” Balance 365 Life Radio Ep. #172– Ableism in Health and Fitness with Alison Tedford”

“We each have our own unique body type,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. 125: Is Weight Loss a Realistic Goal for You?

Another “classic” podcast I’d love to discuss today! Jen and Annie at Balance 365 don’t specialize in physique athletes or others who might be looking to influence their performance with weight changes, but I still think they have a lot to offer for those of us who have physique elements to our athletic efforts. SoContinue reading ““We each have our own unique body type,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. 125: Is Weight Loss a Realistic Goal for You?”

“With freedom comes responsibility,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. #177: Why Food Freedom Isn’t Working For You

This is a short but important podcast from the ladies at Balance 365. Food freedom, as defined by Jen, is when you can say “yes” or “no” to food without it carrying a big emotional cost; it is not unrestrained eating from a place of rebellion. A huge part of the teaching at Balance 365Continue reading ““With freedom comes responsibility,” Balance 365 Life Radio, Ep. #177: Why Food Freedom Isn’t Working For You”

The Erosion of Trust in Professionals, aka That Time My Gynecologist Gave Me Dietary Advice While Looking at my Cervix

Jen Campbell went on an amazing rant in the Weight Loss Without Restriction Facebook group last week. She was on fire about nutritional misinformation being shared in a group, with the poster using the fact that the misinformation was from a medical professional to give credence to their dietary philosophy. The rant was a realContinue reading “The Erosion of Trust in Professionals, aka That Time My Gynecologist Gave Me Dietary Advice While Looking at my Cervix”