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?”

“I don’t care what you know, I care what you do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, episode #311: Sohee Lee: Diet Troubleshooting (3 of 4)

CW: Lots of talk of macros, calories and fat loss in this one Revolutionary You! (libsyn.com) I’m new to Jason Leenaart’s Revolutionary You podcast, but I’ve really enjoyed the few guests I’ve listened to so far. I remember Sohee Lee from back in the early Sohee Fit days, and it’s fun to hear from herContinue reading ““I don’t care what you know, I care what you do,” Revolutionary You Podcast, episode #311: Sohee Lee: Diet Troubleshooting (3 of 4)”

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”

Weekend Food Prep: Tamale Pie

Sometimes you want a meal that all you have to do is scoop and eat. This is one of those–a complete meal with a good balance of ingredients to keep you satisfied and nourished. All of the amounts can be varied by taste and what is available. The original version of this recipe is foundContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Tamale Pie”

3 Thoughts: Iron Culture Podcast, episode 121, Achieving Nutritional Competence

Hundtoft-Bechdel score*: Gender neutral, leaning masculine 22:21 Omar says something along the lines of “when you know you need to change something but you don’t know what changes to make, science points you the way.” This, to me, is the point of evidence-based nutrition and fitness advice. No single study will tell us all theContinue reading “3 Thoughts: Iron Culture Podcast, episode 121, Achieving Nutritional Competence”