The Dangers of Personal Branding, or Why I’m Not #Fitfluential

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TL;DR: Go listen to today’s podcast with Hilary Kinavey! I can’t tell you how excited I was when I got the email: You’ve been accepted as a #Fitfluential Ambassador. It was a big day, because I’d been following fitness/nutrition blogs since … Continue reading 

UN-podcast 069 & Can You Trust a Woman with a Six Pack to Talk about Body Positivity or Health?

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TL;DR: Go listen to today’s podcast with Melissa A. Fabello! Last week within a period of about 48 hours, I encountered a perfect storm of brain-exploding and conflicting messages about body positivity: Someone posted this message on my Facebook wall, “The … Continue reading 

UN-Podcast 065 & Consciousness and Chemicals

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TL;DR: Go listen to today’s podcast with Carrie Arnold! Which of the following disordered eating patterns sounds like you: My parents never really talked about their weight or mine. I never really dieted until I got to college. But then, … Continue reading 

Un-Podcast 050 & Six Days to a Better Body (and Other Marketing Lies I Still Sometimes Believe)

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“Transform your tush! Lift it! Shape it! Tone it!”  “Shaun T’s No-Gym Way to Flat Abs” “Strengthen, Trim, and Tone in 4 Moves” (These are actual headlines from three of the top women’s magazines in the US this month.) “Part … Continue reading 

Why Should I Accept My Body? (Plus Guest Hosting the Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Show!)

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Happy National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! Today’s podcast was pretty much PERFECTLY timed with this week—I couldn’t have planned it better if I’d tried. It’s posted a few days earlier than normal, but don’t despair: Finding Our Hunger will be … Continue reading