Trigger HAPPY Thursday: Don’t Prioritize an Event over Your Health

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Dear lord. It’s time for Paleo F(X) and my thighs touch. In the past, this would have been cause for a major break down/panic attack/crash diet/30 day weight loss challenge. Instead…I bought a beautiful dress (on sale–score!) and went out … 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 

UN-Podcast 044: UNsunk & Diet Drama

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I was the quintessential drama kid. I couldn’t play team sports due to a lack of hand-eye coordination. The only CDs I owned from 1995 – 2001 (besides the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, and Josie and the Pussycats) were show … Continue reading 

“I’m Feeling Lucky:” The Internet is Broken, So Stop Googling For Health.

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Here’s my problem: the more research I do on different nutritional recommendations for diet and lifestyle, the more I am convinced that the internet is broken.  Everyone—myself included—has an idea of what constitutes an ideal diet, fitness plan, or lifestyle, … Continue reading 

Why I Don’t “What I Ate Wednesday”

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How many of you out there follow a blog that features “What I Ate Wednesday?” Raise your hands high, now–and then look around. I bet you see a lot of (imaginary, virtual) hands in the air. During the days of … Continue reading 

UN-Podcast 026: UNlisted

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One of the most important things I think we can do in order to break free from addictions, end disordered eating and exercise, and transform our bodies and our health is to stop following our “high-fact” and “low-fact” diets. Today’s … Continue reading 

Why I’m Not a Vegan, Part 7: Veganism and Eating Disorders

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My Disclaimer  My decision to stop being a vegan was based on a gut feeling–literally and figuratively: the blog post(s) that I’m about to provide you with are simply based on all of the research I’ve done since making the … Continue reading 

Why I’m Not a Vegan, Part 5: Macronutrients and Why they Matter

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My Disclaimer  My decision to stop being a vegan was based on a gut feeling–literally and figuratively: the blog post(s) that I’m about to provide you with are simply based on all of the research I’ve done since making the … Continue reading