Cheat Meals Screw Up Your Relationship with Food

Lately, I’ve heard a lot about cheat meals. I don’t run in “diet” circles, so the entire concept was new to me. Apparently, a cheat meal is a discrete time to eat “bad” foods, a kind of release valve for people on a diet. The rationale is that scheduling these meals keeps you committed to … Continue reading Cheat Meals Screw Up Your Relationship with Food

Disconnecting Diet From Exercise Might Make You Exercise More

Diet and exercise have become so commingled in our cultural discussion of health that I’m surprised we don’t have a compound word for it. Perhaps we can call it “diercise” or “exerdie.” Hmmm. We probably don’t want the word “die” in there. Either way, diet and exercise go together like peanut butter and jelly (unless … Continue reading Disconnecting Diet From Exercise Might Make You Exercise More

Diastasis Recti Nutrition Myths (Put Down That Bone Broth)

In diastasis recti forums, women are swapping recipes for bone broth, recommending collagen supplements, and authoritatively advising on specific vitamin combinations. They need to stop. This advice is based on dietary myths, myths perpetuated by some of the foremost experts on the postpartum tummy. The advice feels logical. If a diastasis is caused by damage … Continue reading Diastasis Recti Nutrition Myths (Put Down That Bone Broth)

Lotte Berk, Barre, and Your Flabby Thighs

I’m a huge fan of barre. I even made my husband build me a ballet barre, something that isn’t totally necessary, but makes me feel hardcore (as hardcore as a ballet barre can make anyone feel). When I like something, I tend to overdo it. I also tend to research it, sometimes for no reason … Continue reading Lotte Berk, Barre, and Your Flabby Thighs