Collarbone Update, Canoe/Kayak “trainer”, and my experience with focusing on health not weight

I am now pretty much completely healed with my collarbone. I’ll get the final xray and hopng to get doc’s blessing to ride my bike and lift heavier when I get back (fingers crossed). In the meantime I’m still lifting lighter weights and doing a lot of walking. I'll be glad to get back to … Continue reading Collarbone Update, Canoe/Kayak “trainer”, and my experience with focusing on health not weight

Diet and Fat Adaptation, For Everyday Life and And Athletic Performance

Our bodies are “flex fuel” vehicles. They have a small fuel tank containing “higher octane” fuel (glycogen), and a much larger tank containing a slightly “lower octane” fuel (fat). I’ll explain why fat can be called “lower octane” below. The body wants to use the abundantly available fuel, fat, at lower intensities so it can … Continue reading Diet and Fat Adaptation, For Everyday Life and And Athletic Performance

Put Health First, Not Weight Loss- part 2: Scientific Evidence and Tips

There are several claims I did not offer detailed proof for in my previous post on this topic. I’ll give those details here. First let me point out that my best resource for finding this proof was Dr. Linda Bacon’s book Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, another highly recommended book. … Continue reading Put Health First, Not Weight Loss- part 2: Scientific Evidence and Tips

the HAES® files: Recovering Abundantly in a One-Size-Fits-All World

This is a different kind of success story than the usual ones I post. But a success story nonetheless. Congratulations to Erin for her new healthy way of eating and accepting the size it turned out to give her.
The predictions of her medical team, despite precise measurements, were significantly off about her final weight, showing this is less an exact science than most of us think. But kudos to them for congratulating her on the healthy outcome and not getting fixated on the weight.

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by Erin Harrop

When I began my recovery journey from an eating disorder 13 years ago, I had a certain set of expectations about how the recovery process would go. Healthcare professionals told me to expect several things. They reassured me that as I learned to eat a broader variety of foods that my anxiety around eating would go down. What?! They said the more I faced my fears, the more comfortable I would feel.

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Health Aspects of Controversial Plant Foods

Grains and legumes are enthusiastically recommended by many mainstream nutritionists as well as whole-food plant-based (wfpb) advocates. Legumes and minimal-processed whole grains may well be healthy for many people. But there are others who have digestive sensitivities to them, and there are some controversial health aspects. So I’ll go over what I have learned about … Continue reading Health Aspects of Controversial Plant Foods