Last week, Weight Watchers released a new program called “Freestyle.” It claims to provide a flexible approach to dieting and promote weight loss in a healthy way. We just want to chime in and say that “flexible dieting” and “healthy weight loss” are basically oxymorons. Just because WW says it’s body positive doesn’t mean it is! If I call a tree an airplane, does that mean it can fly? Nope it does not. If you want to know what on Earth we’re talking about, listen in!Read More
Ah, the holiday season… Filled with family, fun, festivities, and… sugar detoxes? Clean eating? Repenting for last night’s fried-appetizer-filled sins? If you get anxious about food during these next couple of weeks, you’re not alone. We used to be right there with you-- creeping on Instagram influencer’s workouts, baking those “healthier” holiday cookies and cakes (we’re looking at you, gluten-free cookie skillet), and just overall stressing about how this season was disrupting our routines. This season, though, we feel far from that. We’re more relaxed and have been genuinely celebrating the holidays with the people we love. In this episode, we share the mindset shift that got us here and why we’re skipping the pre-holidays detox or cleanse (and what we’re choosing to do instead). This year, we’re having our truly healthiest holiday season.
Hello, lovely listeners! This is maybe our most exciting episode yet. We have our first guest on the podcast - Clare, AKA @becomingbodypositive on Instagram. Clare is WOKE, insightful, and empowering to listen to. Recording this episode with her put us in the BEST mood for our week. We hope you all feel the same! We talk about:
It’s impossible to be healthy while trying to lose weight. It’s impossible to be in tune with your body’s true cues and signals when you’re trying to change how it looks. Society is scared of fat - we judge it, fight it, talk negatively about it. This week, Hannah and Holly face it head on. We’re talking about fatphobia. We get into how we’re trained to be afraid of fatness from a young age, how this has bred disorder in our society, and how we can work to eradicate the prejudice that’s holding us all back. We share personal stories and struggles with weight stigma as well as share how we stand up to this prejudice every day.Read More
In this episode, we talk about how our relationship with drinking has changed over the years and how the diet industry’s messages around limiting alcohol and thinking about alcohol calories has affected us. You don’t have to worry about the calories or whether or not that drink is going to “ruin” your body. What we’ve learned to focus on instead is how the alcohol is functioning in our lives. Is it making us happier or less happy? Stressed or carefree?Read More
Fall is upon us, and for those of us in college, that likely means you’re reading and hearing all about how to avoid that dreaded Freshman 15. There’s debate about whether the Freshman 15 is even real or whether it’s all a myth (more on that in this episode) but regardless of that, you might be tempted to try and avoid weight gain. We tell our stories and share what we learned in college about our weight in this episode, alongside advice for how to block out the noise and make the most of your college experience. We talk about going out, using the dining hall, eating and exercising on your own for the first time, and much more.Read More
Cable TV loves dieting. The Biggest Loser, My Diet is Better than Yours, and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition are just a few of the shows out there designed to “inspire” or “show people how” to lose weight. Bodies, though, hate dieting. If you’ve heard about the study they did on The Biggest Loser contestants, you know that the weight loss achieved on the show wasn’t sustainable. In this episode, we talk about these shows through a different lens. We talk about the abusive nature of the shows, how they contribute to fatphobia and discrimination, and how dieting for weight loss really effects your body. The shows build up a shameful mindset about food, exercise, and our bodies, even as a viewer who is not overweight or obese.Read More
Happy Labor Day!! This week on the pod, Holly & I discuss overeating and why there's so much hype about it in diet culture. As its core, diet culture has roots in fatphobia, and we chat about how and why diet media links overeating and fatphobia so closely together. There are a lot of articles and people on social media that may try to tell you to "get back on track" after you experience a day or meal of overeating, and we're here to let you know that you don't have to do that because it's B.S. We also get into some more signs of disordered eating (and how diet culture perpetrates those behaviors -- it nearly normalizes them), and the fact that disordered eating tendencies only seem to become a “recognized problem” or a diagnosis until an individual does the habits for long enough. But...in actuality, it’s *always* a problem — it’s not just a problem when it is fully classified as an eating disorder. Thank you so much for listening!!
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Hannah has survived surgery and we are BACK! We’re talking cravings - what to do with them, what they mean, and how to reframe our struggle with them. Instead of living at war with our cravings (trying to suppress them, beat them, avoid them), Hannah and I have learned to deal with them in a way that feels much healthier. We also veer a little off course to get really real with you guys. We talk about things like weight gain, thinking about certain foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for you, and much, much more.
Is anyone else going ham right now on #MealPrepMonday?! Hannah and I may or may not be, depending on the Monday. However, we do have a butt ton of experience meal prepping and batch cooking, and we’re here to share that with you. But not just that. We’re here to get real about the not-so-great sides of meal prep and how we overcame them. In this episode, we talk about all things meal prep: Meal prep communities, what we like about food prep, what we don’t, and when we knew it was time to stop. We both went from being meal prep #goals to making our OWN goals about what we wanted our relationship with food to look like. And you can, too.
NBR has hit double digits! In the 10th episode of Nut Butter Radio, we talk transformations-- before and after photos of any and all kinds. Fitness journeys often get illustrated in ways that can be confusing and discouraging. The comparison game gets tempting, and suddenly, we find ourselves wanting to join whatever workout program they’re doing so we can transform, too.Read More
This week’s episode is SUPER special, because we got to record in-person together! Hannah visited Holly in the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the concrete jungle, and we had the most fun during her visit. In years past, we might not have had such an easy, carefree time eating and going out in the city because of food and fitness stressors. This is due in part to the fact that there are lots of articles out there about “How To Stay On Track While Traveling” or “How To Eat At Restaurants Without Breaking Your Diet”, etc., so we answer those questions and debunk these myths for you. We talk about what it looks like to actually be "healthy" while eating out and breaking from your routine.Read More
Welcome to Episode 8 of Nut Butter Radio! This week, we're talking all about injuries, FitBit steps, exercising for health & longevity vs. exercising for how you look, rest days, limiting time with people who have unhealthy mentalities around exercise, and why Holly has been kicked off of Uber. How do you deal when you get physically hurt? What happens if you want to exercise on an injured limb? Does it matter if you don't get to 10,000 steps in a day?Read More