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I look at the research behind the health and fitness headlines from a body positive standpoint.

I look at the research behind the health and fitness headlines from a body positive standpoint.
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I look at the research behind the health and fitness headlines from a body positive standpoint.






If "everything you know about obesity is wrong," then what the heck are you supposed to do? Despair or rejoice?

The SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 Huffington Post “Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong” by Michael Hobbes exploded on social media, in this podcast I respond to it. I evaluate the research cited and explore the important takeaways and how to take in this information without feeling deflated.


Miniepisode 1: Book Review: When bad titles happen to good books!

This is a review of the book The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work, by Yoni Freedhoff M.D. It really is a good book with a very unfortunate title. A quick amuse bouche while I work on the next episode, so get the bouche amused, and also appreciate that I have to colons in this episode's title--quick which Nicholas Cage movie also has two colons in the title?


Maintaining/Positivity 2019 Announcements

Just some quick announcements! The podcast is very much alive, I just had to take an unexpectedly long hiatus because of work and personal things. New episodes to be posted soon!


Episode 4: Self-monitoring, or "Tracking food to lose weight: why you should and why you shouldn't."

Research show that tracking food improves weight loss and maintainance. But how? Contrary to recent reporting that all "The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity" recording what we eat is still one of the most impactful ways to improve body composition. Low carb or low fat may not be as important as using self-monitoring. But for people with eating disorders this might not be a good option. Follow me at Maintaining/Positivity@MaintainingP on Twitter and check out...


Breakfast is the secret to weight loss? Maintenance?

The NWCR studies of people who lose weight and keep it off show that breakfast is very important for weight maintenance, but the results of clinical trials is inconclusive--what gives? Also I explain my philosphy of health and fitness via a body positivity standpoint. Studies Cited:


How is it possible that exercise does not help weight loss, but is also essential for weight loss?! How?!!

This second episode looks at the headlines that claim that exercise does not help with weight loss. I look at several academic articles that look at studies that look more deeply into what is actually a very complex system. I talk about the role of exercise in weight maintenance, resting metabolic rate, lean mass retention, emotional eating, and many other ways that exercise impacts the body. Email me at