Chrissy King is a Milwaukee-based ISSA certified personal trainer and fitness blogger. Chrissy first stepped into a gym eight years ago with a weight loss goal. But she was soon introduced to strength training, and realized that this fitness modality brought her a sense of confidence and inner strength that was completely independent of her weight...and of any results. She fell in love with the process. Now, she guides clients through strength training and creating a sustainable fitness routine that they can genuinely enjoy.
From scientific studies and medical professionals to Instagram influencer ‘experts’, there is no shortage of nutrition and health information out there. But, the reality is the field of nutrition and dietetics is still new, and safe and effective health and diet advice implementation not only involves a great deal of trial and error but also some solid critical thinking skills, nuance, a ‘big picture’ perspective, and occasionally the ability to hold two opposing ideas at one time. It’s not the simple cause and effect model that we’ve always assumed. Read the full post >>>
The Ketogenic Diet was one of the top Googled diets in 2017, according to Time magazine. If you follow #fitspo on social media or eavesdrop on conversations at your gym, it’s likely that you’ve encountered someone who is following the “Keto” Diet or “going keto.” Maybe you have even considered trying it for yourself. Read the full post >>>
In this episode we talk about how you can advocate for yourself when you’re suffering from amenorrhea (absence of a period) or Oligomenorrhea (irregular periods), how to know the difference between amenorrhea and PCOS, and what it takes, and how long it takes to get your period back, and how to check out your cervical mucus for a more intuitive way to track your ovulation. You can check out her website and popular blogs below and make sure to check out her book, No Period, Now What? For more details on all of the information we talked about in this episode!
In this episode Anna and I talk about what the term “Body Love” means to us, how she developed Body Love Yoga, how ableism in the yoga and fitness industry is rooted in the patriarchy, and how to get comfortable taking up space in this world. In this episode we cover how to navigate difficult conversations around asking for seat belt extenders, chairs without arms (AKA fat positive chairs), and writing open letters to public figures to elicit uncomfortable but necessary conversations. Anna also answers a listener question about her favorite fat positive yoga clothing brands.
Katherine Zavodni is a non-diet, Health at Every Size registered dietitian/nutritionist specializing in eating disorder treatment, intuitive eating, chronic dieting and weight concerns, and family and childhood feeding dynamics. In this episode Katherine and I talk about how diet culture impacts how we feel about our body, how our body is not the problem (diet culture is), and how it’s OK to be part of the body positive movement and still have days where you hate you body.
Dana Sturtevant and Hilary Kinavey are the co-founders of Be Nourished, a weight neutral practice based in Portland, OR. In this episode Dana and Hilary talk about how to build Body Trust(TM), why it's so important for clinicians doing this work to use weight neutral messaging in our marketing materials, and why this work has to support people in ALL bodies.
In this episode Liz hits the nail on the head, naming a place where I hung out for a long time: Conditional Body Acceptance (see also: healthism). This idea that you can accept your body at any size, if and only if you are meeting orthorexic ideals. If this resonates for you, you might also know that these ideals differ from person to person, and my (past) ideals not only kept me deeply dissatisfied with my body, they also wreaked havoc on my health and kept me in a disconnected and disordered relationship with food, movement, and my body. Liz also sheds light on how Conditional Body Acceptance also plays a role in the yoga community, and how she is working to spread the Health at Every Size and Unconditional Body Acceptance movement as a newly registered yoga teacher.