You may love them or you may hate them. You may see them a torture devices or perhaps a means to an endorphin saturated high. Either way, spin bikes or treadmills or elliptical machines, found in most gyms and some living rooms, may not result in the fitness euphoria you only read about on fitness … Continue reading There are many ways to spin a spin bike!
Sara Benincasa’s essay “Why Am I So Fat?” was one of our top five reads last week, and with good reason — it was honest and cutting in all the right ways. It was brash and unapologetic and funny as hell (and also suggests that perhaps Fader was slightly premature in declaring, earlier this year, … Continue reading On Being Fat — Longreads
For years now people have been declaring war on their bathroom scale. We have seen pictures and video of groups of people smashing and bashing their scales to pieces while establishing a sense of re-birth and enhanced sense of self. While it is true that the scale can be an evil representation of self-hate, shame, … Continue reading When is a scale just a scale?
So here's the thing. Lately, I've been feeling like crap. I could blame it on turning 50, but in the big picture, 50 isn't the problem. I've been feeling fatigued, achey, foggy, and every joint in my body is sore. Of course, I did what we should never do and googled it only to find … Continue reading Is There a Difference Between Intuitive Eating and Eating for Health?
Since when did food become a religion? How does "eating clean" make you a better person? I don't know about you, but I have witnessed food shame in lunchrooms, dinner parties (when I'm lucky enough to go to one), and I've kinda had enough of it. Take the detox diet trend (something that has been … Continue reading Food, Health, and Morality
The Urban Dictionary defines panus as, "an extra large roll of abdominal fat which can extend anywhere from the genitals to the knees." The medical dictionary would define panus as "a nonspecific term for an enlarged lymph node." Either way, as I was standing in the shower last night juggling mine about, it came … Continue reading I Named My Panus Esther
It continues. The topic will never fade out of focus. Conversations are heard in the lunchroom at work, in the line up at Starbucks, in the teacher's lounge at school, and in the kitchen at home. Diets. Although the word "Diet" has receded into obscurity because of our nutritional renaissance, we are merely masking it … Continue reading The Definition of Insanity and Emotional Terror (DIET)