#160 Eat to Love with Jenna Hollenstein

Non-diet nutrition therapist Jenna Hollenstein’s book Eat to Love takes the ideas of intuitive eating and gives us a framework for putting them into practice: the six Buddhist paramitas. What does meditation have to do with fighting diet culture? Jenna explains how even those of us who aren’t religious can use mindfulness to transform our relationship with food, body, and life.

Links in this episode: Buy Eat to Love on Amazon, Jenna’s website and Instagram, Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse ReschMeditation teacher Susan Piver, Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chodron



#021RR Five Ways to Love Your Body

You give valentines to your lover/partner/friends/kids. Now it’s time to give one to yourself! This week we name Five Ways to Love Your Body: indulgent treats that make you feel good AND are good for you. (Joanna told Daphnie she wasn’t allowed to include “working out”, so yeah, they are actually things you’ll want to do). Plus, we answer a super romantic listener question about fish oil, the supplement for lovers. (Not really. It’s for everyone and has nothing to do with love.)

Links from this episode: 23 Ways to Treat Yo' Self Without Buying or Eating AnythingTimeOut NY Things to DoDia:Beacon day trip, Fish Oil that Daphnie recommends

#159 Push-Ups

Push-ups! They are very hard, but people keep telling us to do them. Daphnie explains why they are so difficult (there’s an actual reason!) and why you should do them anyway, with lots of tips on correct form and approximately 100 variations so you don’t get bored. Plus we talk mushroom coffee in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Join us on Patreon! Form videos for regular and modified push-ups, tricep push-ups, and 31 push-up variations, Four Sigmatic Mushrooms, Paper on the research into mushrooms



#158 Diet Trends: Optavia and Veeramachaneni

Our Google search histories are littered with diet plans we were pretty sure would change our lives. So, what would we learn if we could see what diets are getting searched the most around the world? This week, we’re breaking down two diets that are popping on Google Trends: Optavia and Veeramachaneni Ramakrishna. Plus we go to Pizza Hut in “Best Choice”!

Links from this week’s episode: Google Trends, Our previous episodes where we talk about Keto and Intermittent Fasting and Weird Diets, More on pyramid schemes, The Dream podcast about multi-level marketing, Holly’s website, Isabel’s website



#157 Gym Anxiety

Lots of people feel anxious about going to the gym. What if I’m not wearing the right clothes? What if I don’t know how to do an exercise right and people notice? WHAT IF SOMEONE TALKS TO ME? Daphnie walks us through some common anxieties to help us find a gym life that feels comfortable and safe. Exercise is meant to lower your stress, not increase it!

Links in this episode: Our episodes on Form and Wellness for Every Body, Cute gear from Athleta and Girlfriend Collective, Joanna’s favorite workout capris under $30



#156 Top 5 Foods to Add In

If you’re looking for a way to make your eating life more awesome, we want to encourage you to add things IN instead of taking things OUT. So to get you started, we put together our list of our Top 5 Foods to Add In for great nutrients, powerful protein, and some gosh darn excitement when you’re bored of all your normal food. Plus: we row and fly in Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise!

Links in this episode: Email us your questions! Why spinach is so good for you, Same for cashews, Our Gut Microbiome episode, Banza pasta on Instagram, Daphnie’s favorite collagen powder, More on the research into eating collagen



#155 Squats and Lunges

There are two essential exercises you can’t escape when you strength train: squats and lunges. Daphnie explains why they matter and how to do them properly, and Joanna makes her come up with approximately one billion variations because no one likes a boring workout. Plus, does Daphnie really eat cookies for breakfast? We find out in “What Your Trainer Eats”.

Links in this episode: Form videos for squats, lunges, sumo squats, side lunges, curtsy lunges. Daphnie’s favorite breakfast cookie recipe.



#065RR Make a Better Resolution

It’s the first week of January. Did you make a resolution? We’re here to trash it! Just kidding, we’re actually here to help you make a better resolution so you can sustain it and feel like a rockstar instead of feeling like a garbage failure by the end of January (trust us, we’ve been there). Here’s to kickstarting sustainable change! Plus, Daphnie does her best Consumer Reports impression in our latest Listener Question.

Links in this episode: Fitness Blender free workout videosLivestrong free workout videosInfo on Daphnie's HIIT It! classes, Polar heart rate monitor under $70Garmin heart rate monitor with GPS for under $140

#061RR Eating Good and Cheap with Leanne Brown

Cookbook author and food advocate Leanne Brown tells us how her book Good and Cheap went from NYU thesis to Kickstarter phenomenon with a little help from Reddit. She explains why cooking can be extra stressful for people living at the poverty line and shares some of her favorite tips for eating well on $4 a day. Plus, what do “good” and “cheap” mean, really? The answers will be comforting.

Links in this episode: Leanne’s websiteBuy Good and Cheap on AmazonMore info on SNAP, NYU Masters in Food Studies programHow to use SNAP at NY Farmers Markets

#154 5 Tricks for Staying Present

Travel and parties and family get-togethers sound fun and we really look forward to them, but when we feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable, it can make those experiences stressful and we miss out on what makes them special. This week Daphnie and Joanna suggest five tricks to help you stay in the moment, whether you’re visiting someone for the holidays or having a conversation at a networking event.

Links in this episode: Hannah Aaberg writing about controlling her work email, Screen Time on iPhones, Amy Cuddy’s TED talk, Presence by Amy Cuddy, You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh

#153 IT Band

Have you ever gone for a run after a long break and felt pain in your knees after? That’s your IT band talking to you! Daphnie explains what the IT band is, why it seems to cause pain at the drop of a hat, and the cheap and easy solution to getting back on your feet in no time. Plus, we talk reality TV diets in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Good image of knee with IT band and bursas, How to foam roll your IT band, Our past episodes on Knees, Quads, Hamstrings, and Foam Rolling. Join us on Patreon!

#152 Gift Guide 2018

It’s the time of year for buying gifts for all sorts of people in your life, and the time of year for making a wish list for yourself! Our second annual “Just One More” gift guide is full of Joanna and Daphnie’s favorite fitness and nutrition related gifts that normal people won’t think are a bummer (or a fat-shaming “hint” that makes you want to punch something).

Here's our page of links to all of the products we mention in this episode!

#151 Isabel Foxen Duke: How to Stop Feeling Crazy Around Food

Have you ever felt like you can’t stop thinking about your food choices? Like no matter what you do, you can’t make the “right” decision? If you’ve ever started a new diet convinced it was going to change your life, or cycled through dieting and binging, or just feel like food and diets take up too much space in your brain, you’ve got to hear from Isabel Foxen Duke. Isabel tells her story and explains how she uses her own experience to help people stop feeling crazy around food.

Links in this episode: Isabel’s blog and website and email updates, Isabel’s video series Stop Fighting Food, Fat Activist Virgie Tovar, Intuitive Eating book



#150 Fitness is Funny

To celebrate our 150th episode, we’re taking time to laugh at our fitness foibles. Guest comedians Claire Yale, Emily Johnson, and Jenn Welch share hilarious stories of athletic hubris, and Daphnie and Joanna look back at the last three years of “Just One More”.

Links in this episode: More from Claire, Emily, and Jenn, Patch workout equipment in San Diego, Turbo Jam Cardio Party, Active.com

#067RR Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

We all want to eat better and spend less money, but let’s be honest: it takes a lot of preparation to eat at home in a way that really is cheap, nutritious, and doesn’t take one million hours. This week, Daphnie and Joanna share how they handle meal planning and grocery shopping, including their best tips and their many failures. Plus, Daphnie totally flips out over what Joanna found for this week’s “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Meal planning tips for familiesTodoist app10 crock pot freezer meals in under an hour, Joanna's favorite Indian food and Chinese food cookbooks, Dirty Dozen guide to pesticides and produce

#149 Noom and Weight Watchers

This week we’re breaking down two diet services that are being marketed to millenials: Noom and Weight Watchers (oh, I’m so sorry, “WW”). What do they claim to be? What are they, actually? Why don’t we need them, and if we find their offers compelling, what can we do instead? Be warned, sneaky diets that are trying to pretend they aren’t diets: Daphnie and Joanna are coming for you!

Links in this episode: Christy Harrison on Weight Watchers, Information about orthorexia from the National Eating Disorder Association, Health coach Holly Toronto, Isabel Foxen Duke’s blog, Food Psych episode on the problems with weight science, Smitten Kitchen, NYT Cooking



#148 Shoulders

We carry a lot on our shoulders these days: giant purses, laptops, and the consequences of bad computer posture and hours of cell phone use. It’s no wonder that a lot of us have shoulder pain! Daphnie helps explain what our shoulders are made of, what causes all that pain, and what exercises we can do to strengthen our body’s biggest and most complicated joints. Plus, we go taco crazy in “Best Choice”.

Links in this episode: How to find a PT near you, Dr. Laura’s website if you need a chiro in NYC, Joanna’s grown woman backpack, Popsocket phone grip, Our episodes on Chest Muscles, Triceps, Arms, and Back Muscles



#147 CBD

Everyone is talking about CBD. It’s exciting because it’s...weed...kind of? It feels a little illicit? But what is it really? It gets promoted as a miracle cure for everything, but is it even legal? Is it safe? Is it all just placebo effect? Daphnie and Joanna dig into the current research to try and clear the air.

Links in this episode: Articles Joanna used for research from the Harvard Kennedy School, NPR Shots blog, WebMD, and The New Yorker, Code Switch on marijuana and race, The New Republic on AA’s objection to using drugs to help drug addicts recover, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Our episode about inflammation



#146 Lunch

Lunch is the meal you eat in the middle of your day, but that means different things to different people. It can be at noon or 4pm, a frozen burrito on a “15” at your retail job or an expensive salad scarfed at your desk between meetings. We hear lots of ideas about how to be “good” at lunch, but Daphnie wants to talk about making lunch work for your lifestyle so that you leave lunch satisfied physically and emotionally.

Links in this episode: Joanna’s Pinterest board of packable lunches, Our episode on meal planning and grocery shopping, Great container for packing lunch, Or this one has an ice pack if you don’t have a fridge, Reusable straws, Travel silverware



#145 Calves

The more times you say it, the less it sounds like a word. Calves. Callllllvvvves. Caffs? The point is, we’re talking about the muscles of your lower leg. Daphnie explains the anatomy of the calves, why they’re important, how to strengthen them, and whether or not we can really change how they look. Plus: injury prevention tips!

Links in this episode: The anatomy of the calf, Video instruction on how to do calf raises, How to foam roll your calves and how to foam roll for shin splints