Pull-ups are one of those exercises that it feels like only Super Fit people can do. But there’s got to be a way for normal people to learn if they want, right? Daphnie reveals her deep dark pull-up secret and gives us her three step plan to building up to doing a pull-up of our very own. Plus, we reveal the “healthy” foods we won’t eat in “Real Talk”.
Exercise recovery has become a big industry, promising that even Normal People can get better results with everything from foam rolling to cryogenic chambers to “squeezy pants”. Didn’t recovery used to mean NOT doing anything? Science journalist and former elite athlete Christie Aschwanden digs into the science of recovery in her book Good to Go and lets us know which recovery strategies are actually backed up by science.
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? Continuing our “Diet Trends” series, we’re breaking down two diets that are popping on Google Trends, the Vertical Diet and Plant Paradox, and explaining why you don’t need to bother with either one.
Does Spring have you feeling like doing some spring cleaning on...yourself? Looking for ways to scratch the itch to “detox” without diets or juice cleanses or other things that are terrible for you? Our list of 10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life is full of satisfying ideas that are truly healthy (and hopefully sustainable). Plus, Daphnie answers a listener question about running strollers.
Links in this episode: Here are some good salad recipes that are Sweetgreen copycats: Guacamole Greens, Spicy Sabzi, Harvest Bowl, Earth Bowl. Great salad container for packing your lunch, Air filter for allergies, Salt block lamp, Mattress cover, Our Spring Break Workout episode
“Amy had a great rack. Then she got cancer.” Actress and writer Amy Marcs’s live show Nice T!its documents how losing her breasts to cancer affects how she feels about her body, her sexuality, her relationships, and more. We find out how a self-described private person ended up on stage talking about her breasts with complete strangers, and we get Amy’s advice for those of us who are supporting someone with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Links in this episode: See Nice T!ts live at The Triad in NYC on April 29th 2019, Nice T!ts website, Amy’s Doctors Karen L. Hiotis and Nolan Karp, Vinny Myers 3D Tattoos
To wrap up our Pregnancy Series, we’re talking to Real Life Mom Caitlin Kean (The Paper Year podcast) about pregnancy, birth, and all the unexpected complicated things that can happen after. From trouble with nursing to allergies to postpartum anxiety, Caitlin has amazing perspective and great advice on handling anything that comes your way as a new parent.
Links in this episode: The Paper Year podcast, Caitlin on Instagram, Information on Gestational Diabetes, Information on RhoGAM, Information on Tongue-Tie, Study on the relationship between lack of sleep and postpartum depression and anxiety, More on Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, More on the FDA-approved PPD drug, Park Slope Parents group
We’re continuing our Pregnancy Series with the Third Trimester! It’s the final countdown, but there’s still tons to do: baby is growing fast, with bones, brains, and more getting ready for the real world. Daphnie and Joanna talk about prepping for labor and delivery, from kegels to classes.
Links in this episode: More on the Third Trimester from What To Expect, Info on kegels from the Cleveland Clinic, Affordable birth classes and more in Brooklyn
We’re continuing our Pregnancy Series with the Second Trimester! The middle third of pregnancy gets called The Golden Trimester, but is it also kind of boring? Daphnie and Joanna cover what’s going on in terms of symptoms, what changes might be necessary at the gym, and what to do if a growing pregnant body brings up body image issues.
Links in this episode: Fetal development in the Second Trimester, Old Navy and H&M Maternity, Our episode on Chiropractic Care with Dr. Laura, Pregnancy pillow around $40, Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
The beginning of pregnancy is the First Trimester. So that’s the first three months, right? Wait, first 13 weeks? But hold on, when do the weeks start? Daphnie and Joanna explain it all, including what’s going on in a pregnant body, what symptoms come along for the ride, and what to think about in terms of fitness and nutrition when the thought of either of those things might make you want to vom. Plus, great early pregnancy resources!
Links in this episode: Menstrual cycle FAQ, Digital pregnancy test that Joanna likes, Info on ectopic pregnancy, Miscarriage risk by week, Expecting Better by Emily Oster, The Pregnancy Podcast and 40 Weeks Podcast
This episode is unlike anything we’ve ever done on Just One More. As part of our pregnancy series, we wanted to share a series of audio diaries from the last year in which we hear from someone who is trying to get pregnant (that would be...Joanna) with all the feelings and hopes and disappointments and weirdness that entails. We hope you like it!
To kick off our Pregnancy series, we’re revisiting this episode from May of 2016! Pregnancy is like a secret club where no one wants to tell you anything until you’re a member. Daphnie starts to break down the wall of secrecy by talking about how to treat your body if you’re trying to get pregnant, and how to stay fit and healthy throughout pregnancy. Plus, we talk about one of Daphnie’s favorite Power Foods!
Links in this episode: Environmental Working Group's resources on avoiding toxins, Info from Mayo Clinic on prenatal yoga, How to do the bird dog exercise, Coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes recipe, Vegan sweet potato chili, Turkey quinoa sweet potato chili, Sweet Potato Bisque with Corn and Jalapenos
Lots of us are paying for gym memberships where we show up, walk past all of the weight machines we don’t know how to use, and hang out awkwardly in a corner using hand weights. That’s fine! But if you want to up your level of gym mastery, Daphnie explains how to correctly use some of the most common machines at your gym, which ones she loves, and which are, in her words, “completely useless”. Plus: we get angry in “Rage Box”!
There’s a new eating disorder in town (yay?) and just like a lot of diets, it’s masquerading as a “healthy lifestyle change”. Orthorexia, an obsession with “proper” or “healthful” eating, can be as dangerous as Anorexia or Bulimia, but it’s completely normalized in our culture. We work through how to recognize it in ourselves and others and offer some resources for recovery.
Links in this episode: More on Orthorexia from NationalEatingDisorders.org, Food Psych podcast with anti-diet RD Christy Harrison, Registered Dietitian/Intuitive Eating Coaches Laura Iu and Valery Kallen, Health Coach Holly Toronto
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 Resch, Meditation teacher Susan Piver, Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chodron
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.)
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?”
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
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!
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
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”.