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”.
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 videos, Livestrong free workout videos, Info on Daphnie's HIIT It! classes, Polar heart rate monitor under $70, Garmin heart rate monitor with GPS for under $140
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.
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.
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?”
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).
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.
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”.
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 families, Todoist app, 10 crock pot freezer meals in under an hour, Joanna's favorite Indian food and Chinese food cookbooks, Dirty Dozen guide to pesticides and produce
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
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
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
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
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!
You asked for it! This week, Joanna and Daphnie answer questions from listeners, covering everything from avocados to spinning to what to do when you can’t motivate yourself to do any exercise besides yoga. Plus, Daphnie gets posh in “What Your Trainer Eats”.
You know that feeling when you’re 22 and just out of college and you start your first job and you aren’t feeling well and it turns out you have a brain hemorrhage and have to have brain surgery? Comedian and author Mimi Hayes knows that feeling! Mimi tells the story of her diagnosis and recovery in her new book I'll Be OK, It's Just a Hole In My Head, and she has great advice (and jokes!) for anyone dealing with brain injury or supporting someone going through it.
This week we’re keeping it short and sweet with Daphnie's Top 5 Tips and Tricks for living your healthiest, most balanced life. What do pizza demons, Bugle fingers, and weight room dudes have in common? This episode, that’s what. Plus, Joanna tries to wiggle out of exercising with her “Excuse of the Week”.
Links in this episode: Free online Tabata timer, Article from the Washington Post about the benefits of a cut-off time, Buy a wide mouth Nalgene for power water, Get a mouthpiece too so your fruit doesn’t hit you in the face
We’ve told our listeners to consider going to therapy a million times, but how do you figure out if therapy might be helpful to you? Psychotherapist Lindsey Pratt, LMHC, joins us to talk about signs that therapy might be useful, how to find a therapist that’s a good fit, how to break up with a therapist that isn’t working out, and (let’s be real) how to pay for it.
Links in this episode: Lindsey's individual practice website, Intuitive Healing Psychotherapy Practice website, Find a therapist anywhere in the country on Psychology Today, Find low-cost therapy options ($30-$50) on Open Path, NYC Mental Health resources