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”.
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