#137 5 "Healthy" Ideas to Ignore

Ideas about health and fitness change fast. Sometimes the science gets better; other times, corporations just want to sell you new stuff. This week we make a list of things that were, or are, advertised as “healthy” that you should feel free to ignore completely. Plus, Daphnie works the lats in “Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise”.

Links in this episode: Intuitive Eating book, Food Psych podcast, Kellogg brothers book, Steel cut oats recipe, Breakfast quinoa recipe, Science against diet soda/artificial sweeteners

#108 5 Ways to Thank Your Body

It’s easy to be mad at our bodies. Why can’t they look the way we want them to? Why don’t they run faster? Why aren’t they stronger? Why do they still operate based on Caveman rules? But our bodies are INCREDIBLE! Here are 5 ways to thank your body for the incredible job it does of keeping you alive. Plus, if you don’t have time for a Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving, Daphnie has some alternate ideas in “Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise”.

Links in this episode: "In the Service" podcast, More info on the fear/disgust over holes and dots, USDA food safety tips, America's Test Kitchen on keeping your sink clean (via Splendid Table), Presence by Amy Cuddy

#103 Eating for Power: Fall

It’s the fall edition of our “Eating for Power” series! Time for apples, squash, Brussels sprouts, and weather cool enough to make us want to use our ovens again (finally!). In this episode, Daphnie explains what it means to eat for power, and she and Joanna share some of their favorite powerful autumn recipes. Plus, Daphnie gets creative in “Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise.”

Links in this episode: GrowNYC's chart of what produce is in season, Fuchsia Dunlop's Smothered Rainbow Chard with Garlic, Shakshuka with cabbage, Kung Pao Brussels sprouts, Beet quesadillas, Eggplant pasta sauce, Smokey egplant dipInfo on air chilled chicken, Sheet pan fajitas

#091 Eating for Power: Summer

It’s the summer edition of our “Eating for Power” series! Time for corn salad, gazpacho, and getting WAY too excited about green beans. In this episode, Daphnie explains what it means to eat for power, and she and Joanna share some of their favorite powerful summer recipes. Plus, Daphnie gives us some alternatives to holding planks forever in “Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise.”

Links in this episode: GrowNYC's chard of What's In Season, Food waste documentary Daphnie mentions, How to use collard greens as wraps, Smoothie recipe that uses yellow squash, Tomato sauce recipe that doesn't make you peel the tomatoes, Food mill, Daphnie's gazpacho, Frosé (Frozen Rosé) recipe

#084 Breakfast

Everyone’s always yelling at us to eat breakfast, but, like, why? What’s the big deal? Daphnie explains why you’re “screwing yourself over” if you don’t eat breakfast, and she and Joanna brainstorm the only list of breakfast ideas you’ll ever need. Plus, a special appearance by Daphnie’s husband Stuart in “Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise”!

Links in this episode: More on how sumo wrestlers gain weight by skipping breakfast, Joanna's favorite nutty granola recipe, Crustless spinach quiche recipe, Greek yogurt chocolate banana muffins recipe, Freezer breakfast sandwich recipe (not sure it's a good idea to microwave them with the plastic wrap on, but you do you)Freezer breakfast burritos

#078 I'm So Sore

We all want to get more exercise, but the thing is, when we exercise, we get sore. Which is good, right? But also, bad? It feels kind of bad? But maybe it’s good for us? This week, Daphnie explains what getting sore really is, whether it’s good or bad, and how to take care of ourselves when it happens. Plus, we work our arms and shoulders with Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise!

Links in this episode: Pushup progressions, Lunge progressions

#063 Oil

Hanukkah and Christmas are right around the corner, so this week we’re talking about oil! Daphnie tries to convince us to ditch our oil-free diets and explains which oils have health benefits and which we can leave on the shelf. Plus, we prep for holiday travel with Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise. Grab a jelly donut and take a listen!

Links: How olive oil is madeCoconut oil pie crust recipe, Olive oil cake recipeDaphnie's favorite coconut oil, Nordic Naturals Fish Oil with Vitamin D, Online Tabata timer

#009RR Thanksgiving

It’s Turkey Lurkey Time! Otherwise known as Food Guilt and Family Stress Time. Joanna and Daphnie break down how can you fully enjoy your Thanksgiving without feeling overly stuffed, or overly guilty. Are mashed potatoes really so bad? Can stuffing come from somewhere other than a box? How can I go for a Turkey Trot when I have 15 houseguests? (Answers: No! Yes! We’ll tell you!) Plus, Daphnie shares her favorite exercise for when you’re traveling.

Links from this episode: Stuffin MuffinsJoanna's favorite pecan pie recipeCranberry Sauce from scratchJalapeno Cheddar Corn Bread recipe , Video of rocket squats

#052 Stress

Stress: we’ve all got it, and some of us are pretty proud of ours. It means we’re super successful and important, right? Actually, stress has some pretty negative effects on the body. In this week’s episode, Daphnie explains how our bodies are trying to help us with stress, why it’s actually hurting us, and what we can do to help let go of the stress we create for ourselves. Plus, we do a REALLY FUN PUSH-UP in "Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise".

Links: Our episode about Inflammation, 4-7-8 breaths, Push-up with shoulder taps

#044 Snacks and Treats

Snacks and treats: are they the same thing or is there a difference? We get told all sorts of conflicting info about snacking: are we supposed to never snack or eat six small meals a day? Daphnie clears up the confusion, offers up her favorite satisfying snack options, and talks about how to know when to treat yourself. Plus, Joanna loses her breath doing Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise.

Links: Eggs episodeVideo of Daphnie's Favorite Exercise

#036 Ow My Back

Sometimes it seems like everyone has back problems, doesn’t it? Backs are complicated (so many muscles PLUS a spine!) but there is a lot we can do to try and keep ourselves pain free. Daphnie explains some back anatomy (backnatomy?) and gives us some easy tools for preventing and treating pain. Plus, we learn another one of Daphnie’s Favorite Exercises.

Links in this episode: Spinal Anatomy image, Back Muscles Anatomy image, Stiff by Mary Roach, Superman form, Plank form, Side plank form, Single leg bridge form, Our Ab episode, Superman lat pulldown

#028 Sweet Tooth

Do you have a sweet tooth? It’s OK! It seems like the entire internet is telling you to “quit sugar”, but in some deep part of you, we think you already know that’s unrealistic. Daphnie tells us why we crave sweet treats, what kind of sugar we really should cut out, and how to make sustainable changes without giving up our afternoon cookie. Plus, we learn another one of Daphnie’s Favorite Exercises!

Links in this episode: video of bent over dumbbell row form, info on artificial sweeteners from Harvard School of Public Health

#017 Winter Meals

Winter eating is hard: your caveman body is biologically preset to want to stuff itself with heavy breadfoods. What can we do to avoid the Extra Winter Layer? Daphnie shares her 5 Winter Metabolism Hacks to help trick your body out of hibernation mode.  We talk about foods that are appropriate for winter AND good for your body so that you don’t feel like you have to slog through a February of cold salads. Plus, Daphnie teaches us one of her favorite exercises.

Links in this episode: Eater's Winter Vegetable Roasting Tips, Every Grain of Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop, Food Matters Cookbook for that awesome Curried Tomato Soup recipeThis slow cooker costs less than $25, This is the fancy one Joanna has, Food Network slow cooker recipesRainbow plank video


#009 Thanksgiving

It’s Turkey Lurkey Time! Otherwise known as Food Guilt and Family Stress Time. Joanna and Daphnie break down how can you fully enjoy your Thanksgiving without feeling overly stuffed, or overly guilty. Are mashed potatoes really so bad? Can stuffing come from somewhere other than a box? How can I go for a Turkey Trot when I have 15 houseguests? (Answers: No! Yes! We’ll tell you!) Plus, Daphnie shares her favorite exercise for when you’re traveling.

Links from this episode: Stuffin Muffins, Joanna's favorite pecan pie recipeCranberry Sauce from scratch, Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Bread recipe , Video of rocket squats

#004 Routine

Part of becoming more awesome is setting up an exercise routine. (We know, we know. Becoming more awesome is hard and annoying.) What are some good ways to make it easier to make time for working out? How often do we really need to be doing it? And, for us normal people...what if you miss a day and break your routine? Plus, Daphnie talks us through her favorite exercise (here’s a GIF of her doing it forever without stopping!)