#040RR Salt

Salt warnings are going on to menus in NYC, but what’s the big deal? Do we have to resign ourselves to a lifetime of bland scrambled eggs? Daphnie explains the difference between sodium and salt, where all that extra sodium in our diets is coming from, why that can be a bad thing, and how we can avoid it. Plus, we investigate the “21 Day Fix” in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: NYC's sodium warning labeling law



#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



#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



#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!

#013RR Top 5 Tips and Tricks

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

#140 Caffeine

We all have a friend who is giving up caffeine and is sooooooo pleased with themselves, but do we really need to do that? What IS caffeine and what is it actually doing to us? Daphnie gives us the information we need to make our own choices. Please, please, please, Daphnie: don’t take away our coffee!

Links in this episode: More on whether or not caffeine can be addictive, Caffeine amounts in different drinks

#129 Healing Headaches with Jan Mundo

Headaches and migraines aren’t just “in your head”; they can seriously affect your overall health, not to mention happiness. Headache coach Jan Mundo has been treating headache sufferers, including herself, since the 1970s, and her new book, The Headache Healer’s Handbook, offers a holistic, somatic approach to migraine relief and prevention. Jan walks us through how migraineurs can investigate headache triggers and be our own best advocates.  

Links in this episode: Jan’s website, Jan’s book, The Farm, More about Suzuki Roshi and "beginner’s mind"Moving for Life classes

#127 Wellness for Every Body with Chelsea Burrell

“Wellness spaces” can be less than welcoming, especially if you don’t see other people who look like you in class (or even on the posters). Personal trainer, nutrition coach, and marketing expert Chelsea Burrell of Leah B. Wellness talks with us about her experience as a curvy, multicultural fitness enthusiast and professional, and she offers advice on how we can make the world of wellness open to people of all races, sizes, and life experiences.

Links in this episode: Chelsea’s website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Nutritious Life StudioSplendid Table piece about restaurants and race, The Bradley Method birthing classes

#89RR Weird Diets We've Done

The world of fitness and nutrition is wide, and it is 90% completely insane. Totally rational people do crazy things because they saw them in a magazine or on Pinterest. Joanna and Daphnie are no exception! This week, we talk about the weirdest things we’ve ever done in the name of “health”. Then, we open things up to our listeners and things REALLY get wacky! Plus, Daphnie turns into a Green Goddess in “What Your Trainer Eats”.

Links in this episode: National Eating Disorder HelplineNational Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine

#122 Fitness, Nutrition, and the Brain

We try not to play favorites, but let’s be honest: the brain is the most important organ in the body. So why do we talk so little about how we can take good care of it? Daphnie explains how we can use nutrition and exercise to supercharge our brains for focus, memory, and even happiness. Warning: science ahead!

Links in this episode: More on sugar and the brain from Harvard Medical School, Spark by John J. Ratey MD with Eric HagermanMore on exercise and depression, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Wendy SuzukiHealthy Brain, Happy Life by Wendy Suzuki, PhD  

#121 Your Gut Microbiome with Dr. Gabi Fragiadakis

We have 10 times more microbial cells in our body than we have human cells. What are they all doing there? Dr. Gabi Fragiadakis, post-doctoral researcher in Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, sheds some light on what the microbes in our gut are up to, how they might be affecting our health, and what scientists think we should be eating to keep our microbiome happy.

Links in this episode: Diagram of the GI tract, More info on the mouse obesity fecal transplant experimentMore on the microbiome in babies delivered by c-section, Breastfeeding and the microbiomeThe Good Gut book, The Sonnenburg Lab

#115 What's the Deal with Dairy?

Dairy is one of those foods that people are always swearing off for one reason or another. So what’s the real story? Should we be avoiding dairy or not? Are some dairy foods healthier than others? Daphnie gives us the scoop (like ice cream, get it?)

Links in this episode: Mars Cheese Castle, More on how the government promotes milkCornucopia Institute's ratings of different organic milk brands, Environmental Working Group's milk ratings, Our episode where we talked about Bulletproof Coffee

#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

#085 Stay Fit At The Office

If you work in an office, it feels like all the chips are stacked against you in terms of feeling awesome: sitting all day, endless snacking, lack of sunlight, blech. How can we address the fitness and nutrition challenges of a 9 to 5 job without looking like a crazy person? Is sitting the new smoking? WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP BRINGING BAKED GOODS? Don’t panic, we’re here for you.

Links in this episode: Mayo Clinic on the dangers of sitting, CNET on how to set up your workstation ergonomically, Here are the laptop stand and keyboard Joanna uses, 5 apps to help with eye strain and taking breaks, Our episode on setting up an exercise routine

#082 Eating for Power: Spring

Food is fuel AND fun! As the seasons change, how can we make our food work for us, rather than treating it like the forbidden fruit? (No fruit should be forbidden!) Daphnie explains what it means to eat for power, and she and Joanna share some of their favorite powerful spring dishes. Plus, Daphnie ruins Joanna’s life as usual in “Excuse of the Week”.

Links: Bok choy stir fry recipe, United States of ArugulaMore-Vegetable-Than-Egg Frittata recipeChicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry

#075 Mindful Eating

If Daphnie goes out of her way to request that we cover a topic on the show, you know it’s gonna be good. In this episode, we talk about how mindful eating means getting away from our screens and getting in touch with our hunger. Does the idea of eating lunch without your phone make you squirm? You’re going to want to hear this one.  

Links in this episode: Intuitive Eating website, Intuitive Eating book

#072 Should You Track Your Macros?

This week's episode is inspired by a listener question about tracking macros. Tracking what now? Daphnie gives us the rundown on macronutrients and micronutrients, what they do for our bodies, and how we get them. Then, we tackle the question of tracking. When does it help? When might it be hurtful? What are some good strategies for tracking safely? Time to find out!

Links in this episode: Our episodes on Fat, Carbohydrates, and Protein

#067 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 families, Todoist 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

#061 Eating Good and Cheap with Leanne Brown

This week, Joanna interviews cookbook author and food advocate Leanne Brown! Leanne 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, we promise.

Links: Leanne’s website, More info on SNAP, Buy Good and Cheap on Amazon, NYU Masters in Food Studies program, How to use SNAP at NY Farmers Markets

#056 Pumpkins Apples and Spices

This time of year, anyone who’s producing #content is posting fall recipes. We’re...also doing that. But this isn’t just seasonal fluff! Daphnie explains the actual health benefits of your favorite fall foods and why they’re not just delicious but also nutritious. So grab a PSL and let’s get cozy! Plus, Daphnie faces her toughest “Best Choice” yet: McDonald’s!

Links: Recipe for Orecchiette with Pancetta, Pumpkin, and Broccoli Rabe, Recipe for Gnocchi with Squash and Kale, Best apple picking near NYCU of M Apple Development, Apple pie smoothie