You guys feel that excitement? via GIPHY Because we do! via GIPHY We’re about a month out from our Love Yourself Healthy Retreat at H3! So, right now, we’re putting the final touches on our sessions to make this an event that you’ll leave you feeling not just more empowered and confident, but also supported and grounded in the belief that you GOT THIS. And, of course, in the fact that you can create and live a healthy life on your terms that you freakin’ love, no matter your size or goals. Because, girl, you deserve that. Get the deets…

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As a health and fitness professional, I initially thought it was nice that my doctor’s office started sending me helpful emails about making healthy food swaps and adding more steps into my day shortly after my last regular check-up. Then, I came to discover that it was actually an automated response to the body mass index (BMI) number that was calculated during my last visit. My doc’s system thought I was “overweight.” I typically carry about 145 pounds on my 5’2″ frame. That gives me a BMI of 26 — which is “overweight” according to the chart. But I’m also…

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Our podcast guest today, Stefani Ruper, is not only the co-author of Coconuts and Kettlebells: A Personalized 4-Week and Fitness Plan for Long-Term Health, Happiness and Freedom, the founder of Paleo for Women, and the co-host of the Well-Fed Women Podcast (which is already super-impressive if you ask us!), but she is also currently working on her PhD in philosophy at The University of Oxford and living a very “Harry Potter-ish” existence — complete with all-night study sessions at the library and a cafeteria lifestyle. (One of her higher education pals’ printer even makes an appearance in this ep!) As…

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We talk a lot about how being fit doesn’t “look” a certain way. And this guest post from Kim Holmes, an online fitness coach and founder of My Fit Coach, drills down into why exactly that is. There’s a lot of pressure to look fit — especially “bouncing back” after birth — and Kim helps busy working moms care for their bodies (and minds) through online fitness, nutrition and mindset coaching. As a mom of two young sons herself, Kim understands that you don’t have hours to spend at the gym or meal-prepping. Check out and join her free Facebook…

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We recently had a discussion off-air about our disappointment in the way some personal trainers and gym instructors seem to be using old-timey talking points that incorporate body-, age-, and fat-shaming as a part of their interaction with members. And, as you’d imagine, we had thoughts about it. A lot of ’em. So we decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of bringing in a guest for this ep, we thought we’d pick up that discussion and share it with you all. So, in this ep, you’ll get lots of Margo, Jenn, and Kristen, as we talk about outdated ideas…

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Repeat: This is not a weight-loss program. via GIPHY After months of doing these Tell It Like It Is episodes and posting about all things sneaky diet culture, we know one thing to be very, very true: You are not your weight. You were put here to do bigger things than worry about dress size, and your health has very little to do with the number on the scale. via GIPHY Okay, fine, that’s three things. But they’re all so important. And they’re what led us to create Love Your Body. Love Your Life, our healthy living IRL online class — with ZERO dieting,…

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You’ve watched our Tell It Like It Is videos. You’ve read our posts. You’ve listened to our podcast eps. And you are READY to kick dieting, all-or-nothing thinking, and any type of “change” that masquerades as healthy but is really just diet culture (remember, dieting goes by MANY names) to the curb. via GIPHY Yes! High-fives all around! via GIPHY But, now what? via GIPHY Now that you know how to spot diet culture in all of its forms and you’re ready to take your power back, what do you do? What can you do? How to Take Your Power…

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This is what we’d like to do to diet culture. via GIPHY And we are BY FAR not alone in this fight. There are a ton of amazing people who we listen to, read, follow, and generally want to high-five every darn day. We’ve already shared a few resources on what diet culture is and how “fit” doesn’t look a certain way, and we’ve had some awesome podcast guests discuss it, too. We’ll be sharing even more resources in the weeks to come, but here are 21 of our fave anti-diet accounts to follow on Instagram. Each of them drop non-dieting…

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If you loved the first half of our interview with Patricia Moreno, creator of IntenSati, then Part 2 is gonna rock your socks, because none of us — Patricia included — hold anything back. Patricia was, at one point, the highest paid instructor in New York City and consistently rated as “best instructor” year after year by top media outlets — but secretly, she was depressed and pursuing the notion of “thin at any cost.” Part 1 of this interview gets into how she shed her “fat-phobic” mentality and changed her life for the healthier, and in Part 2, we get into how…

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We’ve been writing a lot more about diet culture these days. And while a lot of us are on the fad-diets-don’t-work-and-aren’t-worth-it train (choo, choo — and yay, yay!), it’s important to be aware that diet culture is sneaky. And it’s everywhere. And there are loads of ways for it to work its way into our lives (and heads) without us even knowing it — and that’s what we want to dive deeper into right now. Because, not to be dramatic, but this is the stuff that affects our daily lives, choices, and even our self confidence (not to mention our ability…

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