HUFFPOST PERSONAL 01/25/2019 09:00 am ET By Latoya Shauntay Snell, Guest Writer Last year, I completed two 50Ks and four marathons ― three of which were done within a two-month span. And just a week before I participated in the New York City Marathon, I also completed my first 100K ― the Javelina Jundred event in the Arizona desert, which involves running roughly 62 miles. This year I signed up for 10 marathons and a 50-miler, and I intend on running in my first 100-miler. Still, despite earning over 100 finisher medals and completing close to 200 running, cycling and obstacle course racing events over a span of five years, the internet police continue to remind me to lose some weight. I’m an unapologetic 5’3, 242-pound road and trail ultra runner from Brooklyn sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE running shoe company, and I am continuously fat-shamed. On Jan. 3, I posted a video on my Instagram account of my fitness regimen. … [Read more...] about I’m Running 10 Marathons This Year And I Still Get Fat-Shamed. Here’s My Response.
While everyone has been harping on about the benefits of complex high fat, low carb eating regimes, new research suggests that a much simpler approach might actually be the answer to living longer. In a major new study, conducted over almost 40 years, published in The Lancet, a high-fibre diet was associated with reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and cancer. Dietary sources of fibre include fresh fruit and veg, whole grains, pulses and nuts. Foods like lentils, kidney beans, artichokes and avocados, are particularly rich in fibre, which can aid digestion and prevent constipation, while also making you feel fuller for longer. The review, which was commissioned by the World Health Organization and carried out by researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand, looked at 185 observational studies and 58 clinical trials. It found that people who ate the most fibre had a reduced risk … [Read more...] about 6 simple food swaps for a high-fibre diet
Eat what you feel like, when you’re hungry. It may not sound radical but in terms of weight-loss mantras it’s about as far from the calorie-counting, scale-monitoring, portion-controlling faddy diets of yore as you can get. But get used to it, because instead of the swathe of new miracle diet books which are inevitable at this time of year, the most-talked about titles at the moment focus on rebooting our relationship with food by embracing “intuitive eating”. This month sees the release of How to Feel the Fear and Eat It Anyway, by Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison; Conquering Fat Logic: How to Overcome What We Tell Ourselves About Diet, Weight and Metabolism, by Nadja Hermann, and Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Get Your Shit Together Around Food, by Laura Thomas — which has had Instagram in a frenzy with its no-BS approach to “#nutribollocks”, and the idea that we just need to trust that our bodies know what we need to eat, … [Read more...] about Your guide to 2019’s no-diet ‘diet’ movement
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 01/04/2019 08:30 am ET Jamie CattanachGuest Writer In the fitting room of a Limited Too in Miami, I told my mother, You’re hurting me. She was sausaging my body into an American flag T-shirt in the largest size they sold. She was trying to help. In the third grade, I’d pore over their catalog for hours, longing not only for the bohemian-chic bandana halter tops but for the body that would allow me to wear them. The T-shirt was for a patriotic school event, red, white and blue temporarily replacing our khaki-based uniforms. I ended up wearing something else. After spending my entire childhood inside an obese body, I finally lost 80 pounds in my early 20s, having thought I’d already tried everything. I’d said as much to my boyfriend at the time, who would frequently remark on the attractiveness of other, thinner women. He assured me that it was all just thermodynamics, that I could lose the weight if I “really wanted … [Read more...] about This Is What No One Tells You About Massive Weight Loss
Good things come in threes: breakfast, lunch and dinner, the original Star Wars trilogy, Atomic Kitten. Indeed, any pompous hack worth his daily salt intake will happily point you towards the lofty concept of “omne trium perfectum”, which roughly translates as “three is fine and dandy”, or “if it ain’t broke, why fix it”? So what’s behind the rise of the “fourth meal”? The idea emerged from Waitrose’s annual Food & Drink Report, essentially translating as an extra snack, be that an al desko protein ball or a pre-bedtime slice of banana bread. There are 21,203 posts about the #fourthmeal on Instagram, lending some substance to the theory. Actually, it’s not altogether an awful idea. A fourth meal encourages us to be more forgiving of ourselves, eschewing rigid diets and fasts. Re-establishing a healthier relationship with our food is laudable — must it always be so guilt-inducing? — and … [Read more...] about The rise of the Instagram-approved ‘fourth meal’