Weekly Dose of Knowledge Bombs

Go ahead, call me a slacker.

I’ve been neglecting this series for quite a while now, but I figured now is a good time to bring it back from the dead.

There are some outstanding articles (and other cool things) to share this week, so I don’t want to waste too much time blabbering in the intro. I’m running on two hours of sleep and way too much caffeine, so let’s get this thing over with, shall we?

Should We “Just Say No” to Moderation? by Lindsey Schnell

Just when you thought the diet industry was out of scapegoats, some have taken to blaming “moderation” for causing many of the issues we face today; namely weight struggles. Yes, because encouraging a balanced lifestyle that allows enjoyment and flexibility is such terrible advice. Nonsense.

Moderation is not just some silly excuse to gorge on “junk food”.

It is, however, a call to stay away from extreme ends of the dietary spectrum. And as Lindsey points out in her post, moderation is different for everyone, and as always, personal preferences should be taken into account.

Just read the post, it’s excellent.

Full Disclosure Fitness Podcast with Tom Venuto

Tom Venuto is a legend in the fitness industry, and it was great listening to him and Jay talk shop. Tom is the author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, one of the more popular fat loss ebooks to date. The print version of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is available December 10th, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

Also, if you don’t listen to the Full Disclosure Fitness podcast regularly, I highly recommend that you start. Jay is extremely practical with his recommendations, and all of the information he provides is bullshit-free.

This episode with Tom Venuto is no exception. Give it a listen.

7 Easy Tips You Can Use to Stop Binge Eating Today by Armi Legge

Having struggled with binge eating in the past, this post really hit home.

Armi touches on some practical tips that can help you avoid the ruthless temptation to binge your face off. And guess what? One of the tips is to be flexible with your dietary habits! Moderation, anyone?

As usual, a great nonsense-free, evidence-based post from Armi.

Honest Book Covers from Mike Howard

Okay, this is straying off track from the articles and podcasts, but trust me, it’s totally worth it.

Throughout the week, Mike Howard (check out his website here and his Facebook page here) has been making some “adjustments” to popular diet book covers, and…they’re funny as hell.

But they’re not just good for entertainment value. I honestly believe that poking fun at these nonsensical books that contribute to the spread of false ideas is extremely productive, especially for those who have accepted these books as gospel at “face value”.

Below are a few examples of Mike’s handy work:

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Pure awesomeness.

Well, that’s all I’ve got for this week. If you enjoyed the post, feel free to share it via social media to help spread these excellent posts/hilarious pictures.

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