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Limited Time Offer! Semester Start Coaching Available

I am offering a Semester Start Coaching Package to help you get fit and centered before the semester begins! What you get in this offer: 4, 45-minute coaching sessions, scheduled either weekly or bi-weekly A dedicated app where you can track your progress Between session text coaching with me What you can expect from this package: Discover simple ways to eat healthier and move more Learn practical strategies for better sleep and stress management Experience Read more…

A New Day for AcademicFit!

AcademicFit has a new look and a new way of doing things! Don’t worry, you’ll still get the same great academic content about Fitness and Wellness in the Ivory Tower and Beyond. However, there will be more opportunities for you to get involved. Stuff like: Ads for things I like (while I will earn a percentage for each one you buy, know that these are things I recommend and use myself) Opportunities for self-guided courses Read more…

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SSRIs, Weight Gain, and the State of the Evidence

Considering the shame and stigma around mental illness and mental health in general, I’ll come out and say it: I have clinical depression, anxiety disorder, binge eating disorder. As a result, I take medications to control them. One of them is a SSRI. I’ve tried out a number of them, and because I have competing illnesses, none of them have quite fit the bill. I also want to preface this blog with some values statements. Read more…

Stress, COVID, and Why You Can’t Shed those Pounds (hint: it isn’t willpower!)

June, 2021 update: I realized I published this one in haste and it has links to blogs that I’m made sound like evidence. As we know, blogs are not good science, but are nice ways to disseminate what is being published. If we are staying true to the message in the peer reviewed article. My apologies for violating my own code of ethics on that one… Anyone else wishing for a good, old-fashioned snow day? Read more…

More Updates on the Journey

I am now a Certified Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach. Finished it on Thanksgiving. While the scale hasn’t budged much and I’m still not 100% where I want to be, I’m happy to say that I feel better about my relationship with food. Precision Nutrition has a saying something like “food is not a moral issue.” For many of us, we grew up hearing quite the opposite. Don’t eat that, you’ll get fat. Fat is Read more…

Fusion and how it gets in the way of our goals – or, how to live with our worries without them getting in the way

Last time we were here, I promised to get into fusion and why it is such an issue. First, let’s define fusion. Fusion is that pesky little voice telling you those not-so-nice things. They are also faulty rules that we follow, even though they don’t help us. Some examples of fusion are: I’m never going to be able to stick to this eating plan. I’m too fat to go to the gym. People with my Read more…

Updates on the Journey and Exciting News

It has been a while since I first told you all about my journey into Pn1. I’m still working on that certification. And while I haven’t yet lost any weight, there are good things that are happening on the journey. I’m getting my chronic binge eating disorder under control. It’s been almost two weeks since my last hardcore binge on anything. I’ve also changed some medication which may be an establishing operation, but I think Read more…

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