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Author: Hannah Magee and Tareq Yousef

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Join Registered Dietitian Hannah Magee and neuroscience PhD student Tareq Yousef every week for a one-hour food fight against diet culture and its fake science messages.
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There are TONS of protein supplements (protein powders) on the market. Whey protein, plant-based protein, collagen protein, and many variations in between. How does one go about choosing the best protein powder for their lifestyle? What should you look for in a protein powder, and what should you avoid?  Will a protein powder even benefit you and your goals? Press PLAY to find out! BS of the Week: Magnesium supplementation for better it a thing?!PS - This is the last episode of season 3! We'll be on hiatus the next few weeks, so make sure to catch up on all the episodes you may have missed in the meantime! We love you all!Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:Eleat Sports Nutrition WebsiteNSF Sports Certification -  Certified ProductsUnlock Food: Facts on Sports SupplementsMagnesium FactsheetIron deficiency anemia induced by magnesium overuse: a case report  (Sugimoto & Yamada, 2019) Whey protein isolate or concentrate combined with concurrent training does not augment performance, cardiorespiratory fitness, or strength adaptations (Forbes & Bell, 2020)
What happens to our minds when we restrict ourselves from food? Believe us: a LOT! Hannah and Tareq share seminal experiments and more recent research into the world of restriction and how it affects our psychology. From binging to feelings of guilt and the infamous binge-restrict cycle, this episode breaks it all down. The conversation ends with some recent work into calorie restriction mimetics... a new path forward or hype?Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:Caloric Restriction Mimetics against Age-Associated Disease:Targets, Mechanisms, and Therapeutic Potential (Madeo et al., 2019)The Relation of Dietary Restraint and Affect with Food Choice and the Experience of Guilt after Eating (De Young et al., 2019)Psychological Consequences of Food Restriction  (Janet Polivy, 1996)The Effects of Under Eating (National Centre for Eating Disorders UK)The Psychology of Hunger (American Psychological Association, 2013)The Biology of Human Starvation (Keyes et al., 1950)
Hannah surprises Tareq with a not BS of the week at all! This week, the No BS Nutrition duo tackle an advice question from a listener all about what to do if diets have failed you. Hannah and Tareq talk setting goals, self-love, and the kind of company you want to keep around. You won't want to miss this episode!If you're interested in future friendly advice episodes, DM us on Instagram, Twitter, or send us an email at us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuro
This episode is all about ways to cook & prepare vegetables that are so NOT boring. Hannah & Tareq outline their favourite tips for storing, prepping, and cooking vegetables that will help them taste great and help you save on time, money, and food waste. Woohoo! They also read a super sweet listener review (shoutout Remy!). BS of the Week: "Sarah's Program" have to hear this one.Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:I can't in good conscience link "Sarah's Program" but it's easy to find online if you're curious behind my dramatic reading. -TareqJames Fridman’s photoshops 
Hannah and Tareq dig deep to find out... how to pronounce Optavia (!)  while also discussing the unfavourable aspects of this crash diet. Is it safe? How is it run? What's the evidence for any efficacy? Join them this episode to find out!BS of the Week: Wine and Egg dietFollow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinksRandomized controlled trial assessing two commercial weight loss programs in adults with overweight or obesity (Arterburn et al., 2019)The Optavia Program: Could the Cake Boss be Wrong? - Abby Langer NutritionI Tried a 70s Diet Where I Only Ate Eggs and White Wine for Three Days - Aleksandra Bliszczyk for Vice
Why We Don't Recommend Noom

Why We Don't Recommend Noom


Curious about Noom? Press play!Hannah tested out Noom and Tareq dug into the literature so that they could bring you ALL the tea about Noom. Is it really the last weight lost plan you'll ever need? Is it as "anti-diet" as it claims to be?  Is all the talk about being "psychology-based" legit or total BS? Listen and find out!BS of the Week: Raw WaterFollow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:Mimi Launder: “The raw water movement is incredibly ridiculous and incredibly dangerous”New York Times article: Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid“Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Health Coach-Delivered Smartphone-Guided Self-Help With Standard Care for Adults With Binge Eating” (Hildebrandt et al., 2020)Binge eating and binge-eating disorder in Black women: a systematic review (Goode et al., 2020)
Let's talk Diet Culture! No wait... Actually, let's not and say we didn't. Hannah and Tareq tell you all about how they deal with people bringing up diets in social situations. It can be a bother but it's something anyone can overcome with time and a little help. Pick up some tips and tricks from their conversation!BS of the Week: Intuitive FastingFollow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:How to Spot Fake Intuitive Eating - Evelyn Tribole
Is WW a Diet?

Is WW a Diet?


In this highly requested episode, Hannah and Tareq and talking about WW (aka Weight Watchers re-branded). While they claim to be focused on "health and wellness" versus weight loss, is WW really any different from the weekly weigh-ins and counting points? Is it a diet or is it really a lifestyle? What constitutes a diet anyways? What does the research say regarding the sustainability of Weight Watchers? Press play to find out!Also, if you can't sleep... just eat some kiwi! It helps with that! Or is that just a rumour? Find out how one teeny tiny study can snowball into claims like this in the BS of the Week.Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:Colleen Christensen YouTube Video: A Dietitian's Honest Weight Watchers ReviewFruit and Vegetable Consumption and Their Polyphenol Content Are Inversely Associated with Sleep Duration: Prospective Associations from the UK Women's Cohort Study (Noorwali et al., 2018)The effects of kiwi fruit consumption in students with chronic insomnia symptoms: a randomized controlled trial (Nodtvedt et al., 2017)Transient elevation of serum 5-HIAA by dietary serotonin and distribution of 5-HIAA in serum protein fractions (Tohmola et al., 2015)The Guardian: Eat yourself to sleep: the foods that can help get a good night’s rest by Emine Saner
What's your "desert island food"? Hannah and Tareq dive their forks into potatoes, roast chickens, raw meat, and bananas. But not all at once. The Monotrophic or Mono diet has been regaining popularity. What is it? And more importantly... why is it...? Eating one thing at a time? Disordered? Lacking nutrients? Let's find out together.BS of the Week: Celery Juice Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:Mimi launder for The Independent "This is what would happen to your body if you only ate meat" Eating Only One Food to Lose Weight Is a Terrible Idea by Susan Rinkunas WTH is the Mono Diet And Can It Help You Drop Pounds? by Krissy Brady - Women's HealthIs Celery Juice a Sham? by Dawn MacKeen - The New York Times
Tareq and Hannah talk all things MEAL PLANNING & MEAL PREP. They share their favourite tips and tricks to make planning meals and prepping food a more enjoyable experience that saves you time and money throughout the week! They also discuss a FAQ: How does meal planning fit into intuitive eating? Press play to find out!BS of the Week:  NeuroGum, a new line of chewing gum and breath mints that claim to improve brain function.Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:Williams et al., 2019: The Effects of Green Tea Amino Acid L-Theanine Consumption on the Ability to Manage Stress and Anxiety Levels: a Systematic ReviewHepsomali et al., 2020: Effects of Oral Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Administration on Stress and Sleep in Humans: A Systematic Review
No BS Nutrition is joined by Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS. Alissa is a nutrition therapist and a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. During these times when the racist history and patriarchal ideals of what our bodies ought to be are the most troubling, many of us may be turning to healthier and less problematic approaches to our relationships with food. Alissa coaches clients in this manner and is bringing her expertise to her new book, out February 9th. Hannah and Tareq pick Alissa's brain on topics ranging from body image to intuitive eating. The conversation also touches on things like the neuroscience of habituation and the constant pivoting of diet culture--we hope you enjoy!Follow Alyssa on Instagram and Twitter and get your hands on her new book, "Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life"!Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuro
Captain's Log... Day 2839274. People are still out here passing off unsubstantiated claims as healthy diets.Hannah and Tareq get into Eat Like A Bear... a bit of OMAD... a bit of Intermittent Fasting... a bit of Keto... it's got everything! But does it have... science? Or any substance at all? What does it even mean to have a PhD anymore... Find out and listen now! BS of the Week: The demonization of processed foods.Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:Diurnal Intermittent Fasting during Ramadan: The Effects on Leptin and Ghrelin Levels By Alzoghaibi, MA (Alzoghaibi, Mohammed A.) et al. An evolutionary perspective on nutrition and social decision making byCharles L. Raison and David A. Raichlen 
The latest celebrity weight loss success the media is raving about? Rebel Wilson. The diet she credits for her success? The Mayr Method. Celebrities like Rebel love the Mayr Method... but should you? Let's talk about it! BS of the Week: The GOLO for Life 30-90 day program. How ironic?Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:Mayr Method: What You Should Know About The Diet That Helped Rebel Wilson Lose Weight - Eating WellThe Mayr Method is Medieval Torture in the 21st Century - Abby Langer NutritionWhat is the Mayr Method Diet? Breaking Down Rebel Wilson's Weight Loss Program - Good Housekeeping
Kisses to you, Kuties! Hannah and Tareq bid adieu to the family that's kept the world going for 84 seasons (is that right?). The Kardashians have touched your lives in some form or another, we promise. Fashion, pop culture, social media, cosmetics, and of course... diet culture! There's some troubling stuff going on... bible!Hannah recounts the best and worst (jk all of them are worst) diet Kardashian Kulture moments from KUWTK, and from the socialites' personal business ventures. Then, Tareq asks: "What is FoodGod?" He also asks, "why?"Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:"LA times: From Kim Kardashian’s bestie to dining deity: The rise of Foodgod"  By: Andrea Chang & Jen Harris 
A highly requested episode all about...THE KETO DIET. We talk about everything from the origins of keto, why people aren't *actually* achieving ketosis,  and the limitations of doing keto.BS of the Week: So you've heard of probiotics, but what about SYNBIOTICS? Tareq talks about Seed, the latest wellness supplement for total health that all the influencers are taking, and why it may not live up to its claims.Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:Gupta L, Khandelwal D, Kalra S, Gupta P, Dutta D, Aggarwal S. Ketogenic diet in endocrine disorders: Current perspectives. J Postgrad Med. 2017 Oct-Dec;63(4):242-51. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_16_17. Shafique M, Russell S, Murdoch S, Bell JD, Guess N. Dietary intake in people consuming a low-carbohydrate diet in the UK Biobank. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2018 Apr;31(2):228-38. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12527. Epub 2017 Dec 13.  Natalya F. Giroux for “The Keto Diet and Long-Term Weight Loss: Is it a Safe”
Hannah and Tareq are getting cozy before the New Year kicks in, and that means talking about New Year's Resolutions! Big goals, little goals, diet goals -- what's in and what's out? We talk sustainable and realistic resolutions and we talk capitalist sabotage of our nutrition health! That's right! Big Cashew, we're on to you!!! Is the holiday season a time for companies to further take advantage of people through the rusty and scratchy talons of diet culture? We dive into the research. What's your New Year's Resolution?BS of The Week: Modere Trim. No, apparently this goopy pink stuff isn't pepto bismol and it's deifnitely NOT pudding. Is it going to make you lose weight fast and give you amazing skin??? Hannah checks the fine print!Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:“Making New Year's Resolutions that Stick: Exploring how Superordinate and Subordinate Goals Motivate Goal Pursuit” (Höchli, Brügger, & Messner, 2020)“Cigarette Advertising to Counter New Year’s Resolutions” (Basil, Basil, & Schooler, 2000)“New Year’s Res-Illusions: Food Shopping in the New Year Competes with Healthy Intentions” (Pope et al., 2014)“New Year's resolutions: A large scale randomized controlled trial” (Oscarsson, Rozental & Andersson, 2017)
Hannah and Tareq get into the sirtfood diet. It's all based on promoting the activity of molecules in our body called sirtuins. Promises of weight loss... longer life.... gorgeous skin... what's new? We'll get into it. It's one of the current popular celebrity diets of choice! Should you be on it too? JK we would never recommend a fad diet. But, we WILL break one down and talk about the nutrition science behind it! Also listen to us try to figure out what the Krebs cycle is... If you got this far, DM us what project you've given up on. Thanks, Lauren!BS of the Week: Bloating. Hannah tells us all about why feeling bloated isn't always a bad thing and why our obsession with "de-bloating" remedies has gone too far. Listen up!Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks:“Is there really any science behind the Sirtfood diet?”Matthew Haines“Impact of Nutrition on Short-Term Exercise-Induced Sirtuin Regulation: Vegans Differ from Omnivores and Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians” (Potthast et al., 2020) The Sirtfood Diet: Everything You Need to Know - Jenny ProudfootAnd in honour of Lauren's genius:Follow Lauren’s Instagram: @tastingtothrive_rdSubscribe to Lauren’s Youtube Channel
Join Tareq and Hannah for another diet review! This week, we're reviewing 75 Hard - the "mental toughness" (*insert eye-roll*) challenge that went viral on TikTok during quarantine. Is 75 hard a legit challenge worth trying or just more diet culture in disguise?BS of the Week: Tareq (a vision neuroscientist, after all) answers the question we've all been curious about - Do blue light-blocking glasses really help you sleep? Can they also protect your health? Press play to find out!Follow us!Instagram: @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuro @nobsnutritionpodTwitter: @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuro @nbsnpodLinks:Everything You Need to Know About The "75 Hard Challenge" Trending on TikTok by Taylor Andrews for Cosmopolitan"Blue light has a dark side" “Relational body image: Preliminary evidence that body image varies within a person from one specific relationship to another”
No BS Nutrition is back for a third season! We love you and appreciate you being here! We are lucky to start off with an interview with the magnetic Ianne Fields Stewart, Founder of The Okra Project. The Okra Project is "a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them."Check out and donate to The Okra Project HERE.BS of the Week: It's Tik Tok duet time, and Hannah is calling out BS nutrition claims including that dairy is inflammatory. Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroLinks: Follow Ianne Fields Stewart!!!The Dairy Dietitian on InstagramDairy products and inflammation: A review of the clinical evidence (Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2017 Aug 13;57(12):2497-2525).
In this episode Tareq and Hannah discuss the new edition of the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines. They review some favourable changes to the guidelines - including a chapter about weight bias and a new way that the authors are defining obesity. Then, it's time for a Q&A! You asked, and we answered your questions!Follow us on Instagram: @nobsnutritionpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow us on Twitter: @nbsnpod @hannahmagee_rd @tareqneuroFollow our Youtube ChannelLinks:Obesity not defined by one's weight or size, new guidelines say - The Globe and MailCanadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice GuidelinesEducator resources (for students): The Science of Obesity: 
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