Why Is Adulting So Challenging? Ft. Professor Scott Barry KaufmanDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Aleen and Sami are back and chatting about maintaining resolution momentum after the new year begins. At 8:15 they discuss the recent viral Buzzfeed article on burnout, adulting, and the challenge of doing simple tasks. Is there anything worse than setting out to do something and then you can’t remember your password? At 26:00 a listener writes in to ask about trying to start the keto diet with her boyfriend when he refuses to actually change his eating habits. At 33:00 they start a new segment called “Non-Scale Win of the Week” followed by a Would You Rather? At 47:45 they are joined by Professor Scott Barry Kaufman of Barnard College who is an expert in the science of well-being, creativity, and self-actualization.
The New Years Resolutions EpisodeDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen kick their new year off by reflecting on 2018. With so much focus on keeping resolutions they feel that it's important to take a look back on accomplishments before moving forward. At 13:30 they reveal some 2018 accomplishments from DST listeners that range from taking better care of one's self to holding one's self more accountable financially. At 23:00 they talk about prioritizing cooking at home to make their diets and lifestyles more healthy. At 26:45 a listener writes in wondering how to stay motivated on fitness despite staying the same weight after an 8 week fitness program. At 33:30 they reveal their resolutions for 2019. At 49:30 they ask the listeners what they should resolve to change directly related to DST in 2019. Thanks to our sponsor! Hourglass- Discover Hourglass and experience unparalleled, next-generation performance by visiting HourglassCosmetics.com/DST, and use promo code DST to get free shipping with your purchase of a full-sized Caution Mascara!
Can I Still Be Gross If I Move In With My BF? Ft. Done and Done HomeDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen host the last DST of 2018. In the spirit of starting fresh in the near year, they start by talking about Sami’s new living situation. Sami is moving in with her BF and wants to know if she can still be gross. Aleen assures her that she can. At 13:50 Aleen talks about her experience with organizing her new apartment with her fiance in hopes to keep a full time commitment to cleanliness. At 23:00 they’re joined by Kate Palowski and Ann Lightfoot of Done and Done Home. Done and Done helped Aleen organize her new apartment with Rusty and feels the weight of intense clutter lifted off her shoulders. At 28:30 they talk about the mental benefits having an uncluttered home. At 35:40 they talk about best practices for people who want to attempt to organize their homes themselves. At 51:10 they talk about why organizer instagrams are fun to stare at. Thanks to our sponsor, Emmy's Organics.
Which Brands Are The Most Inclusive Ft. Katie SturinoDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back and they’ve got the giggles. With guest Katie Sturino of the “Make My Size” movement joining them later in the show, they start by applauding Netflix for being a company inclusive to more normal body sizes. Sami thinks that Netflix is at the forefront of a movement of normalizing female characters with real bodies in TV and film. At 17:50 they talk about the difference in “thin” expectations for children and adults. A thin adult doesn’t necessarily make a healthy one. At 26:10 they are joined by Katie Sturino. At 34:00 they talk about Katie’s “Make My Size” movement which started after she was tired of designers only making clothes for sizes 12 and under. At 51:30 Katie explains how voicing your frustration to brands actually helps make a difference in what they produce.
What’s So Great About Squats?Diet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back after balling out at a celebration dinner at Del Posto. After the dinner they've realized that they don’t know as much about wine as they think they do. At 5:30 they discuss how the depleting energy of the winter stunts their motivation to go out and do anything. At 10:50 they dispel the myth that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At 14:05 they are joined by Jared Stein. Jared trained Aleen for a long time until she moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan. At 18:25 Jared explains why CrossFit has the reputation of being a cult. At 24:30 Jared explains the best way to avoid injury while crossfitting, whether you’re an overzealous athlete or not. At 33:00 Jared explains why squats are such an essential part of a good workout. At 37:10 Jared explains the three energy systems and how they’re different. At 52:00 Jared explains why nutrition and sleep are essential to staying healthy while crossfitting.
Thin Does Not Mean Healthy Ft. Professor Lisa SassonDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Aleen and Sami are back. They’re joined by NYU nutrition and food professor, Lisa Sasson. Lisa’s field of expertise is breaking down foreign cultures through their agricultural techniques and dietary habits focusing primarily on Italy and Israel. At 9:30 Lisa explains that the Mediterranean diet is not just about eating fish and olive oil, but also about the social aspect of the lifestyle of the region which helped people stay healthy and stress free. At 14:00 they discuss the most reasonable way to eat locally grown fresh food in the US. At 25:00 they compare and contrast the Japanese diet and the Mediterranean diet. At 27:20 Lisa explains the importance of eating traditional foods from one’s culture to preserve healthy family food memories. At 34:30 they talk about the pros and cons of the Nordic diet. At 40:00 they talk about the importance of changing the ease of American living for the sake of society’s environment and food quality.
It Costs Way More To Make Your Own Almond MilkDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Aleen and Sami are back with a long overdue no guest pod. Sami saw herself on TV and has finally made the realization that she’s not fat and feels great about it. At 11:05 Aleen reveals that she’s lost 11 pounds despite the chaos of the book tour. At 16:40 they recap Thanksgiving and Aleen’s unique strategy of sitting far enough away from the serving plates that she couldn’t reach them. At 21:00 they talk about the impact of Seamless and how cooking at home has helped them both stay in check. At 26:30 they talk about orthorexia, the new eating disorder that obsesses over all food intake being “pure”. At 31:40 a listener writes in wondering what the best way to balance intuitive eating with social obligation. At 36:25 a listener writes in wondering how to stop self sabotaging and emotional eating. At 44:30 a listener writes in looking for tips on how to nix her stress eating. At 48:30 a listener writes in wondering how to motivate people close to her to lose weight without being annoying. At 55:10 a listener writes in wondering how to settle into her new skin after a recent weight loss without feeling she has to lose more weight.
Ok But Like...What’s A Thyroid? Ft. Dr. Bojana JankovicDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Aleen and Sami are back. They’re joined by board certified internist Dr. Bojana Jankovic who’s here to clear up all questions thyroid related. At 10:00 Dr. Jankovic explains what a thyroid is and what it actually does. At 20:30 Dr. Jankovic explains the impact that stress has on how your thyroid performs. At 26:30 Dr. Jankovic breaks down the process for taking steps for diagnosis if you believe you have a thyroid problem since no one seems to know warning signs. At 36:45 Dr. Jankovic explains what insulin is and what role it plays in diabetes. At 49:00 Dr. Jankovic gives her recommendation for preventative measures to take to avoid physical problems with your thyroid.
How Do I Not Eat 13,000 Calories On Thanksgiving Ft. Max LugavereDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back and they’re joined by DST fan favorite, Max Lugavere. At 6:00 Max explains his philosophy on the importance of maxing out your protein intake. At 14:45 they talk about Thanksgiving plans and how to feel relaxed about eating a big meal on the day. At 22:00 Max explains the best ways to control your eating on Thanksgiving. At 28:15 they talk about their Thanksgiving foods. At 35:15 Aleen proposes a new strategy for holiday portion control. At 47:00 they talk about the idea of rewarding their bodies with a Black Friday workout to feel better after a Thanksgiving feast. At 55:50 they discuss the practice of advertising unhealthy food to American public. Thanks to our sponsors Living Proof Tomboy X Teami Blends
Instagram Knows When You’re Hovering Ft. Dr. Emily WeinsteinDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Aleen and Sami are back and they’re joined by Harvard University research fellow, Dr. Emily Weinstein. Dr. Weinstein specializes in the research of social media’s effects on mental health. At 3:30 they talk about the difference between active and passive social media use citing that passive use can make you feel extremely disconnected. At 10:00 they explain the struggles of capturing data analysis because social media is changing so rapidly for each generation so interpretation of social media has become a variable as opposed to a constant. Sami and Aleen are shook at the drastic change in social media platforms since they were 18 years old. At 18:30 they talk about the fact that because of social media, children’s social maturity is coming of age earlier than ever. At 38:00 Dr. Weinstein explains that she’s actually more worried about the effect of video games on the psyche of young men than the effect of social media on young women. At 44:00 they talk about what the social media landscape might look like for the next generation.
You Can’t Be Healthy And Fun At The Same Time Ft. Jared FreidDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back and they’re joined by FOB Jared Freid. Jared feels as though he has had the same type of body image problems that Sami and Aleen have and has become extremely resentful of people who don’t constantly think about food. At 9:30 Jared explains that he believes that every guy cares about how they look but don’t talk as openly about it. At 15:30 they talk about the importance of having a healthy day to start the week to stay on target. At 21:20 they talk about night time eating and how their emotions dictate their cravings. At 26:00 Jared explains that he thinks the difference between male and female outlooks on body image is that men are more likely to be called fat to their face. At 44:00 Jared talks about the struggles of battling the bulge while working the road as a comedian. At 55:00 a listener writes in wondering how to muster the confidence to go on dates when she’s not feeling thin.
How Do We Stop Trying To Be Perfect? Ft. Dr. Lara DevganDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Aleen and Sami are back and they’re talking all about plastic surgery. Aleen got a breast reduction in 2015. She says it was the best thing she ever did. It’s helped her fit into clothes better since her body is now more proportional. At 5:30 Sami reveals that she got a nose job when she was in highschool and it was a painful process that took more than one attempt to get correct. They agree that they feel a pressure to be perfect, a feeling that goes beyond just appearance and spills into professional life. At 20:25 they are joined by Dr. Lara Devgan. They discuss the connection between plastic surgery and a positive, healthy psychology. At 35:50 they talk about “snapchat dysmorphia” which is the phenomenon of people wanting their face to look more like a snapchat filter. At 44:00 they talk about the impact social media has had on plastic surgery. At 49:40 they talk about the reality of plastic surgery addiction. At 51:00 they talk about the best way to vet a plastic surgeon that you want to hire.
You Can Decide To Have Confidence Ft. Claudia OshryDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back. They open the show with a tip of the hat to world mental health day, a day in which celebrities took social media to confess their struggles with mental health and raise awareness. They try to match the celebrity with their anonymous mental health related post. At 22:00 they discuss how big of an impact social media has on women’s anxiety to be perfect. Sami thinks we’ll never actually know for sure how bad the psychological damage is because “big social media” will never allow us to know. At 30:00 they’re joined by Claudia Oshry who informs them that diet is now a trigger word. At 34:30 Claudia explains that she was sent to weight loss camp when she was a child. At 43:20 Claudia explains how she became the girl with no job. At 52:30 Claudia explains how she deals with Instagram trolls and haters. At 58:15 Claudia explains where she gets her confidence from.
Live Every Day Like 2018 Gaga Ft. Kelsey WellsDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back with a lot to say about “A Star Is Born”. Aleen is dumbfounded and impressed by Lady Gaga’s raw talent. At 7:30 Sami explains that she feels as though the expectation of women is maturing in the entertainment field and Gaga’s turn to more cerebral, introspective music is a perfect example of that. They both feel like it’s becoming more acceptable for women to shed light on themselves that allow them to express vulnerability. At 32:50 they talk about how grateful they are to have not had social media when they were in 8th grade because of how hard it would have made socializing. At 39:40 they’re joined by Kelsey Wells who talks about rehabilitating the way she felt about herself after having her first child. Nutrition helped Kelsey get her body back after child birth but more importantly, helped her beat her anxiety and feel better about herself. At 1:06:05 a listener writes in wondering how to get back into shape both physically and mentally after giving birth.
How To Drink On A Diet Ft. Carolyn BrownDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back and they’re learning how to control their party habits. Aleen says her tolerance for alcohol is declining rapidly in comparison to what it was in college because she’s getting drowsy taking Advil. Sami admits that she’d rather eat her calories than drink them anyway. At 24:50 they’re joined by nutritionist Carolyn Brown. At 30:00 Carolyn explains how to reign in your drinking while you’re on a diet. At 46:00 they talk about choosing your vice explaining that being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun. At 47:45 a listener writes in wondering how to get drunk in a low calorie way.
I’ve Never Been On A Diet Long Enough To Plateau Ft. Tracy Lockwood BeckermanDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back and they are joined by DST’s resident dietician and friend of the show, Tracy Lockwood Beckerman. At 5:00 they break down the complicated world of macros. At 14:45 Tracy explains the three body types while Sami and Aleen try to figure out which one they are. At 22:05 Tracy explains what a weight “set point” is and how they always lead people down the road to say “fu*k it” on their diets. At 38:30 they dissect the long term effects of “yo-yo” dieting. At 50:45 Tracy lays out options for how to eat healthy on a budget.
Is The Body Positivity Movement Actually Helping People? Ft. Tess HollidayDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back and they’re feeling spunky, or is it, funky? At 5:50 Aleen explains her frustrations in looking for a wedding dress assuming that most dresses she sees on her Pinterest boards are not going to fit her the way they’re advertised. She wonders why boutiques can’t make dresses shaped differently to fit a broader range of sizes. At 14:00 Sami theorizes that Tess Holliday’s “Cosmo” cover is only the beginning of plus sized bodies showing up on the cover of major magazines. At 20:21 Tess joins them and explains her long journey to becoming a Cosmo girl and a prominent figure in an extremely competitive industry. At 35:25 Tess responds to the theory that body positivity contributes to obesity.
The Gym Is Just A Room Full Of Insecure People Ft. Jordan SyattDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back and they’re pumped to have a brand new facebook group for all the Diet Starts Tomorrowers. At 7:45 they recap their calorie counting woes and agree that they’re not going to keep dreading happy moments because they don’t feel thin enough for them. At 20:20 they talk not caring about how they look in group photos because they realize its something they can't control. At 23:00 Aleen notices that even if she isn't losing weight, shes definitely witnessed an improvement in gut health which has made a huge difference in how she feels. At 31:30 they’re joined by Jordan Syatt who explains how wrestling and power lifting put him on the path to learning about training and nutrition. At 38:15 Jordan dispels cross-fit and training urban legends. At 1:02:00 a listener asks what to do to get rid of the guilt of a missed workout
Fu*k I’m Gonna Have To Weigh Myself Ft. Dr. Brian LevineDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back. After Aleen was open about her struggles last week, Sami is now the one wrestling with her diet demons. With the book tour coming up, Sami finds herself counting calories again, a practice that she had hoped to banish from her mind with intuitive eating. At 14:45 Aleen talks about her experience with her new health coach who is helping her hit her health goals. At 24:03 Dr. Brian Levine joins them. At 28:40 Dr. Levine explains what it means to be fertile? Being fertile as a couple also includes the man’s sperm. At 32:05 Dr. Levine breaks down the benefits of being on the pill. At 45:25 Dr. Levine explains that egg freezing success rates have increased significantly as technology has advanced. This episode is brought to you by Leesa. Don’t miss Leesa’s limited time Labor Day Sale! Extended now through September 13: Get up to $235 off and free shipping on the Leesa mattress at Leesa.com/DST and enter promo code DST at checkout.
The One Where We Talk About Plant Based Nutrition Ft. Dr. Danielle BelardoDiet Starts Tomorrow add
Sami and Aleen are back and they have a lot of feelings. Aleen confesses that she’s feeling burned out by trying to stick to the plant paradox. She’s also feeling pressure to lose weight for her wedding while Sami is just trying to have a healthy mental approach to nutrition. At 8:30 Aleen admits that she wants a lifestyle change, not just a crash diet. Sami is holding strong with intuitive eating, feeling like she’s finally starting to develop a healthy relationship with food. They feel as though there’s no perfect diet but maybe the answer is to piece together the information they’ve gathered from past guests and mold something close. At 22:00, Dr. Danielle Bellardo joins them to talk about the benefits of a plant based diet and how to stay healthy when eating vegan. This episode is brought to you by Leesa. Don’t miss Leesa’s limited time Labor Day Sale: Get up to $235 off and free shipping on the Leesa mattress at Leesa.com/DST .