In episode 3 of this ‘simple series’, I discuss the importance of social occasions and social health. What I recommend NOT doing, and what to do instead if you want to support positive social health whilst concurrently not interfering with your healthy eating aspirations (weight loss included). The approach involves ‘living in the grey’ and finding your ‘social sweet spot’ that provides the best of both worlds. The process of working towards this includes a pre-social-occasion contemplating,...
Published 03/15/23
For episode 2 of the 'simple series', I discuss a basic checklist to consider if you're experiencing frequent gut upset or discomfort. It's a list of simple things to consider before you fork out big $$ on supplements, a naturopath, or start culling entire food groups from your diet.  As always, questions, and further discussion is welcome. Shoot me a DM on Insta @mackenziebaker_  
Published 03/09/23
Published 03/09/23
In episode 1 of the new 'simple series', I cover supplements. What, why, often unspoken cons/risks, and an evidence-based line of questioning to assess whether YOU should take a given supplement or not.  As always, questions, and further discussion is welcome. Shoot me a DM on Insta @mackenziebaker_  
Published 03/01/23
In Episode 88 of the Macabolic Podcast, I was joined by Shannon Beer and James Walsham to discuss whether body image issues and disordered eating is indeed prevalent male issue too (not just female). We discuss what it is to "be a man" and how hard it can be for any male who feels like they fall short of this "alpha dude".  We also discuss why it's especially difficult for males to speak up, be open and seek help from others in this context.  James and I largely provided our own personal...
Published 11/26/22
Do males suffer from eating disorders and body image struggles? Why do males counter barriers to express their struggles and seek support? Nick is an online CrossFit coach and endurance exercise enthusiast who’s experienced the dark side of training and eating for appearance motives. @nicholasgwhite @buffalotribeprogramming @mackenziebaker_ @fortitudenutritioncoaching
Published 11/19/22
EPISODE 86 OF THE MACABOLIC PODCAST WITH RICKY DANN IS LIVE. Ricky went from being an avid consumer of ‘self-help’ content who just spoke about all his great ideas without taking action. To a guy who goes out of his way to challenge himself. It all started with Ricky completing an Iron Man. Now Ricky is doing a PhD, and running an action sports nutrition company. @rickydan_ @surfscience_ @mackenziebaker_
Published 11/12/22
Dr Olly is a great example of how you can overcome personal perceived limitations by finding something you truly believe in, sticking to your guns, and giving it a RED HOT CRACK. It was this that took Dr Olly from being a high school failure to a pioneer in surfing academia, and now an industry leader in strength and conditioning for board sports. @farley_performance_training @mackenziebaker_
Published 10/30/22
In episode 84 of the Macabolic Podcast I was lucky enough to be joined by Corinne Wooden (@corinnewooden ) to discuss her journey through bodybuilding, doing a PhD, and powerlifting, and how each phase affected her values, relationship with food, body image and more.   We also discuss what Corinne has learned throughout her experiences and how important it is to ensure any goals you might have, will actually enhance your life.  
Published 05/25/22
In episode 83 of the Macabolic Podcast I was joined by Josh Smith who is the founder of Fortitude Nutrition Coaching and Hero Nutrition Mentoring to discuss why the “tough love” coaching approach where clients are shamed, and belittled for non-adherence and slips ups… Is bad for results, bad for business and an indication of flaws in the coaches ability… not the clients lack of discipline and motivation.
Published 05/18/22
EP 82. Alex Rodriguez - Is dieting just a recipe for an eating disorder?   In episode 82 of the Macabolic Podcast I was lucky enough to be joined by @arod_nutritional for a chat about the link between wanting to change your body through nutrition and disordered eating risk.   Is fat loss and dieting simply a recipe for an eating disorder, or is there more to it?   Does the anti-diet movement have any valid points?   How can you weigh up whether a fat loss goal will actually enhance...
Published 04/22/22
In episode 81 of the Macabolic Podcast, I sit down with Tyson Brown to discuss nutrition and social media. A key topic we fleshed out was comparing and contrasting 3 different approaches to social media that nutrition professionals may take. 
1) Simply keeping to yourself. 
2) Constructive messages when you don’t agree with something.
3) Aggressive call-outs. Best, Mac
Published 12/19/21
In this episode I cover. 1. Define nutrition tracking. 2. Identify the benefits and times where tracking is helpful. 3. Identify the negative of macro tracking. 4. Explore the connection between macro tracking and disordered eating and whether it’s a driver or just ‘there for the ride’. 5. Define intuitive eating including its 3 primary principles. 6. Identify the benefits and times where intuitive eating has utility. 7. Discuss whether initiative eating can be considered a ‘weight...
Published 12/02/21
In episode 79 of the Macabolic Podcast I was lucky enough to be joined by Dr Zoya Huschtscha (@nourished_by_science ) who is Victorias strongest women, a sports dietitian, and a PhD researcher. We discuss training and nutrition around the female menstrual cycle and how it’s a bit of a gamble to be applying blanket approaches to all females at this point in time. That and plenty more. I hope you enjoy the episode.
Published 08/17/21
In episode 78 of the Macabolic Podcast, Adv Sports Dietitian Alicia Edge discusses her experiences, observations, and opinions around Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S), Low Energy Availability (LEA), and the largely unspoken deep dark effects of blanket Calorie tracking recommendations. Alicia on Instagram: @compeat_nutrition
Alicia’s website: https://www.compeatnutrition.com/ Mackenzie on Instagram: @mackenziebaker_
Published 07/07/21
In episode 77 of the Macabolic Podcast I was lucky enough to be joined by Alan Flanagan (PhD[c]), who you might know as “that science, quack asylum guy” from Danny Lennon's Sigma Nutrition podcast, to clear up the confusion around ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ fats.⁠ Alan’s website: https://www.alineanutrition.com/ Alan's Instagram: @thenutritional_advocate My Instagram: @mackenziebaker_
Published 06/30/21
In episode 76 of the Macabolic Podcast, I was joined by @denver_steyn who is one of Australia’s OG flexible dieting proponents, and longest-serving online coaches.
Published 06/23/21
In episode 75 of the Macabolic Podcast, Shannon Beer (@shannonbeer_ ) and I discuss motivation, what it is, the different types and how YOU can identify deeper more meaningful point of motivation, that promote longevity and long lasting commitment. This includes, ideas and even ‘tips’, that will help you stay true to your nutrition related goals. This includes reacting and responding to lapses, and slip-ups.
Published 06/06/21
In episode 74 of the Macabolic Podcast, myself and Alex (@aussiesportsnutritionist) cover some of our favourite non-tracking weight loss nutrition strategies. We also explain how PT’s can apply nutrition guidance to help their clients get better results, whilst staying with in their legal scope off practice.
Published 05/17/21
In episode 73 I was joined by Josh Smith. Sports nutritionist and founder of Fortitude Nutrition Coaching. Josh uses his relatable and understandable approach to nutrition communication to explain how the ‘clean foods only’ mindset of many dedicated athletes can be harmful, and what to do instead. Follow FNC on Instagram @fortitudenutritioncoaching and follow myself @mackenziebaker_
Published 05/04/21
In episode 72 of the Macabolic Podcast Janina ’@Naturally_Nina’ Gelbke reflects on her nutrition journey through severe disordered eating, and an obsessive ‘all or nothing’ approach to food, that negatively impacted her life throughout her childhood and teenage years. Follow Nina at @naturally_nina on Instagram, and follow myself @mackenziebaker_
Published 05/02/21
Do big Calorie deficits, and fast weight loss increase the risk of weight regain? As part of a Master’s research project, I sought to review the current literature assessing magnitude and prevalence of weight regain after either an assertive or conservative weight-loss diets, which as a result saw either “fast or slow(er)” weight loss. Follow me on Instagram @mackenziebaker_
Published 04/29/21
In episode 70 of the Macabolic Podcast, I run through a proposed 3-phase, step by step blueprint taking someone from “weight loss specific eating with tracking” to “weight neutral, non-tracking, intuitive, maintenance eating” in a matter of ~8 weeks. I hope you gain some value from listening.
Published 03/17/21
In episode 69. I was lucky enough to be joined by Phil Smith (@sportplus_performance) who is Sports Nutritionist, with an athlete client focus as well as an assessor at Sports Nutrition Association. 
Published 12/20/20