Today’s episode is going to be all about my health and fitness-specific hot takes. Just like with any of my “RANT” episodes, I’ll be sharing my unfiltered opinion on certain things. I love these episodes because it gives me the freedom to just talk, and not guard myself so much. SO that’s what we’re gonna do today.
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- What a hot take is (0:46)
- There is a difference between body composition changes and health (3:14, 4:44)
- There is a difference between being a really good coach and being a really good marketer. (8:14)
- Hot take: you don't need a million certifications to become a coach (11:05)
- Hot take on water intake (20:25)
- Hot take on organic food (22:06)
- Hot take on hormone hacking (24:18)
- Hot take on detoxes and cleanses (28:17)
- Hot take on wearable technology (29:19)
You're listening to Biceps After Babies Radio episode number 248.
Hello and welcome to Biceps After Babies Radio. A podcast for ladies who know that fitness is about so much more than pounds lost or PRs. It's about feeling confident in your skin and empowered in your life. I'm your host, Amber Brueseke, a registered nurse, personal trainer, wife, and mom of four. Each week, my guests and I will excite and motivate you to take action in your own personal fitness as we talk about nutrition, exercise mindset, personal development, and executing life with conscious intention. If your goal is to look, feel, and be strong and experience transformation from the inside out, you, my friend are in the right place. Thank you for tuning in, now let’s jump into today’s episode.
What a hot take is 0:46
Hey, hey, hey, welcome back to another episode of Biceps After Babies Radio. I'm your host, Amber Brueseke. And today is bouncing wow-wow hot takes. So if you don't know what a hot take is, I actually spent 20 minutes last night at the kitchen table with my husband and my 15-year-old daughter trying to make sure that we could understand what a hot take was and explain it to y'all because when I put up on my– okay, let me back up. I put up my stories. I asked, “Hey, I'm gonna do a podcast episode. Give me my hot takes. What do you want me– what things do you want me to give hot takes on?” And some people submitted, but there were plenty of people who had no idea what a hot take was. And so I realized I had to back up a little bit and explain what a hot take was. Okay, so a hot take is usually somewhat of an opinion. It's not something based on science. It's an opinion. And it's usually kind of an inflammatory opinion or a controversial opinion. Maybe that's a better way to describe it. And people can debate back and forth about whether that's actually right or wrong. And they're fun because they're usually a little controversial. There are definitely gonna be people who are gonna disagree with me doesn't make me right or wrong. It's just what is my hot take on some of these things. And they're interesting to hear and talk about with people.
Health and fitness hot take is 2:10
So that's what I'm going to be doing. This is going to be a health and fitness-specific hot take. So I got some submitted that where somebody wanted to know my hot take on hocus pocus because that's culturally relevant right now. But I'm not going to do that today. I'm going to focus most of these things on the realm of health and fitness. And there are a lot of hot takes that I have, apparently. As people started submitting things, I was like, “Oh, yeah, I have really strong opinions about that.” And that's what I'm going to be sharing today. Again, just like any of my rants, I labeled it as a rant episode because a hot take is kind of inherently a rant. It's just me sharing my opinion, saying unfiltered how I feel about something. And you guys tend to like my rants. So if you enjoy this episode, you can scroll back through the episodes. There are plenty of other rants where I kind of take off my filter, speak a little bit more openly, and I labeled those as rants because then it kind of I feels like it gives me the freedom to just be able to talk and not have to guard myself so much. So that's all we're gonna do today.
My hot take on artificial sweeteners/diet soda 3:14
So like I said, I put this up in my Instagram stories, and I had you guys submit what you wanted to hear my hot take on. And by far, the number one thing that was submitted was my hot take on artificial sweeteners/diet soda. And so that's what we're gonna start with. My hot take on it is that they are not bad and they are not good. One of the things that I'm very clear on, and I actually just talked to my MACROS 101 clients about this today, is that there is a difference between body composition changes and health. And one of the things that I think that we do a lot in society is confabulated those two things. We take those two things, body composition, and health and we collapse them down. And so we say silly things like, “I lost weight and thus, I automatically got healthier.” Or “She's thinner so now, she's healthier.” Or “They've gained weight and so now, they're unhealthy.” And while there is somewhat of a link between body fat and health, it is not a direct link like a lot of people think in their minds. If it was, then literally every pound that you added, would make you unhealthy. That much unhealthier and every penny loss would make you that much healthier. And of course, we know that that's not true because somebody who weighs 45 pounds and as an adult is very unhealthy.
Separate out body composition and health 4:44
So I think one of the things I like to help clients do is to really start to separate out body composition and health, they aren't the same things. So in terms of body composition, artificial sweeteners and diet soda are not going to impact your body composition. It's not going to change the amount of fat that you're able to lose. It's not going to increase, or change the amount of muscle you're adding to your body. It's not really going to impact your body composition. But body composition is different from health. And I don't think most people would argue that diet soda is health-promoting. I wouldn't argue that I think when I drink Diet Coke, that it is health-promoting. But I think a lot of people think it is health-demeaning. It is negative for your health. And I tend to look at it more as a lot more neutral. It's not health-promoting. I don't think it's the devil. I don't think it's gonna kill you. I think there were lots of studies people reference back to studies that were done with aspartame and feeding mice and killing the mice. But the doses that they were giving the mice with aspartame had way more than you would ever eat or drink in a can of soda, or even if you drink three cans of soda. So anyway, I digress. But there has been a lot of fear-mongering in terms of artificial sweeteners. And then being the devil and it's really gonna– it's gonna kill you all and all those things. And I just don't buy into that. I also, let me just say, it's gonna shock a lot of you, I'm really into moderation. I look at the overall and the overall number of health-promoting behaviors that I do. I'm involved in, and I weigh them all out. And so maybe drinking diet soda is not health-promoting. But I don't think it's health-detracting. And I also think in the context of the whole entire day. It's like if I'm drinking one diet soda a day, I really just don't see that as a problem, personally. So my hot take diet soda: awesome. I personally drink probably about a Diet Coke a day. Just being real. Just being honest.
My hot take on Coke versus Pepsi 6:54
Which leads to my next hot take: Coke versus Pepsi. And my hot take is that Pepsi tastes cleaner and is disgusting. Why would you drink that? That's my hot take. I really do though. Pepsi tastes cleaner to me. Like I'm drinking cleaner. Why do you like that? That's gross. And I much prefer– I actually don't actually like real Coke. I only like Diet Coke. Is that weird? I don't like the flavor of real Coke. Funny story. Over the summer, we had a family reunion. And we did an experiment where I think we had Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Pepsi, and Diet Pepsi, in five unlabeled containers. And each of us took a turn going up and like tasting them. And then we had to label which one we thought, which if we could label all of them with this one is this, that, that you get what I'm saying. And I got all of them. I got all of them. And I knew it because Diet Pepsi tasted cleaner! And I was like, “Oh, that's Pepsi. Hands down.” My mom, by the way, loves Pepsi. She's not as big of a Coke fan. So I guess it is– there are people out there who like it. But my hot take is it tastes like toilet bowl cleaner.
My hot take on salespeople who call themselves coaches 8:14
Okay, I'm all I'm salespeople who call themselves coaches. This is a good one. Hot take? It's annoying. It's annoying as all get out. And there is absolute– In fact, I teach this in my coaching academy to my coaches. I tell them there is a difference between being a really good coach and being a really good marketer. And marketing is an important part of owning a business. You have to market. You have to sell. That's part of it. But I'm always very clear that there are times in my business when I'm coaching, and there are times in my business when I'm selling, and they're different hats that I wear. And so the irritating thing about things like MLMs. One is the “coaches.” They call themselves coaches. This one I think really started with like Beachbody. Like if you decided to sell Beachbody, you are automatically a coach. And they kind of Co-opted that name of a coach without any training, any expertise, any background. It's like, “Oh, you paint your feet? Well now, you're a coach.”
My hot take on Zumba 9:15
This leads me to another rant about Zumba doing the same thing drove me crazy. There is training for Zumba. Wow, this is really getting off-topic. There is training for Zumba but literally, everybody passes, and if everybody passes a training, then there are no standards. There's no bar. You can't maintain any quality of your Zumba instructors. And that was my big beef with Zumba back when I taught Zumba. There are some fantastic Zumba teachers and there are some terrible Zumba teachers. And that was because the organizing body didn't have any requirements. Didn't have any bar that you had to clear. You just had to pay money and then now, you're a Zumba teacher. Same thing with MLMs you pay the money, and now you are a “coach”. And it kind of, again, co-ops that name and people use it as like, “Oh, I'm a coach.” But it's like, “No, you're actually just a salesperson. You're marketing a thing.” And maybe you just have your own experience that you're pulling from to coach other people. But I tell my coaches all the time like, “Actually, your experience is not very helpful to your client because they're a completely different person than you.” And so one of the things that drive me nuts about a lot of coaches in the space right now is that a lot of what they call “coaching” is actually just telling people what to do. It's actually just advice-giving. This worked for me so you should do it as well. And that's a very low form of coaching. That's actually not what coaching is. And definitely not the way that I coach, or that I trained my coaches. So MLM coaches, not saying you're all bad. I'm just saying, this idea of all you need to do to be a coach is just pay some money because it creates a problem. It creates confusion in the space for people.
Hot take: you don't need a million certifications to become a coach 11:05
Now, let me give a hot take on something else, and I wasn't planning on giving not take on that is the opposite end of the spectrum. Hot take: you don't need a million certifications to become a coach. This also drives me nuts of people think that the more certifications somebody has, the better a coach that they are. And I think people need to be educated, I think they need to be taught, I think you need to have practice being a coach. There are definitely things to learn to be a coach. But I see this all the time in students that they can't give they're looking for external validation and external permission to be able to go out and help people. And so I see this in some students who love you so much. That they are what I call program certification hoppers. They always feel like, “Oh, the next certification is the one that's going to make me feel I can help people.” And then they get that certification that like, “Oh my gosh, I'm not ready. I'm so scared. Okay, well, let me go get another certification. But I'm still scared. I'm still not ready. I gotta get another certification.” And so what they're doing is they're accumulating all of these certifications feeling at some point that having enough certifications is going to make them feel they can help somebody. And I think that's the opposite end of the coin, right? It's not to say that we don't need any education as coaches. I absolutely think you do. But the opposite end of the spectrum is just as damaging as well as thinking that somebody else is giving you permission and that you're gonna be able to find that permission somewhere. And that if you just get enough certain certifications, enough credentials, then you'll feel competent to coach and the truth is somewhere in the middle, as it often is.
Hot take: going commando under your leggings, yay or nay? 12:44
Okay, going commando under your leggings, yay or nay? Yay all the way. Yay all the way. I don't think I've ever worn underwear under my leggings. From back when leggings started to be popular, no underwear. Just wear leggings. Hot take. That's the way it should be. Now, I mean, you do you. For me, I'm going to always go commando under my leggings. It's just more comfortable. There are no lines. And I mean, honestly, it's how I've been doing it for so many years that I feel weird not going commando.
Hot take on yoga 13:28
Hot take on yoga. Okay, if you had asked me for my hot take on yoga, maybe say 10 years ago, 15 years ago, I would have said you were boring. Why would I do something that is a workout that “workout that doesn't make me sweat.” I was like, “There is no freakin way I'm going to ever do yoga. It's so boring. I'm so bored the whole time. I need to be moving, I need to have music, I need to be doing things”, and I absolutely remember thinking that back in my 20s. I just didn't understand the purpose of yoga. I was like, “That is the dumbest thing to do.” So that was my former self. Now, maybe it's my wisdom. In my older years, I see that there's a lot of value in yoga. A lot of it, yes, some of it physical, and a lot of it mentally as well. And I think I've kind of softened my opinion on it a little bit more, and I can absolutely see the benefit and draws of yoga. Now talking about yoga for building muscle was not the way to build muscle. But as a valid, great way to spend your time or part of your exercise routine, I'm much more on board with it now than I used to be.
Hot take on Halo top 14:49
This is a good one. Halo top. Okay, my hot take on Halo top. If you don't know what Halo top is, it's a protein, low-calorie ice cream. My hot take on it is it's actually fine. It's fine. Let's not lie to ourselves and say that it's actually good. I wouldn't say it's actually good. But it's fine. I don't think it's as bad as some people feel it is. I think it's a fine thing to eat. One of the things that I learned about myself, especially through tracking macros, is that I tend to be a volume eater. I really like to eat a lot of volumes. I like to eat. Sometimes I would rather eat a lot of something that's fine than just a little bit of something that's really really, really good. Now, that's not always the case. Sometimes, I would rather have one bite of a really decadent, rich, chocolate mousse or something like that than have a whole bowl full of protein mousse. So I'm not saying all of these, but I did learn about myself that there are times when I am just like a volume eater, I just like the volume. And in those cases, something like Halo top is a really good, happy medium. But it's not good. In fact, if you remember that there was a quote In the Good Place. If you've seen the good place, fantastic show. And it was something rotten, but effective. Humans like to take delicious things and make them a lot less delicious so that they can eat more of them. And I was like, “Yes, that's accurate. That is something that sometimes I like to do.” And so it's not all the time. But I don't think it's as bad as everybody thinks. There are a lot of people who think it is. Now, it was not when especially when I was cutting. It was never usually my go-to for ice cream. I do like ice cream a lot. But my go-to for ice cream was always at ease or in some areas of the country, it's called dryers. The slow churn. And it's not light ice cream. But it's a little bit lower in fat. A little bit lighter ice cream than a heavy, Tillamook, full-fat ice cream. And to me, that was actually the best of both worlds. It was a little bit lighter, a little bit lower in calories. Still tasted fantastic. And in some ways, I actually prefer it to a full, heavy Tillamook. I just can't eat a lot of that. And again, sometimes I want to be a volume eater. So I've talked a lot about ice cream. But something that's close near and dear to my heart. And I think it depends. Do I want volume or do I want quality? And if I want volume, halo tops are not a bad deal.
Hot take on Lululemon 17:27
Okay, next one. Hot take on Lululemon. My hot take is that I think Lululemon is often worth it. And I've had different opinions over the years. But I specifically think their leggings are usually worth it. Yes, they are expensive. But I will tell you, I have a pair of leggings from back when I lived in Pennsylvania, which was pre-2010. So I mean, you're almost 13 years later, 14 years later and I still have that same pair of leggings, and they still work, and I still wear them to this day. That's a pretty impressive quality that lasts for 13 years. So yeah, did I spend more on them than I would have if I went to buy some at Target? Yeah, and they've asked me for 13 years, and I've never had another pair from any other brand that has lasted me quite as long. So for a lot of years, especially when we were in residency and med school and fellowship and I was very tight on our budget, I would buy pants at Lululemon and I would buy tops and bras elsewhere. So I would buy a cheap tank from Walmart or TJ Maxx. Same thing with my bras because I don't really have a whole lot to hold in. So I don't need a really great bra. It's really more for the aesthetic. And then pants I would splurge and get from Lululemon. And for a lot of years, that was a really great balance for me. I'd save money on tops and bras and then I would get more expensive bottoms. I just feel like there's better quality. They fit better, they feel better and I am of the opinion that if I feel better, I'm going to work out more. I'm going to enjoy that process more like getting dressed and going to the gym. So for me, as someone who has always liked going to the gym and that was an important part of my day, I did prioritize leggings that made me feel good and Lululemons have been those for me. I do especially love the Align pants. They're not as great for working out although I do go to CrossFit in my align's. But they're also fantastic for just daily wear. Probably my favorite pair of pants from Lululemon.
Okay so now, I am getting more. Actually, I was just thinking about this the other day. I'm like, “It's probably time to start to shift away from just having any tank off the shelf to having some more quality tank tops and stuff from Lululemon stuff.” So I was actually just thinking about that the other day that I'm probably to the point now, where I probably could now include tops and bras and stuff. But I would say if you're going to splurge on one thing for your workouts, it would be good pair of pants. Unless you are full-chested and then it probably is a good bra for you. It's probably a good bra for me, like I said, it just looks cute. That's really all it's doing.
Hot take on water intake 20:25
Okay, hot take on water intake. This one drives me bonkers bananas. When people have a certain amount of water that somebody tells them that they have to drink, It drives me bananas because it's so silly to think that there is a certain amount of water that is appropriate for everybody. Like, really, you're telling me that every single person needs to drink their body weight in ounces, or every single person needs to drink 100 ounces of water, whether you are a petite, 4'11 woman or a 400-pound man, really? That's a universally applicable amount of water to drink. I just think it's so silly. Now, I don't think water is silly. I think water is fantastic. It doesn't really matter what you think about water. Water is necessary for your survival. So my opinion on water doesn't matter. But these water intake rules that people follow or feel bad if they don't drink their body weight and water. I think it's just incredibly silly. What I think is a much better way to approach water intake is to look at your pee because your pee will tell you if you are well-hydrated or not. If you are peeing, and it is dark, yellow, yellow to dark yellow, girlfriend, you need some more water. Go and drink some more water. You are dehydrated. If your pee is clear to light yellow, you are well-hydrated. And that to me is such a better rule of thumb than looking at then saying there's an arbitrary number that everybody needs to drink of water.
Hot take on organic food 22:06
Oh man, this one's probably gonna ruffle some feathers. But I'm gonna say it. Hot take on organic food. Waste of money. That's my hot take. My sister is a biologist, my brother is a biochemist, and I remember having a conversation with them at one point about organic food. My sister, the biologist, is like, “Um, it's a lack of understanding of people because all food is organic. If you've taken chemistry, you know what I'm talking about. It is organic matter.” That is what it is. So I always when I think of organic food, I always go back to that conversation. She's like, “um, all food is organic.” Like, yes, technically, you are right. But organic? Is one of those things that I feel like could it make a difference. Maybe. How big of a difference is it in your health? Probably not that big. And the cost and the price that you pay for it is exponentially, in my opinion, more than the health benefits that you get for it. I would rather you spend the extra money that you're thinking about spending on organic food and spend it on a gym membership. Now if you have unlimited resources and you're like don't have the budget, spend your money on whatever you want to spend your money on. Does buying organic food make you happy? Then buy it. But I think a lot of people buy organic food because it makes them feel like they're doing something healthier. And in reality, you're really just buying a lot more expensive food that isn't often even organic. The oversight in who can use that term and how they use that term and what has to constitute being able to use that term is the oversight is not great a bit. So that's the other thing that really drives me crazy as if we really were growing our own food, and we really knew that everything really was organic, maybe there would be more of a health boost but for a lot of things, those lines between what they have to do in order to be able to call it organic but then it's not even really organic. I don't know, it's kind of a wash. So a hot take. You can disagree with me. Fight me. That's fine. Overpriced. Not worth it.
Hot take on hormone hacking 24:18
Hot take on hormone hacking. Drives me bonkers, especially since most people are talking about hacking– but first of all, what does that even mean? What does hacking your hormones even mean? That's a buzzword have I ever heard one that doesn't really actually mean anything? But then two, a lot of people who are helping you hack your hormones have no business helping you hack your hormones. They're not endocrinologists. They don't have any formal training. Hormones are a complex subject. You talk about the human body and some of the complexities hormones are one of the most complex things that happen in our bodies because they happen systemically, because they happen with different receptors, and because they mix differently. They're released from different parts of the body like hormones. Are our bodies signallers? They signal things to the body as complex and so thinking that somebody can just start an Instagram account and tell you how to hack your hormones drives me bonkers bananas. And I don't like it. That's not to say hormones aren't important. Hormones are important. Hormones, as I said, are the body's messengers. They are happened systemically, which means all of your body. And that's really valuable and important. But what the flip does it mean to hack one's hormones? And in reality, especially if you're not– oh, here's another one. This will ruffle some feathers. Hormone tests that you go and just take a blanket, full panel of hormones a test, bogus. And here's the reason why, not because those testing your hormones is inherently bad. Here's why it's a problem. One, people don't know how to read those. Okay, even some of the people who say they know how to read them, don't necessarily really know how to read them. They just know how they've been taught to read them. And that's not the same as understanding the research or being up with any of those things. Yada, yada, yada. Number two, in medicine, it is generally negative to widespread look for problems because a lot of times you will find red herrings. What's a red herring? A red herring is something that may be a little bit off but isn't actually the problem. It's a distraction from what is actually the problem. And I see this happen with a lot of people with hormone testing because hormone testing is becoming more and more prolific. You don't necessarily have to have doctor's orders to be able to get it. You can get it off of the internet, and they'll just test all your hormones as if, one, we even understand what where those hormone levels should be. We don't for a lot of them. So we're making a lot of assumptions that everybody's hormone levels should be within these ranges. But then, two, people get all wigged-out that like, “Oh my gosh, this hormone is slightly low.” And it could be nothing. It literally could be just a normal variation that occurs in humans, which is why, and my husband always reminds me of this, you never order a test for something that you're not looking for because you will come up with these red herrings, and they will lead you down a path that doesn't actually make any sense. And so as a clinical physician, you are looking at the symptoms, you're making a hypothesis, you're creating a differential diagnosis, these are the things that it could be. And then those tests are specifically ordered to rule out or rule in those certain things. You're not just broad spectrum means testing every single part of that person. One, that wastes a lot of time, it wastes a lot of money, at least all the resources, but it also doesn't actually give you a– it doesn't zero in on what is actually going on because a lot of times, you'll find a lot of things that are out of whack because we are humans and our bodies are not machines and they don't always stay in within certain parameters. And that doesn't necessarily mean there's anything wrong. Okay, well, that was not what I was planning on talking about. But that is one that I feel comes up a lot. And that is my hot take.
Hot take on detoxes and cleanses 28:17
Okay, more eye rolls. Detoxes and cleanses. You can't see me, but I'm rolling my eyes back in my head. If you have a functioning liver, congratulations. You are always detoxing and cleansing your body. That is your liver's job. It's doing it 24/7. And this idea that you drinking some tea, or you fasting for 47 million hours, drinking just water, or drinking this really expensive juice for seven days, is somehow going to cleanse you. What does that even mean, first of all? Get rid of your toxins and stuff. Yeah, your liver does that. Now if you don't have a functioning liver, you have a way bigger problem that's not going to be solved by drinking a detox tea. Okay. If you have a functioning liver, you are always detoxing. That's how your body does it. You don't need to have anything else that's gonna bind heavy metals or pull things out of you. Your liver does that. Thank you, liver.
Hot take on wearable technology 29:19
Ooh, wearable technology. Okay, so this is like your Apple Watch, or whoop strap, your Fitbit, Garmin, whatever. Um, okay, hot take. Sometimes, they cause a lot more problems than good. And it kind of harkens back to what I was talking about once you start gathering all this data, if you don't understand what it means or how to interpret it or how it all is interwoven, it can cause people to get really uptight with things that aren't actually a big deal. One of the biggest ones that I currently see is the obsession with heart rate variation. So HRV people are obsessed with like looking at their HRV. So what HRV is the understanding that while your heart beats regularly, and if you look at an EKG, it looks like, “Oh, it's super regular.” In fact, it's not quite regular. And there's some variation between beats. So that's heart rate variation. There's a little bit. Maybe it's a millisecond or slower or whatever. And so, the idea is that it can be somewhat of measurement of health and fitness level. And so people take it at face value of like, “Oh, I have a really high heart rate variability. That means I'm super healthy. And if I have a low one, that means I'm screwed.” And it's taken from some research that's been done on this subject but it's not conclusive in that we can link it together that tightly. And so this is what happens when research is emerging, and people take the emerging research and broadly apply it in ways that it was never intended to be applied. And I see this with a big thing with wearable technology is people getting really uptight about their heart rate variability, or their VO2 Max and putting a lot of stock into it when they don't even– you don't even know how to read those numbers or what they mean because a lot of researchers don't even know what they mean yet. We haven't figured it out all the way. So I think if you're using wearable technology, the other thing that it's notoriously inaccurate is the caloric burn. So if you're using your Apple Watch to tell you how many calories you burn, stop. Stop doing it. It's inaccurate. It's wholly inaccurate. And it causes a lot of problems because if people are like, “Oh, I'm burning XYZ calories”, and I'm like, “No, you're not because you're eating way less than that. And you are still not losing weight.” Your watch does not know how many calories you're burning. It can make an estimate, it can use some equations, it can use a rough bell curve to kind of estimate where you're at, it may give you a ballpark, but it for sure does not know how many calories you're burning. And drives me crazy when people put a whole lot of stock into that. So anyway, wearables. They're great because they're fun and they can give us a lot of data. And we feel like we know more about ourselves. And hey, I wear an Apple Watch. And I like to look at my steps and things like that. But it's just important to recognize that you can't look too far into it. It just is not that accurate.
Hot take on powdered greens 32:35
Okay, two more, powdered greens. Disgusting and unnecessary. I have never tasted a powdered green that actually tastes good. They're gross. They're yucky. They taste like grass ground up. Yuck. And you know what? I'm just gonna eat some vegetables. How about that? That's the way I'm gonna get my greens. I just think they're gross, and I'd rather eat my food. Thank you. Amen.
Hot take on crop tops on guys 33:03
Okay, last one. This was my husband submitted this one. And I guess it's fitness and nutrition-rated because it has to do with gym attire. But his was a hot take on crop tops on guys. And listen, I have no opinion on what you wear to the gym. I couldn't care less what you wear to the gym. So if you like it, and you want to wear it to the gym, knock yourself out. Now, if I was dressing my husband, I probably wouldn't put him in a crop top not because he wouldn't look fabulous in a crop top. Just probably wouldn't be my opinion of the sexiest attire. But I will tell you, there are some guys who can pull it off. And if they can pull it off, more power to them. And if they can't pull it off, well still, more power to them for liking it and wanting to wear it. My opinion of your attire should be nothing in what you choose to wear to the gym. So that's my hot take on crop tops on guys.
That wraps my hot takes 33:56
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