I’m often asked, ‘Matt, how do you feel about ____?’ Insert any food in the blank. The thing is, I probably know how it makes me feel, unless it’s something I’ve never eaten before. What I don’t know is how it makes you feel. Only you know that.
Monthly Archives: May 2023
The ‘Perfect’ Diet?
There’s a reason why weighing & measuring every ounce of food in an attempt to ‘eat the perfect diet’ is painful & unsustainable: because it’s not for you. You’re not a professional bodybuilder, athlete, model, or actress. You don’t get paid for your body to look a certain way on a certain date. Even ifContinue reading “The ‘Perfect’ Diet?”
I know a lot of people who have digital body composition scales at home. These scales tell you your BMR, or Basal Metabolic rate: BMR refers to the amount of energy (measured in calories) that an individual’s body requires to maintain basic physiological functions while at rest. These functions include vital processes like breathing, circulation,Continue reading “Your BMR”
‘Why am I always sick?’
I get asked this question sometimes. I’m not a doctor. However, barring any severe, rare, or specific medical conditions that need professional treatment from a qualified practitioner, here’s what I can add: If you’re generally an ‘average’ person without those kinds of medical conditions, then you should look at your nutrition, movement practice (or lackContinue reading “‘Why am I always sick?’”
All It Takes
What if, in order to make progress towards your health goals, the thing that you needed to practice most this week only took 5 minutes per day? Guess what? Sometimes, that’s all it takes.
When Should I Eat?
Here’s how it should look in general: On most days, begin & stop eating at approximately the same time. Don’t eat too close to bedtime. Don’t be too religious about it; if you’re very hungry, you should probably eat. This entrains your biological systems to perform at their best.
The Family Pillar
No client ever calls me to work on issues they’re having in their Family, but Family always comes up in conversations with every client. This is because Family is one of the key pillars of your health; you cannot separate ‘what you should eat’ from it. For example, if you focus too much on ‘whatContinue reading “The Family Pillar”
Does A Little Oat Milk Break My Fast?
Even though the ‘technical’ answer is yes, for you & me, it does not matter. What matters is that you’re still allowing your digestive system adequate time without shoving in lots of solid food. Follow the principles of intermittent fasting … and be practical about it – not religious. For example, also, if one morningContinue reading “Does A Little Oat Milk Break My Fast?”
There Is No ‘Wagon’
I often hear people say that they ‘fell off the wagon’. That’s a myth: there is no wagon. I understand what they mean, but the reality is that whatever you’ve been doing or not doing is a part of the wagon of life. You don’t selectively get on & off of life.
What Matters Most With Food?
What matters most with regards to your nutrition is not what any paper, book, article, or even coach says. What matters most is what actually happens in your life when you eat various foods. Don’t forget that; many people do.