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.
Category Archives: Nutrition
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.
I rarely ever go out to dinner at a restaurant hungry. Even if I know that I’m going to love the food – especially if I know that I’m going to love the food – I never want to arrive at a restaurant too close to ‘starving’. Otherwise, I’ll be tempted to order too muchContinue reading “Pre-Dinner”
How Many Calories Should You Eat?
The amount of calories you should eat is … … the right amount and variety needed to maintain a healthy, energetic balance, both from day to day as well as weekly & monthly, which varies depending on the demands of your life.
‘Hold The Junk’
When I was ‘fat Matt’, I used love making tuna melts on a big bagel, using store-made tuna salad (which was heavy with conventional, soy-based, highly refined mayonnaise), and cheese. I still make tuna melts at home today; I simply use different ingredients; pole-caught, mercury tested tuna, almond flour tortillas, non-dairy cheese, and avocado-based mayo.Continue reading “‘Hold The Junk’”
Starvation Is Not Happy
You can eat a lot of food, maintain a body weight which you are happy with, and be healthy. In other words, it is not true that you need to starve yourself to be happy & healthy in body & mind. In fact, if you think about it, ‘starving’ is not a very happy conceptContinue reading “Starvation Is Not Happy”
Punch Life Back
One of the reasons I am able to achieve 90% or greater consistency with home cooking my food is that I almost always have at least one protein + one vegetable portion cooked, sitting in my fridge, in a ready-to-heat container. Many weeks, 2-3 days go by before I have to dip into this ‘savingsContinue reading “Punch Life Back”
Balance & Effort
The true end of your health journey is the day that you die. Along the way there are: milestones, obstacles, high & low points, millions of small decisions, behaviors, interactions, wins, and learning opportunities. But make no mistake: there is NO finish line prior to death. There is no diet, book, program, or podcast afterContinue reading “Balance & Effort”