Protein Intake, Cancer, Plant-Based Eating, and Intermittent Fasting with Matt Terry [Podcast Episode #70]

By: Ben Brown

What if you were told you only had months to live?

What would you start doing differently?

Who would you spend time with?

How would your priorities shift?

These are some of the tough questions that Matt Terry was asking himself as he lay in a hospital bed after a somewhat routine appendectomy turned into a cancer scare.

This former olympic powerlifter had faced many challenges up to this point in his life, but none could prepare him for this pivotal moment when everything changed; priorities, values, health, and the decision to do whatever it takes to CHOOSE to define his future. No diagnosis would have as much power as his nutrition and lifestyle decisions.

In this inspiring interview, we take a journey through the life of fitness ands nutrition expert, Matt Terry, a co-owner of Body Solutions, a personal training studio in Overland Park Kansas. Matt discusses his transition from animal protein gorging athlete to plant-based living and the steps that he takes daily to maintain his health; physically, mentally, and emotionally.

I think that you’ll enjoy listening to Matt’s story understanding even as a “fitness professional”, it’s easy to get caught up in illogical, unnecessary, and sometimes harmful eating patterns despite the “belief” that it’s the right thing to do. Rather, if we can take a step back and follow some fundamental principles and practice some intuition, then we’re likely to be much more successful, even though it may take some work.

Matt TerryCo-Owner, Body Solutions - KS

“Just eat when it’s daylight. That’s the easiest thing to do. You don’t have to get caught up in fasting windows.”

Additionally, we discuss:

- Matt’s struggle with weight growing up.

- The various nutritional dogma’s that Matt subscribed to and why it almost killed him.

- Why consuming too much protein (stimulating mTOR) may be a bad idea

- How much protein is enough

- The value of intermittent fasting, when, and how

- Time Restricted Feeding and The Fasting Mimicking Diet

- How Matt has evolved over the years in his mindset towards nutrition and exercise and how he applies that to his clientele.

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The Fasting-Mimicking Diet + Detox Plan

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