More questions, more answers. In this episode of Ask Matt and Doug, we cover running and triathlon nutrition, supplements, B12, alkalized water, weight loss, and oh so much more.
This Thursday we have another Throwback Rewind of one of our most popular episodes.
NMA Radio co-host Doug recently attended a bachelor party, where while discussing meals for the weekend, it became clear that one of the guys wasn’t comfortable with Doug’s being a vegan.
"We’re all having meat. What are you going to eat, Doug? Carrots?"
We’ve all been in this situations like this. It’s that moment at a restaurant, party, or dinner when all of a sudden people realize you’re vegan or vegetarian, and don’t know how to react. Before you can even say a word, someone gets defensive or pokes fun of your diet.
So what do you do? Usually, we react in one of two ways. Either:
1) You use it as an opportunity to make a point, defend your diet choice, and maybe even convince a few people, or
2)You brush it off and keep the mood light, in an attempt to make veganism appear as normal as possible.
I’m not saying either of these better than the other; I respect both choices. But I know the one that I choose, almost every single time.
In today’s episode, we discuss these two approaches, and how Doug and I handle the uncomfortable situations at parties, with family, and while out to dinner. We also share the rest of Doug’s story, and how by the end of the weekend, he got that same guy to take interest in the vegan diet.
There's no shortage of morning routine recommendations on the internet ... including an older episode of No Meat Athlete Radio.
And it typically goes something like this:
Do what I do and you'll be more productive, creative, and cool.
But that's not how self improvement works. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to habits, nor is there one for morning routines.
Today Matt and I share our new take on the morning routine, and the habits and structures we think work (and why other approaches might not).
Matt is a wanna-be chess nerd.
That's right, when Matt isn't working on No Meat Athlete, hanging with his family, cooking, or going to the gym, he's geeking out on chess.com tutorials.
And that's probably exactly what he should be doing.
It's easy to get so caught up in work, family, and other obligations that you never make time for yourself, and when you don't make time to do things that bring you joy, it's hard to bring joy into the other things you do.
In today's episode, Matt and I discuss the importance of hobbies, what makes for a good hobby, and why we think they're so important.