Matt Fitzgerald: Diet Cults, Agnostic Eating & Weight Loss

Matt Fitzgerald: Diet Cults, Agnostic Eating & Weight Loss

Mark Kennedy
Founder of None to Run
November 28, 2023



Matt Fitzgerald is an author, certified sports nutritionist, runner and triathlete. He’s written for many publications including Bicycling, Maxim, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Outside, Shape, Stuff, and Women’s Health.

I have a huge respect for Matt Fitzgerald. I’ve read four of his books (he’s written over 20!) and have modelled much of my approach to running and fueling for running from his advice.

In this podcast episode, Matt and I discuss his latest book entitled “Diet Cults - The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of Us”.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • Exactly what is a diet cult.
  • Matt’s biggest surprises from writing and researching the book.
  • Why diet cults (paleo, atkins, vegan, etc.) are good (for some people).
  • Why the line of thinking and approach to the paelo diet may be flawed.
  • Despite recent media propaganda, the truth on exercises as it fits into the weight-loss equation.
  • Why carbs should be the “premium fuel” choice for runners.
  • Matt’s thoughts on Dr. Timothy Noakes’ recent drastic change in approach regarding diet recommendations.
  • Matt’s recommendations for healthy eating.

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