077: Matt Gallant & Wade Lightheart on BiOptimize Your Life

Sep 23

Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart are the CEO and President, respectively, of BiOptimizers, a company whose current core focus is to fix and optimize digestion.

Our mission is dedicated to discover, present and share strategies backed by cutting edge research that lead to Healthy High Performance. We believe our products empower humanity to achieve an optimal state of well-being in the body, mind and soul, holistically defined as BiOptimization.

In this episode, Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart talk about:

  • Matt’s 26-year journey with keto
  • “Anabolic Diet” book
  • 4 main health goals
  • Cycling carbs and cycling calories
  • Cycling for weight loss
  • Triggering survival mechanisms
  • Ghrelin – what it is and how it works
  • Extended calorie deprivation
  • Gaining more than 40 pounds of fat in 11 weeks
  • Women and weight maintenance
  • Understanding hormonal mechanisms
  • Strategic refeeds
  • Diets and food fears
  • Study on diet cycling
  • Feasting gene
  • The psychological benefits of cycling/refeeding
  • Making a list of your cravings
  • What happens to leptin during a refeed
  • How cravings destroy progress
  • How the body adapts to refeeds
  • Metabolic energy boosting
  • Sociological and physiological dysfunction of dieting
  • Importance of muscle mass
  • Strategy for refeeds when doing keto
  • Calorie deficits and refeeds
  • What happens to muscle during a refeed
  • Phases of keto-adaptation
  • When to start incorporating refeeds in a keto lifestyle
  • How to indulge on cravings without the negative consequences
  • Evolution of refeeds
  • When and how to use Masszymes, Gluten Guardian, and Hydrochloric acid (HCL)
  • The effects of undigested protein on the body
  • Digestion’s impact on health and longevity
  • HCL production and age
  • HCL for inflammation
  • 3 areas where digestion goes wrong
  • ER visits and gastrointestinal issues
  • Lipase
  • Maximizing the benefits of refeed days
  • Probiotics on refeed days
  • Transient and colonizing probiotics
  • How to achieve perfect digestion
  • “The Longevity Code” book
  • Taking enzymes on an empty stomach
  • Gluten Guardian for dairy digestion
  • Eating socially
  • Vacation eating strategy
  • Weight-gaining factors
  • Correcting 99% of the populations’ digestive issues

Featured Guest

Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart


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About the Author

Kate Jaramillo: Creator of Ketogenic Living 101, 102, Straight-Up Wellness & Keto Living Coach Certification. Wellness Advocate & Badass.