“Real food is the winner.” – Ray Dente
Ray Dente @bonafidelifestyle is a fitness and nutrition performance coach in NYC. We first met at the gym where I noticed his unique training process. Both powerful and strong while at the same time in flow and gentle on the joints.
We got to spend more quality time together last summer in Tuscany, Italy for a friends wedding where we went deeper in our philosophies around fitness and mindset.
You can watch the full interview on the blog and on YouTube.
Here are some of the key takeaways from our time together:
It all starts in the mind to change your physical health
If you don’t believe you can change your body…you can’t
How many years young are you?
You’re not old. You’re young.
Sense of awareness
Where are you right now in life? Where do you want to be moving forward?
Update your belief systems
How does everything in your life make you feel wealthy?
Feeling good leads to looking good
Change mind, change belief system, change food
Always be open to learning things from people
Have a schedule – a plan of action
Maintain same time frame
Put things in place
Don’t have to do crazy workouts
Keep it simple – walk, cycle, jog, breathe
Start day off positive and rest of day follows suit
Limbic system – frontal cortex of brain
Give your body physical and mental stimulus
Your body will adapt
Ancestors lived by circadian rhythm of sunlight
Sleeping helps with mood, energy, recharge your battery
Women have larger limbic system – can communicate at higher level than men
Why Ray thinks we should have a female president
Biggest class every monday morning is kickboxing – women attend to release from all the things they do for family over weekend
Support your local farmers
Find farm within 30 min and go there
Animals eating off land
Belcampo Meat Company – 100% regenerative farm – look after welfare of animals
Humane certified – only slaughter certain amount of animals each week/ month
Animals live an extra 9 – 12 months – exercising, roaming, eating what they should be eating
Veggies in all your meals!
Everyone has their own lane, stick in your lane
Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments
Scroll below for Links and episode notes:
Primal Health Coach – Mark Sisson
Belcampo: Organic, Grass-Fed Meat
Thought exercise Ray does at night before going to sleep [17:50]
Ray at farm with 1,000 cows [27:10]
Paddle boarding around Manhattan, NY four times [30:14]