Get serious about eating right
Of course, one of the most integral parts of keeping strong is eating healthy. Admittedly, Damon had the luxury of personal chef and manager Ryan Toal, who Walsh touts as brilliant and Baiamonte lists among the hardest-working members of Damon's team. That said, Walsh's illustration of Damon's diet may help any one of us put together something comparable.
"Forty-five percent of his diet was protein," Walsh says. "Then 30% fat, and the rest carbohydrates. Anywhere from 1,600 to 2,000 calories on his diet."
Although Toal was in charge of retrieving and preparing the food, Damon's trainers had a role in making sure he was tailoring his diet to his exercise. "Matt ate a very, very, very clean, healthy diet," Walsh says. "What we did is we tweaked all the macronutrients, and stuff like that, that he ate. As we lower our carbohydrates and we work out and condition more, you're gonna lean out. So it's very important." He continues, "You lower the calories, you tweak the carbohydrates, you would eat really clean foods and vegetables. Especially fresh from the market, it's fantastic."