Food & Faith are the central themes that have helped me to overcome many physical and emotional challenges in my own life, and now form the foundation of my Live Fruitfully website, featuring articles, books, faith inspired tee-shirts, wall hangings, and much more.
More specifically, the Food & Faith central themes to Live Fruitfully highlights our unique Meats & Sweets Diet recommendations, recipes, and health coaching in which we help create customized meal plans depending on one's health goals and present dietary preferences, with supplement and herbal recommendations as needed, and accountability to implementing easy step by step changes to improve health and/or lose weight.
Food & Faith is also foundational to living a fruitful life in ways beyond and even of greater importance than just the diet.
I also created Live Fruitfully to help people overcome negative emotional states and habitual worry and anxiety ~ something that is rampant these days, and can undermine every aspect of one's health and life! I know this inside out!
I offer Spiritual Coaching ~ which I love ~ to help those whom I work with to align with what I refer to as your Divine Operating System or DOS, while overcoming the inferior default operating systems (referred to as the SOS) that are in place.
The first step is to become aware of it. This inferior operating system is satanic, as it continually deceives you, because you believe it to be your own voice! (Hence I refer to it as the SOS, or Satan's Operating System!) It's the realm of the ego, and is a slippery entity indeed!
Like it or not, the ego is one aspect of the mind that needs to be identified, as it is a primary source of emotional pain and suffering. The ego, or SOS lacks higher understanding. It is continually plaguing your mind, sabotaging your health, robbing your vitality, and diminishing your happiness and chance at experiencing true peace "that surpasses all understanding."
To overcome the SOS, we must "Be still, and know that I Am God."
Silent Prayer or Silent Mediation are tools to help us observe our thoughts and imagination, but not get caught up in them. It is the quintessential cornerstones of the Food & Faith formula to cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, and living fruitfully.
During Spiritual Coaching, we also explore the topic of forgiveness, which in itself is a transformative and liberating process.
How do I know this all to be true?
Well, for starters, I lived most of my life following inferior operating systems. I often went against the 'knowing' deep in my soul as I acquiesced to external, well-intended but inappropriate advice.
I also strove to overcome a lifetime of allergies and other nagging health maladies via a variety of diet styles, cleanses, supplements, herbs, and other natural therapies.
To be a 'tree' that bears good, abundant fruit, it helps to shift our focus on harvesting the Fruit of the Spirit, versus the materialistic course our culture pushes.
"Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all else will be added unto you."
Contrarily, we must diligently avoid unclean and unhealthful foods ~ from all sources, including the airwaves ~ to break free from the inferior operating system (SOS) which is the default operating system governing our world.
Hi! My name is Tracy Matesz, wife and co-author/coach with my husband, Don Matesz. Welcome!
My husband and I hope to inspire living a strong, healthy, fruitful life ~ aligned with your DOS ~ which is God's divine order ~ through Food & Faith + Fitness & Forgiveness.
We provide nutritious, balanced, simple and enjoyable meat & fruit based recipes, meal inspiration, and coaching which includes customized meal plans (don't worry, it's not JUST meat AND Fruit!) Receiving one on one support can make all the difference in achieving your health goals, just as a personal trainer motivates clients and keeps them on track.
Don specializes in nutrition, functional medicine, and safe and effective bodyweight and strength training fitness routines, available in person or remotely. You can learn more about receiving customized fitness routines, and much more at his website here.
The Live Fruitfully, Food & Faith theme was birthed as a result of decades worth of experience with a multitude of diets, therapies and spiritual practices and all the associated ups and downs that I / we now understand were the consequence of living out of divine order (despite beliefs to the contrary) ~ disconnected from our DOS.
We both witnessed the supernatural shifts that transpired from a process of forgiveness and repentance, and most importantly, we maintain connection with God ~ our DOS ~ through a daily prayer and silent meditation practice to learn how to listen to God's voiceless voice ~ versus the voice of the 'enemy' in our head. Our mind/ego is our biggest saboteur, and a far more inferior operating system than most will ever admit. I refer to it as Satan's Operating System, or SOS. Trust me, the more this is understood, the more it makes sense!
Food & Faith ~ and a forgiving, grateful and repenting spirit ~ featuring our signature, meat & fruit (aka Meats & Sweets ~ High Vitality Diet) are the cornerstones to a fruitful life.
We have tried everything, and absolutely love and endorse our food & faith based approach, and our meat & fruit-centered diet. It's biblically sound, and neither devoid of animal foods, nor plants, nor requiring special expensive ingredients or super foods. It's super easy and enjoyable too, as food should be!
After decades of trying other diets, therapies, and practices, I feel pretty confident our food & faith formula can be universally applied, and personally customized.
Whether you are just looking for food inspiration, or are intrigued to go deeper, I have faith that you will find something here to suit your needs.
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I truly believe you can transform your life ~ no matter what age, or how broken you believe yourself to be. Our formula of food and faith: meat & fruit plus faith & forgiveness ~ can help you overcome whatever physical issues, old emotional wounds, or addictive behaviors are preventing you from living a healthy, fruitful life.
While our meat & fruit centered way of eating will help you maintain the health of your body and brain, monitoring the food coming into the mind is absolutely essential as well! This is the area I believe we all most need support.
Satan is ancient Hebrew for adversary. In the Bible, Satan is referred to as the 'Prince of Air' or Airwaves ~ all that toxic / negative food coming in from external 'programming' sources (t.v., all forms of media, education++) plus the internal mental chatter that may often seem like your own voice are all collectively SOS.
Our subconscious mind is highly programmable! Caution, awareness and discernment are extremely important!
I have a secret that took me all these decades to figure out. Most of us are unwittingly operating from SOS, not our DOS!
If you are willing to take the first steps ~ beginning with a sincere desire to overcome, and return to God ~ you can renew your mind and heart, and experience far greater peace and joy ~ finally filling that void, and no longer needing to rely on the opinions and advice of others.
God's power to help you overcome is exponentially more powerful than any of the therapies out there. While some do provide immediate benefits, God is the healer, and your faith is the conduit to receiving the healing.
It takes commitment, courage, consistency, and a willingness to be humble, surrender, repent, and turn away from unhealthy people and lifestyles to enter through that narrow gate. Few find it. I realize this is not the path for everyone.
HOWEVER, Trust me, the DOS > SOS ~ by FAR! Well worth the effort!
We have been 'trained' to acquire things to fill our voids, but it never works. Those ego-driven desires are insatiable!
Things can't fill our spiritual voids. Only a change in our entire operating system can do that!
The reason we suffer ~ individually and collectively ~ is because we are disconnected from our Source ~ God ~ and have transgressed His laws! That is made very clear throughout the Bible, and throughout our history!
The ultimate power to transform and heal your life begins with your sincere desire to change. The biggest obstacle for many people to overcome is the resistant, obstinate nature of our mind / ego, or SOS. It does not want to be subservient to anything!
"Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." ~Romans 8:6
God created us to be healthy, strong and fruitful, not weak, immobile or unproductive. We are meant to experience peace, love and joy, not anger, fear or hate.
When we relent and surrender and seek God first (Matthew 6:33) all we really need seems to magically appear ~ with far greater grace and ease! Trust the DOS > SOS and you will experience FAITH > FEAR!
God has a plan to usher in His kingdom.
We can be part of His plan to bring His glorious Kingdom to earth. Learning this helped me to feel enlivened with a sense of purpose.
Having a sense of purpose fuels our spirit and gives us all the energy we need to accomplish His great works!