Proper nutrition will be crucial to any exercise or weight loss/gain program. More importantly than that it is critical for living well and healthy. We do not advocate low fat or low carb diets. If it involves drinking maple syrup and cayenne pepper, or shots of B-12 and HCG you won’t find it here. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ll never get to be on the Today show telling people how to read food labels and to look for this or that…my speech is to short for TV. “If it comes with a food label you probably shouldn’t be eating it.”
The basic CrossFit prescription for food is:
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruits, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Finely tuned, a good diet will increase health, energy and sense of well being while reducing fat, packing on muscle and optimizing physical performance. Diet is critical to optimizing human function.” ~Greg Glassman This paragraph is essentially a very brief description of the Paleo Diet.
The Paleo diet is what we recommend people follow and will provide you with all of the details and the tools along the way to help. We provide all of our members with a nutritional guide and some recipe books. We will also sit down one-on-one and help figure out your schedule and lifestyle and how to make the best choice available to you.
The video below is a brief and amusing description of the Paleo Diet, modern agriculture, and medicine.
Considering the description of the Paleo Diet from above keep those dietary recommendations in mind while you watch the next video which simply explains what happens with the consumption of excess carbohydrates.
We will provide you with all of the knowledge and tools necessary to eat well, live healthy and avoid preventable diseases.