DO I NEED TO EVALUATE MY DIET?
Yes. CrossFit is an exercise and nutrition program, and if you do not address nutrition, you are essentially rowing with one oar in the water. You cannot out-exercise a bad diet. To reap the full rewards of the CrossFit program, work out regularly and optimize your nutrition
WHAT IS CROSSFIT’S NUTRITION PLAN?
The short answer: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
To optimize health and fitness, you will need to measure and record intake, evaluate performance and potentially change intake until the desired results are achieved. This approach to diet is no different than the CrossFit approach to workouts.
To start, we recommend everyone give the baseline Zone Diet prescription a try for four weeks. Doing so will help you establish measurable, observable, repeatable data on your input (food) and output (performance). Once you have completed a minimum baseline term of four weeks, you might find you have to make adjustments to the prescription until you achieve optimal levels of health and fitness.
This type of measured, systematic self-observation will be the best guide as to whether you should eat any type of food or implement any diet “strategy.”
For instance, experimentation will give you valuable information on grains, legumes, dairy and salt, and it can even help you plan the frequency and timing of your meals. You might need to adjust your food intake for your lifestyle, goals, discipline, commitment level, etc. You might choose to experiment with supplementation, post-workout nutrition, fasting and so on. You might choose to include a cheat meal, eat more fat, consume more food, etc.
Overall, diet is specific to each individual, and you can optimize your diet by carefully tracking input and output.
Get with Coach Missy to get some accountability, structure, and to establish some habits that last.
Our goal with Nutrition is for you to only do it for 1-3 months. Once you’re educated, have recipes, and have walked with accountability, you should be able to walk this out on your own.
This expense or rather, this investment is a temporary one and an undervalued one at that. This is the biggest hole in most athletes regimen.
A short-term investment will lead to long-term gain.
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