Nutrition

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"If you're working out and you're not eating well you will not get the results of this program; you will get half the results." explains Nicole Carroll, director of CrossFit certification.

Nutrition is often overlooked and undervalued, but it is paramount for making strides in health and fitness. When Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, defines world-class fitness, nutrition is the foundation upon which all other aspects are built.

"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. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.", Glassman.

Think of this definition as a pyramid to the optimal development of an athlete. "Each level builds on the one below it. If your nutrition sucks, these things will not be where they could be if it were more solid.”, Carroll.

Glassman explains that CrossFit favors the 'Zone Diet' because, "an accurate and precise prescription is necessary to optimize physical performance. Finely tuned, a good diet will increase energy, sense of well-being and acumen, while simultaneously flensing fat and packing on muscle. When properly composed, the right diet can nudge every important quantifiable marker for health in the right direction."

Links to videos of Both Glassman and Carrol speaking on the importance of nutrition are listed below, along with articles further explaining the methodology behind Gassman's nutrition methodology and the Zone Diet. If you have any questions about what path to take with your nutrition any of our coaches would be more than happy to help!


CrossFit Nutrition - Nicole Carrol on the correlation between nutrition and CrossFit.

Part One: Avoiding Disease and Part Two: Optimizing Performance - Nutrition Seminar hosted by founder, Greg Glassman.


Nutritional Blog

Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Via PaleOmg.com #WellnessWednesday Prep time 45 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 55 mins Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes or yam, holes poked throughout with a fork 2 tablespoons bacon fat 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ yellow onion, diced ½ pound ground turkey (or more, if you woul
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Honey Mustard Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

Via PaleOMG.com #WellnessWednesday “Prep time 15 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 25 mins Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 filet mignon 4 pieces of bacon ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons Sir Kensington’s spicy brown mustard 1 tablespoon raw honey Continue
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Caramel Apple Pancakes

Via PaleOmg.com #WellnessWednesday Prep time 30 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 50 mins Serves: 2-3 Ingredients Primal Palate’s Soft Caramel (for garnish – optional) 1 tablespoon butter (or coconut oil) 1 medium apple, thinly sliced (I used gala, but use any kind) 1 tablespoon maple
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Chicken Enchilada Bake

Via PaleOmg.com #WellnessWednesday Prep time 10 mins Cook time 1 hour 15 mins Total time 1 hour 25 mins Serves: 4-5 Ingredients coconut oil, for greasing baking dish 1 pound cooked, shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken) 1 (14 ounce) can El Pato enchilada sauce 1 (6 ounce) can
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Chicken Florentine Spaghetti Squash

Via StupidEasyPaleo.com #WellnessWednesday 1 medium to large spaghetti squash 16 ounces (454 grams) chicken Italian sausage (organic, gluten-free) 1 organic white or yellow onion, diced 2–3 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups (700 grams) organic baby spinach leaves, packed into measuring cup
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Marinated Steak and Bell Pepper Rolls Ups

Via PaleOmg.com #WellnessWednesday Prep time 1 hour Cook time 40 mins Total time 1 hour 40 mins Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 pound flank steak or skirt steak, thinly sliced against the grain 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup Steve’s Paleo Chef Steak Sauce ½ teaspoon garlic powder salt and pe
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5 Ingredient Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash

#WellnesWednesday Via PaleOMG.com Prep time 25 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 40 mins Serves: 2 Ingredients ¾lb US Wellness Meats Natural Breakfast Sausage 1 acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed 2 eggs ½ yellow onion, diced 1 garlic clove, minced Continued…
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Tasty Taco Salad by Living Loving Paleo

Via Stupideasypaleo.com #WellnessWednesday 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 1 pound (500 grams) ground beef 1 medium onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1.5 Tablespoons chili powder 1 Tablespoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon paprika Continued…
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Strawberry Chili Grilled Chicken

#WellnessWednesday Via Stupideasypaleo.com 1-1/4 cups fresh strawberries 3 tablespoons coconut vinegar 1 tablespoon freeze-dried strawberries, crushed into a powder (sub: 1 Tbsp apple juice) 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried Thai chilis or 2 teaspoons chili paste 1 clove garlic Juice of 1 lime
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