Saturday 6/27

5 Rounds for Time:
30 Step Walking Lunge
15 Pullup

 

Earlier this week Amy posted the ‘revamped’ CFJournal Article 21 about the Zone diet. While we often post information about nutrition on our blog it seems that changing food habits can be one of the hardest things for people to do on their fitness journey.

I want to remind everyone that CrossFit’s food prescription, just like the workout prescription is infinitely scalable for the individual. Just like the goal is to eventually improve one’s fitness level to be able to do workout’s “as RX”, the goal should also be to work up to doing the food recommendations “as RX”.

This does not have to be an all or nothing thing!

Start where you’re comfortable now, just like with the workouts. If “Meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and NO sugar” is just not going to happen right now, that’s OK. It doesn’t mean you can’t begin where you can and maybe start by simply cutting back sugar, or adding in one serving of veggies each day. Eventually, as you progress, your ‘scaling’ of the diet becomes less and less necessary and you are able to do more and more of it, just like the workouts.

And, just like the workouts, the more consistent you are with sticking to a food plan the easier it becomes. Many of you have experienced what it feels like to come back to the gym after a couple of weeks away. It’s tough! The same is true of your food plan. The more you stick to it the easier it becomes.

The biggest thing I want you all to realize though is that the perfect time to start is NOW. Don’t wait for this thing or that special occasion to pass until you’re ‘ready’. You’re ready now, just get started where you can and begin to make it part of your daily routine. We’re talking about making lifestyle changes here, so it’s not about 30 day challenges, it’s about changing the way you eat for better fitness, health and a better life.

 

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