“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 handstands, 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!”
These are the tenets of CrossFit. At the beginning is nutritional advice: broad, general and inclusive.
Occasionally, to bring you into nutritional focus (and to make the pursuit of excellent eating more fun,) we’ll issue a 30-Day Challenge. The focus may change slightly, but success always lies in mastery of the basics: meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds; some fruit, little starch, no sugar. Sticking to these will ensure success in any of our challenges, and in life.
To help, we’ve created free Nutrition Tracking Guides. Rather than write a textbook on “how to eat,” we’ve made each specific to their challenge. For example, the “No Grains” guide will include some foods that our “No Sugar” guide will not, and vise versa.
Logging what you eat helps with accountability and being aware of what’s actually crossing your palate. Adopting the journalling habit is the first step to success, because you’ll be able to clearly see what works for YOU and what doesn’t!
Download at will, and turn them in after 30 days!
Our “No Grains Challenge” Nutrition Log: Nutrition-tracking-log.pdf
Our “No Sugar Challenge” Nutrition Log: Nutrition-tracking-log-Sugar-free.pdf