We are your guide to all things CrossFit – however, the perfect diet outline for you, as a CrossFit athlete, completely depends on your individual needs and goals – Nutrition is an entirely different beast, on its own. The below is a very generalized outline, if you’d like to get that 6 pack, or lose the extra 5 pounds that have stuck with you since Christmas – make an appointment with our partners at Nutritious Thoughts! Your first visit is on the house.
Should be lean and varied and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
Should be predominantly low-glycemic and account for about 40% of your total caloric load. Fat should be predominantly monounsaturated and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
What Should I Eat?
In plain language, base your diet on garden vegetables, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. That’s about as simple as we can get. Many have observed that keeping your grocery cart to the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the aisles is a great way to protect your health. Food is perishable. The stuff with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.
What Foods Should I Avoid?
Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.