Tuesday, July 10

I saw this article Nutrition in 60 Seconds from Whole9 Nutrition today and it made me realize that I am explaining my diet all wrong when introducing it to new people. I always start by telling people what I don't eat and that immediately puts them on the defensive and makes them not want to eat good, real food because all they are thinking is "I can't eat bread." Remember, it's not about what we can't eat, it's that what we do eat is the best possible stuff for us. Please read it and think about what you eat and if you feel good, perform well and are well balanced. If not, maybe it's time to give up some of the things that are not making you perform your best. It's very short and explains why they wrote a 60 second pitch to explain nutrition so give it a read and let me know your thoughts in the commments.

Here's the 60 second pitch:

I eat real food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit. I choose foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition. And food quality is important – I’m careful about where my meat, seafood and eggs come from, and buy organic local produce as often as possible.

This is not a “diet” – I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight. I aim for well-balanced nutrition, so I eat both animals and a significant amount of plants. I’m not lacking carbohydrates – I just get them from vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal or pasta. And my meals are probably higher in fat than you’d imagine, but fat is a healthy source of energy when it comes from high-quality foods like avocado, coconut and grass-fed beef.

Eating like this is ideal for maintaining a healthy metabolism and reducing inflammation within the body. It’s good for body composition, energy levels, sleep quality, mental attitude and quality of life. It helps eliminate sugar cravings and reestablishes a healthy relationship with food. It also works to minimize your risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and autoimmune.

Workout for Tuesday, July 10

Warmup Run 400 3 Rounds 10 Pushups 10 Fire Hydrants each leg 10 Squats

Strength Ring Pushups 5 Sets Max Reps

WOD 3 Rounds 30 Mountain Climbers 20 Overhead Squat (95/65) 15 Toes to Bar