Wednesday, November 15

Nutrition is such a tough topic. You can read one study that says one thing and find another study that says the exact opposite. But what we do know is that what you eat and how much you eat matter. You can focus on food quality or quantity to start your journey to a better diet, but in the end, both will come into play.

No matter what camp you are in when it comes to nutrition, I think we can all agree that processed foods are not good for you and real food is where you should be getting most of your calories.

So, while the number of calories you eat DOES matter, where those calories come from is massively important when talking about getting the right nutrients and how your body will respond. 

In the video below, Mike G. explains how sugar is processed in the body when it comes from processed foods with no fiber. As a society, we're taking in WAY more sugar than we could ever burn off through exercise and all that sugar is killing us.

So, even if you're eating fewer calories, that sugar is blocking the signal that you've had enough food (so you end up eating more) and it's making you store fat and feel lazy. It's a never-ending cycle. 

Watch the video and consider where those sugar (carbohydrate) calories are coming from. Eat real food that supports your level of activity and you will feel better and start to see changes in your body!

 

Workout for Wednesday, November 15
Back Squat
1X4 @ 75%
4X4 @ 80%

12 min AMRAP
8 Power Cleans (155/105)
8 C2B Pull Ups
12 Box Jumps (24" / 20")

CrossFit 616