Tuesday, December 4

Here’s a super simple way to think about what and how much to eat. CrossFit prescription for nutrition is to eat meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.

In the video below, Leah Polaski walks through this prescription and how macronutrients (protein, fat, carb) fall into it.

You can take this list and build every meal around it. Find a quality meat or protein source, load up on veggies then round it out with healthy fats (nuts and seeds, e.g.) and maybe have some fruit and a little starch from time to time. Of course, if you are a vegetarian or vegan, you’ll need to remove the meat and make sure you are getting enough protein from other sources, but this list still works.

The modern western diet seems to go the opposite direction, with everything built around processed carbohydrates and sugar. No sugar means no added sugar. You’ll get plenty of sugar and carbohydrates from vegetables, fruits and a little bit of starch.

I’m a big believer that keeping it simple early on is extremely important to succeeding on a new nutrition plan. Some people enjoy weighing and measuring everything they eat and like that control, but some people just need to eat real food and not too much.

You’ll have to find what works for you, and hopefully this helps you understand it all a little better.

Workout for Tuesday, December 4
Pull Up Progressions

13 min AMRAP
6 Deadlifts (185/125)
3 Hang Power Cleans (185/125)
60 Double Unders or 120 Single Unders

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