Monday, June 3

Nutrition is one of those topics that can get overly complicated so fast that it’s easy to just throw your hands up and give up. And while you can find conflicting information on almost any nutrition-related topic out there, the fundamentals haven’t changed. And if you can understand and practice the fundamentals, you can build and tweak from there to find a sustainable, healthy way of eating for you.

In the video below from Ben Bergeron they discuss the fundamentals of nutrition, and hopefully it will help you understand this topic a little better.

Here’s the deal - no one knows everything - we (science) are still learning about nutrition, nutrients, and how different diets affect us. There is still a lot we don't know. But there are some principles that seem to be consistent no matter which diet or lifestyle you choose. Eat real food (naturally occurring, whole, and unprocessed), not too much, and mostly plants. These things are generally agreed upon in nutrition science and you can't really go wrong eating this way.

The other thing is that there is not a one-size-fits-all diet. Everyone is different and will respond differently to the type and amount of food they are taking in. People have different goals too, so just because something works for one person does not mean it is right for you.

This is just a great discussion about all of the nutrition trends we hear about. There aren't a lot of definite answers here, just discussion and information that you can use to decide what the best option for you may be. They talk about intermittent fasting, ketogenic diets, inflammation, gut biome health, and more.

The more informed you are the better decisions you can make. If you have time to listen or watch the entire podcast I think you can learn a lot. And remember, when you are working on a nutrition plan that you can live with for a long time it is going to take some experimentation. But you have to stick with something and be consistent for a while before you know if it works for you or not. Jumping from one thing to the next does not work.

Hopefully this helps you get a better grasp of the fundamentals of nutrition. And as always, please let us know if you have questions!


Workout for Monday, June 3
Front Squat
2X2 @ 70%
2X2 @ 75% to 80%
3X1 @ 85% to 90%

12 min AMRAP
11 Unbroken Wall Balls (20# to 10' / 14# to 9')
Run 100m

CrossFit 616