More nutrition talk – Tue 5.10.16

 In W.O.D.

Skill: Ring Rows 4 x max reps*

*Start your sets at a height/position you can get 8-12 solid reps. It should be difficult to maintain those numbers for all 4 sets.

Conditioning: 3 rounds for time:
– 400m Run
– 10 Box Jumps (Performance/Fitness: 24/20″, Health: land with hips above parallel)
– 10 Power Cleans (Performance: 185/135#, Fitness: 135/85#, Health: 95/55#)

Nutrition talk today, instead of focusing on what you CAN’T eat, let’s focus more on what you can eat:

Before you begin worrying about portion size and protein/carb/fat requirements I recommend one simple and difficult step: focus first on food quality. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. Buy fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat. Buy frozen vegetables and meat when you must. Only venture down the aisles for a few select things like nuts, beans, canned tuna, olives, etc. The aisles are generally one big, processed, nutritionally worthless carb-fest. 

Healthy food is perishable. Real food–plants and animals that our bodies are built to consume– spoils. If it doesn’t spoil, then you probably weren’t meant to eat it. Sure, exceptions exist, but for the most part this is a basic litmus test. Here are some quick examples of real food vs Other:

Real Food:

Chicken, beef, salmon, tilapia, lamb, goat, apples, grapes, pears, strawberries, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, spinach, avocados, olives, cashews, peanuts, and macadamia nuts.

Something Other than Real Food:

Wheat Thins, cereals, bread, pasta, bagels, table sugar, flour, pancakes, Aunt Jemima’s maple syrup, tortillas, potato chips, “instant” anything, sweets, cakes, cookies, Ramen noodles, corn meal, and anything from Little Debbie.

Real food that has been corrupted by adding something other than real food:

Fruit juice, yogurt, hamburger helper, and mixed nuts.

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