Nutrition

THE BASICS

Nutrition should be the foundation of your fitness regimen.

Elite Nutrition at CrossFit GSL

However you look at it, in order to achieve health and fitness you have to eat right and train right. You cannot separate the two and expect to have elite fitness.

If you are training right and eating right you should see several things happen:

You will 1. Look better, 2. Feel better, and 3. Perform better (in all areas of life and of course CrossFit)

CrossFit GSL fully integrates optimal nutrition with elite training because we believe that if you are doing one without the other you are only getting 50% of the results you could be. We are here to provide professional training and a program of elite fitness. Bottom line: RESULTS!100%

The Nutrition Coaching you receive here is based on the CrossFit Dietary Prescription and uses the resources of the Zone and Paleo diets that have been shown to produce the greatest results.

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruits, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” -Greg Glassman

WHAT IS PALEO?

The Paleo Diet is a way of eating in the modern age that best mimics diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors – combinations of lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. By eating the foods that we are genetically adapted to eat, followers of the Paleo Diet are naturally lean, have acne-free skin, improved athletic performance, and are experiencing relief from numerous metabolic-related and autoimmune diseases.

The diet you should eat to be in great shape, lose weight easily, sleep like a baby and have more energy than the energizer bunny is the diet provided by mother nature that we’ve been eating for millions of years before agriculture.

You see, our Paleolithic ancestors didn’t suffer from some of our modern burdens like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cancer and a host of other chronic condition. They lived very natural lives that made them naturally healthy, fit and strong. Their food consisted of Meat, Fish, Fruits, Vegetables, eggs, nuts, and seeds. This was simple, nutritious and non-toxic.

Our bodies are designed to eat and get NUTRIENTS from the same food as they did. Eating our modern grains, vegetable seed oils and sugar-laden food is what is damaging our health greatly.

If you are here on this site, you are on the right track and you are already making the right changes in your life to achieve great health and well-being. Things aren’t always so easy and making such a huge leap of change in your diet can be a real pain in the “rear”, if you know what we mean. What’s more, the diet we are supposed to eat is just the opposite of what everyone else eats. So, lets look at these questions:

1. Do you feel left on your own quest for health without people to help you?

2. Would you like to spend less time thinking about food and more time just enjoying a healthy and vibrant life?

3. Do you get bored about the food, feel like you eat the same things over and over again or experience intense cravings?

We suggest eating Paleo. We have had members and friends loose 25-30lbs in less than two months with this diet. Of course, couple that with CrossFit’s own recipe of Constantly Varied, High Intensity Functional Movements, 5-6 days a week. Give it 110% and you WILL see results.

We suggest purchasing this eCook book for your smart phone or iPad or PC. Check it out here.

http://paleorecipebook.com/?hop=faceurbiz

At CrossFit, we also encourage the Zone Diet

NUTRITION SUMMARY – Courtesy Robb Wolf

All of the lean meat, fish, seafood, eggs you can eat
. All of the non starchy vegetables you can eat. 
Plenty of fruit
. Moderate healthy fats
. Moderate nuts and seeds. 
No grains or cereals at all
. No legumes. 
No dairy products (eggs are meat)
 No processed foods – make it yourself! 
No sugars. Agave, organic honey, molasses, pure spun golden sunshine….it doesn’t matter. They are all equally bad for you. 
No artificial sweeteners. These are not food!  Creepy laboratory products with sketchy safety records, artificial sweeteners have been shown to produce an insulin response.

Bottom line is we are trying to stay away from processed food, food that is difficult for our body to process like grains and dairy, and just eat real food to fuel our bodies. “If it has a nutrition facts label on it, it’s not food” —G.Glassman

Our standards are pretty high but so are our results. CrossFit GSL’s Nutrition coaching gives you a customized nutrition plan and recommendations to make the CrossFit Dietary Prescription YOUR prescription, YOUR Zone YOUR Paleo.

Nutrition is the foundation for everything else you do. If we can’t feed ourselves well, we cannot live well in any other area.

Through individualized Nutrition Coaching and by combining the Paleo diet food choices with Zone quantities we can give our members a formula for the types and amounts of fuel to use. We can be really specific and be able to measure and adjust the formula as needed for the best results.