This was the question I asked over eighty of you last week. Here are the responses I got in order of most popular…
WHAT?!? How do you people even survive?!? 😉
Three members had great responses with complete meals (more on this later) and were rewarded! That means in over eighty of you, only three are properly fueling their bodies for what we do here in the gym and in your daily lives!
Us coaches have our work to do in better educating you…
Lets start with what the foundation of CrossFit is…ITS NUTRITION PEOPLE! Each level builds on the level below it, if your nutrition sucks, these things will not be where they could be if it were more solid.
Lets just single out the meal of breakfast for now. Is it in fact “the most important meal of the day?” What if your just not hungry when you wake up? Is it ok to eat breakfast later, lets say around 10 or 11am?
The answer in short is, what we eat in the morning is far more important then when we eat it.
If your breakfast is based on highly processed carbohydrates such as sugary cereals or sweet rolls it may be as bad as, or worse than, skipping breakfast. Why? All of those refined carbs and sugars can lead to a spike in blood sugar and insulin and over time this can damage your body and lead to many other problems. On the other hand, if you eat a protein-rich breakfast (think eggs), you’re likely to be satisfied longer. “Non-carbohydrate foods, specifically protein and fat, slow down digestion,”
So, what’s an ideal breakfast? Think farmer-style cooked breakfast, one of eggs, vegetables and good fats. Forget what you know to be breakfast and eat leftovers, chicken, steak, salads and whatever else you can find in the fridge.
Dont fall for the marketing of cereals as a healthier, more convenient alternative. It doesn’t matter how much “vitamins or protein they promise is in their products. They will never be as healthy as REAL FOOD is!
Make the shift to a lighter grain-based breakfast, eat protein, veggies/fruits & good fats.
*A reminder to those of you that have been drinking your protein shakes every morning, the intent of protein shakes is it is to be used as a “supplement” meaning in an addition to a healthy real food diet, for specialized cases like athletes and hard gainers or in the case of emergency when you just cant get to real food right away.
20 Minute AMRAP:
5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
15 Air squats
15 V Ups
J Fuhr 14+10
Jeff W 18+9
Bill H 13+11
Max L 21+6
Josh W 9+8
Sp K 14+1
Joe M 19+8
Jen R 7+11
Matt S 12+6
Jenn C. 12+24
Alicia E 13+5
Wayne S 11 “Welcome”
On Board 1
14 Min AMRAP
10 KB Swings
200 Meter Row
3 Rounds (As a group):
30 Sec Plank
1 Minute Rest