Getting Ready for the Nutrition Challenge, 10/1/12-10/31/12
What: At Carlsbad CrossFit, we are going to hold our first ever nutrition challenge.
When: 1 Oct 2012 – 31 October 2012.
Why: Nutrition plays the most important role in a healthy lifestyle. It is the foundation upon which we are able to support our physical activity like CrossFit and other sports. By cleaning up your diet, you should experience a lot of health benefits that will make you look at food differently (in a good way!). Benefits include but is not limited: to increase in mental clarity, increase your performance in the gym, increased energy throughout the day, and weight loss.
How to participate:
1st. Choose a diet: Paleo, Zone or both.
Paleo: Eat Meat, Vegetables, Nuts, Seeds, little starch, some fruit. Do not each: Grains, Rice, Legumes, Dairy, Sugar, Artificial Sugars.
Download this PDF for a guide of what to eat and what not to eat:
Zone: Control your food portions utilizing the “Zone” ratios. (40% of total calories from Carbohydrates, 30% from Protein, 30% from Fat). Use this guide to help:
2nd. Post your participation in the challenge. In order to hold each other accountable, please post if you will be participating and what your SMART goal is for this challenge. Remember you want your goal to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound.
So for example, my goal is to lose 5 pounds and to lose 1″ off of my body measurements. I will weigh myself and take body measurements before the challenge starts and I will be following the Paleo diet doing 6 days on and 1 day off until October 31.
The posting and review of goals, combined with the support of our team will improve everyone’s chance of successfully completing their personal goal.
3rd. On Wednesday, September 26th @ 7:00PM Rick will discuss the diets and answer any questions about them.
If you have not yet read our Nutrition page, http://www.carlsbadcrossfit.com/nutrition-and-lifestyle/ please do. There are some great resources to guide you on Paleo, Zone, etc.
Over the next couple of days, we will be posting additional information about the Paleo and Zone diets. If you have questions about nutrition e-mail Rick at Rick@carlsbadcrossfit.com.
Catina would like to compile some recipes to share. If you have some YUMMY ideas, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help choosing which diet to follow and setting your goals, let us know!