Eat Like This

Workout of the Day for Wednesday 12/11/13

Speed & Power
Hang Squat Clean

Work Capacity
Deadlifts 225/155
Box Jump 24″/20″

Eat like this:

Eat Like ThisThis is from the blog Mark’s Daily Apple. This blog was the basis for the book The Primal Blueprint.

The 3 main approaches in the CrossFit community are Paleo, Primal, and Zone. They are all useful. Find an eating lifestyle that works for you, for where you at now. What works for you now, may not work for you in 6 months. What works for someone else may not work for you. The important thing is that you are learning, tracking your food, not eating blindly, and adopting eating/food principles to your lifestyle.

In my current opinion (yes, my opinions change), the Paleo principles are great for detox/cleansing and management of chronic issues that may be set off by food allergies. Primal principals are the best way to eat long-term; healthy, realistic, accommodations for slight (infrequent) deviation. The zone diet can be a good place to start for many people who need to get a basic understanding of food nutrients, quantity control, and the effect of food on insulin levels. However, the zone allows for almost any food including very poor and ‘low quality’ choices. So ultimately, zoners will have to deal with the quality of food they eat and start switching to high quality foods. This has been called Zoleo by some (get it? zone + paleo). So I like Zomal – I try to monitor the quantity of macro-nutrients but follow the quality principles found in the Primal.

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