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

- Greg Glassman, CrossFit founder

 

When it comes to nutrition, we believe in a well balanced diet consisting of whole foods. Whole food is food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.

This day and age, so many kinds of foods are so readily accessible and convenient and there is so much information out there about hundreds of kinds of “diets” that it can be overwhelming to understand how, what, and when to eat. Although we can provide you with in depth nutritional advice, we want everyone to understand that it really does not have to be complicated. That does not necessarily mean “easy” but it does mean that healthy eating is quite simple.

Think about these four points if you are unsure about your food choices:

  1. If you could not have harvested it out of your garden or farm and eaten it an hour later, it is not the best option;

  2. Shop around the perimeter of the grocery store, and avoid the aisles;

  3. If it has a food label on it, it is likely not the best option. For example, chicken, veg, fruit versus cookies and chips;

  4. If it does not go off, it is not the best option.