CrossFit-Specific Nutrition

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If you have ever done a CrossFit workout, you know that what you eat beforehand (and after) can either make or break you. What you eat can be the difference between an amazing finish to a brutally long metcon, or one in which you might not even finish… If you’ve ever experienced the highs and lows of a workout and …

Lack of Willpower is Not Your Issue

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Do you struggle with over-eating at night? If so, you might not be eating enough during the day. Let me explain. If you’ve gotten into the cycle of binge eating late at night), then you’ve probably gotten in the habit of skipping breakfast and eating a light lunch as well. The cycle continues as the more you eat at night, …

Why Restricting Food Groups is Sabotaging Your Health

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Do You Restrict Certain Food Groups? Besides having an allergy or some sort of medical issue, you should never restrict any one food group because you’ve been led to believe that it will help you to your body composition or performance goals. Labeling foods as “good” or “bad” is counterproductive to your well-being. You can most definitely eat all foods, …

Retrain Your Taste Buds

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Here is an interesting thought… We have 5 senses right? Let’s focus on taste for a minute. Your taste buds contain taste receptor cells (gustatory cells) which detect the five elements of taste: sour, salty, bitter, sweet, and umami. A combination of these elements is what gives unique flavors to foods. But your taste buds may very well be desensitized …

Reverse Dieting for Strength: Eat More, Build Muscle, and Burn Fat?

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What is Chronic Dieting? I am as guilty as anyone, spending a good chunk of my adult life obsessing about getting lean and toned. Along the way, I made countless mistakes: over restricting calories, spending 2+ hours per day on the elliptical, cutting sugar and all grains (cutting all carbs except vegetables, actually); all because I was convinced by magazines …