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Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a beginner to CrossFit (and Paleo for that matter), the Paleo diet has helped thousands of people change their lives. Let me start out by asking why it is so important for us to write our WOD time or weight on the board? Accountability!! That’s right; a challenge will hold you accountable to yourself, others and your coach just like taking that dry erase marker and noting your time. For those who are just starting out down your Paleo journey a challenge will provide you with education and knowledge to help you stay within the guidelines of the challenge. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. If changing your diet doesn’t help, you can always return to what you are doing. 😉
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
Benefits of a Paleo Diet:
Decrease Body-Fat, reverse Hyperinsulinemia, lower blood pressure, improve lipid profile panel, have more energy, decrease inflammation, better mental clarity, lower blood glucose levels, have better digestion, gain muscle, increase bone density, reverse/decrease the risk of diabetes, increase quality of life, and of course get stronger and decrease WOD times.
Let’s face it. A high percentage of individuals who join fitness programs just want to “look better naked” and that’s ok. Two very important aspects of weight loss are insulin control and caloric intake. You must understand that the quantity/quality of food and the carbohydrate/fat/protein composition of your diet will affect your results. If losing weight is high on your list of desired results you must find a carbohydrate load that works for YOU, not your neighbor, your coach, or your friend.
Recommend starting point for individuals who want to drop body-fat:
- Female: 100 grams of carbs or less a day.
- Male: 150 grams of carbs or less a day.
- Once you lean out you can add some carbs back into the diet but don’t go overboard.
- As far as caloric levels: Shoot for 10-12 cals per lbs of bodyweight. Do not go below 1200 cals.
- Watch intake of fruit, yams, sweet potatoes, and honey.
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