I get a lot of questions about CrossFit these days, but my tolerance for answering that question today is not not where it should be to ensure that it does not quickly deteriorate into a rant, so I am not going to go there right now.
When I get asked about CrossFit, about 62% of the time I also get asked about ‘eating Paleo’ – again I repeat my mantra….don’t roll your eyes, don’t roll your eyes….
Then we have a discussion about…eating foods that is not over processed, made in a factory and unrecognizable.
If you are eating something that is labelled ‘chicken’ but you cannot for the life of you identify any of at as something you would see walking around the barnyard, then it has more than likely been industrialized. Even the regular meat we get at the grocery store butcher counter has most likely been industrialized in some way.
I am like many of you, I have trouble paying to eat only grass fed organic beef all the time, but I can at least stay away from meat that is unrecognizable.
I can select more fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, etc to put into meals that I prepare myself at home. I don’t think there are many of you out there who don’t understand that a grilled pork tenderloin and veggies isn’t better for you than a frozen pizza. Most of you know what things you could limit from your eating for better health.
Notice how I say ‘limit from your eating’ – I still enjoy the occasional frozen pizza, but what used to be a weekly occurrence is now barely even a monthly occurrence. Start with small consistent changes on the biggest offenders.
Back from the tangent…
See, I told you I was in the mood for a rant. Let’s get back to the Paleo Diet – instead of reading my rambling rant, I am going to turn this topic over to Dr. John Berardi of Precision Nutrition who is my go-to resource for all things nutrition – you should read the PN blog, this is the scientific and level headed take on the Paleo Diet from that resource – enjoy.
==> WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PALEO DIET <== click this link
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