“Consuming foods with omega 6 fatty acids in proportion to omega 3 fatty acids at about a 2:1 or 1:1 ratio is considered beneficial. However, the Western diet sits at about a 16-20:1 ratio, meaning excessive intake of foods causing inflammation, with little to counteract.”
One of CrossFit’s recent undertaking is against big beverage companies. In particular Coca-Cola and Gatorade. I completely admit, I have not followed these with any amount of detail because quite frankly, it does not matter to me that much. Essentially what Crossfit and these companies are going back and forth about is clarity in advertising for their products and lack of integrity in their “science-proven” research.
Nutrition Challenge Brief:
After running a number of different challenges, from cleanses to Whole30 to Paleo or zone, we have decided to take a page out of CFNE’s books and do a different kind of nutrition challenge. This challenge really just focuses on our (and CrossFit’s) philosophy on food – Eat real food, not too much, mostly plants.
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It is with great excitment that Rebecca and I would like to welcome Sam Mitchell to the 306 staff team. Sam will be offering nutritional counselling on site at 306. Please read her message below:
Hello Reebok Crossfit 306 Community!
My name is Samantha Mitchell and over the last year I have been partnering with Rebecca and Jason to bring nutrition seminars into 306. I’m a firm believer that in the quest for healthy living requires equal focus on nutrition and physical activity. It is with great excitement that I have come on board to service the nutrition need of the 306 community in a greater capacity. Starting January 15th I will be available for scheduled consultations. My goal is to provide you with the information you need to understand your nutritional needs and give you practical recommendations to help you achieve and maintain your goals. Weather your needs are focused on leaning out, building mass or improving an overall healthy lifestyle I will be able to assist you in creating a plan for your journey.
Price: $50+tax/hour consultation
To set up an appointment please e-mail me at SamMitchellNutrition@gmail.com
We will be hosting 3 nutritional seminars this summer. Back by popular demand and for those that missed the first sesions, we will be hosting 2 different intro sessions.
With so many people going through the cleanse and looking to switch to a Paleo lifestyle, I thought that I would give you some helpful resources to guide you through the process.
Well cleansers, it is your last week and you have all done amazingly well. It is the home stretch and then you will be transitioning into paleo/zone.
We are very excited to bring in some new items for post WOD recovery here at 306. You will have noticed that you can now purchase coconut water in the front lobby
Well, everyone should get their kits today or tomorrow. If you have Valentine's Day plans, please be sure to start on Wednesday, it will make things a lot easier for you
Next cleanse group: I know that a number of people are interested in doing the cleanse with us. I will have a sign up sheet at the reception desk for the next group to start. I have realized that Monday night isn't the best time, so I am going to change it to Saturday morning at 9:30am. The next group will start on Saturday, February 11, 2012. I will need to order the kits by February 07th so that they get here on time. Please let me know if you have any questions. Keep up the great work!
I always find that getting back on track after a week of being 'off the wagon' can be a little challenging. My body quickly gets used to eating more calories, a higher sugar consumption, and it starts to crave sweets, and I am a lot more hungry. This is all very normal, however I like to get back on track as soon as I can. When I feed my body whole and natural foods in the right portions, I feel amazing. I have way more energy and have stronger workouts. For me, my diet accounts for 90% of my performance and 10% would be my training. If my diet is not dialed in, I feel tired and my work-outs suffer. I don't have the same intensity and therefore don't see the same results.
Now that you have been in the crossfit community for a while, you have heard the chatter about the Paleo way of eating, the Zone diet. The theory is that this style of eating, just like our training is the way we are naturally made to eat and exercise. I can tell you that I have never felt better than I do, eating this way. I used to suffer daily from pain and digestion issues. After switching my diet, I am pain free.
So, here is the challenge. I will be taking those wanting to participate through a 30 nutritional cleanse. After the 30 days, we will work with the paleo/zone ways of eating. The cleanse helps to cut sugar addictions and clean out your body. I find that it is really helpful, especially when switching to paleo eating. I use the Isagenix 30 day cleansing system. I have used it over the past couple years and love the products. The protein is the best quality that I have ever tried (and I have tried a lot). The cost for the cleanse is just over $300.00 for the 30 days. That takes care of 2 meals a day for the 30 days as well as your cleanse and support tools. We will start on January 09th, so I will need to know who is interested so that I can order all the kits in by January 02nd. We will take measurements and before pictures and track the progress. We will do the first session at 7:00pm after the last WOD. This will give us a chance to go over the products as well as take measurements and the before and after pictures. If you want to bring a friend who isn't a member, just for the cleanse, feel free. They can come to that 7pm session.
Feel free to research the products at www.isagenix.com. If you are interested, please send me a quick e-mail and I will get all the information that I need from you. Please let me know by December 29th if you want to participate as I need to get organized for the group.
Lastly, enjoy the holidays. Laugh, eat, be merry and enjoy the company of friends and family. Be sure to participate in the activities that 'feed' you, whatever that may be:). See you soon!
Well, we started last Saturday and today was our first official check in day to see how we are doing. I have done this before and know first hand how well it works, but I was amazed how well everyone is doing. 5/7 of us weighed in and lost a total of 30 pounds and each person lost anywhere from 4 - 7.5 inches! The power of the cleanse is amazing. Such a great way to get your diet on track.
If anyone is interested in joining the January group, please e-mail me and I will get you the info - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up the great work!
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