Pat Sherwood is one of CrossFit HQ’s top trainers. He is on the road most weekends at the various CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certification seminars. He is also a great athlete who is cranking out some very impressive WOD performances. Proper nutrition is essential for optimizing performance. But how can that happen with so much time on the road?
There are many theories out there about cheat meals. Some folks say that they are psychologically necessary for success. Others insist that the occasional feast triggers a growth hormone. Some argue against them completely, especially in the early stages of trying to change a diet.
The generally accepted CrossFit approach is to cheat hard on a predetermined schedule. Pat Sherwood sets out on an ambitious evening of dessert. This is but one example of good cheating. Others are hitting the pasta and pizza bar, or a massive buffet, before dessert. The bottom line is: Don’t hold back!