For under $350, Tony Budding and Rory McKernan travelled to Tuscon, Ariz., on the Southwest Airlines Ding program. In Tuscon they visited Jennifer Higgins and Carl Wells of CrossFit Works, and they also got a great meal out of the deal.
Higgins prepared lunch for the crew with local ingredients including ground beef, butternut squash, roasted chilli peppers and tomatoes. CrossFit Works emphasizes a combination of Zone and Paleo choices and recommends CrossFitters look into community supported agriculture (CSA) in their area. By eating locally grown foods through a CSA program, they can help support biodiversity and sustainable small-scale farming practices while finding nutritious local food choices.
The staff at CrossFit works is careful not to push nutrition on people, so Higgins will get to know her clients before making suggestions that she believes will help her athletes feel better and improve their performance.
Additional reading: Good Hormones, Bad Hormones: The Energy Balance Equation by Tony Leyland, published March 1, 2008.