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January 12, 2010

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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.

5min 9sec

Additional reading: Good Hormones, Bad Hormones: The Energy Balance Equation by Tony Leyland, published March 1, 2008.

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8 Comments on “Lunch at CrossFit Works: The Ding Series, Part 3”

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Awesome Jennifer, Great to see you guys doing so well. Keep up the great work.

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+1 to the CSA! ...love getting ours every week!

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Keith Fournier wrote …

Nice work Jen! Thanks for all your help with my nutrition. It has made a huge difference in my training and progress.

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Cody Limbaugh wrote …

Great emphasis on solid nutrition!

That is the type of environment I am envisioning for us here at CrossFit eXcellence but we have had a heluva time getting momentum in that area.

We are starting a 'challenge' next week to try to get things moved up a notch- this is a fun video to get peoples' head on strait about it!

Great work!

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Hey, you mention you provide those who want to rely on facts or question the nutrition(I don't remember how you put it exactly) with articles or studies on nutrition. Both for people unwilling to eat meat and just general nutrition related. Could you possibly post links to those, that would be really helpful.

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Jen,
One year ago I didn't know that there was such a life without gluten. You have shown me the way and because of it I feel and look better than I ever have. I have more energy to do everyhing that I want to do. I even have the energy to workout after working a 12 hr shift. Your paleo ways are the best. Thanks for all the support and all that you do for us at Crossfitworks.

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Robert,
Much of the info I have on hand is here in my unorganized collection of articles and resources. I am pretty adept at pulling out of the mayhem what people need. If you'd like to email me directly with some things you are interested in I can give you some specifics. The starting points for me though, without hesitation are: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price, Know Your Fats by Dr. Mary Enig, Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice and of course, Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. I think these books would be a complete nutrition education for almost anyone. Especially the first one. Life changer.
Thanks to all my clients for trusting me with their food!!

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I'm new to this site. How do I find the other parts to this series?

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