January 27, 2016
(Corrects to clarify relationship between blood sugar and sleep.)
More and more, science is confirming what athletes report anecdotally: Avoiding sugar can dramatically improve health and performance.
The first week was hard. Really hard.
“My body told me it wanted sugar,” said Tanya Chick.
An athlete at CrossFit E-Town in Evanston, Illinois, Chick said she was addicted to Trader Joe’s freeze-dried mangoes. Chick’s mango fetish came to an end the moment she signed… Continue Reading
Oscar Ramos, el dueño de CrossFit Downey, trabaja para destruir los lazos culturales con la Gran Soda y por educar sus miembros—la mayoría que son Hispanos—en los peligros de las bebidas dulces.
Cuando era niño, Oscar Ramos no podía salir a jugar hasta que se bebiera “la botella gorda” de Gatorade sabor limón.
Una botella de 32 onzas de la auto-proclamada bebida extintora de la sed contiene 56 gramos de azúcar, o alrededor de14 cucharaditas—más… Continue Reading
This time on The CrossFit Kitchen, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com creates finger-lickin’-good lemon-pepper chicken.
Start by roasting the squash and chicken. In the meantime, heat a little olive oil in a cast-iron skillet and toast the garlic. Next, add the onions, mushrooms and stock to start a savory topping for your chicken. Three minutes later, toss in the roasted bell peppers and add a little romance with Massie’s own Lemon Pepper… Continue Reading
Open happiness or open diabetes?
Big Soda’s advertising would have you believe its products are all part of a healthy, active, vibrant life. The reality is much different: Sugary sports drinks and sodas are fueling chronic disease and ruining the health of millions. It’s time to push aside celebrity endorsements, catchy jingles and clever slogans to tell people the truth: Sugar is toxic.
From Nov. 8 to 19, CrossFit Inc. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman visited nine… Continue Reading
Bill dies in committee but supporters say anti-soda legislation is just a matter of time.
The effort to pass a recently failed bill requiring health-warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages in California is a marathon, not a sprint, said sponsoring Sen. Bill Monning.
“While it’s obviously a disappointment that we don’t have an immediate vehicle we won’t just lie dormant. We will use 2016 to continue to educate… Continue Reading
January 03, 2016
Marion Nestle talks about how Big Soda is under attack from communities and people who are tired of obesity, diabetes and bad science.
The ingredients in soda are simple: carbonated water, high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose, caramel color, phosphoric and citric acids, caffeine, and natural flavors. The ingredients may be simple, but their impact is profound.
Selling this flavored sugar water has turned The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple… Continue Reading
January 01, 2016
Fat has been demonized for over a century—with disastrous consequences.
In the 1800s, Sylvester Graham scornfully wrote of fatty meats’ driving sexual desire. His cure: whole wheat.
Later in the century, John Harvey Kellogg, a Graham follower, espoused the same wisdom, adding that too much lard would cause bowel backup. His solution: vegetarianism.
This way of eating, both men argued, was also a way to avoid disease and prolong life.
But our disdain for dietary fat… Continue Reading
Meet Ivan Garcia. The 26-year-old waiter and bouncer aspires to be a police officer, but one thing stands in his way: his weight.
The restaurant where Garcia works is located in Scotts Valley, California, near CrossFit Headquarters. When Garcia’s mother approached CrossFit HQ trainer Jenny Lau about training her son, Lau was ready to help Ivan reclaim his body.
“My shoulder hurt really bad, my knees hurt really bad, my back hurt… Continue Reading