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The Battle for Mexico

By Hilary Achauer

In Nutrition

February 16, 2016

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Government and CrossFit affiliates fight against Big Soda in a nation where sugary beverages are part of the culture.

“The average family in Mexico (eats) breakfast with soda,” said Pablo Romo, owner of CrossFit Lava in Mexico. “They eat (lunch) with soda, they eat dinner with soda. Soda all the time.”

In 2011, Mexico led the world in soda consumption, with an average per capita consumption of 43 gallons per year. Unsurprisingly, the country also… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

February 05, 2016

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Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! In this video, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com shares his recipe for kickin’ like Van Damme chicken, a dish he calls “the bigger brother” to his bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers.

Massie’s kickin’ chicken features a careful arrangement of chicken fingers on a bell-pepper base. That combo is topped with jalapeño slices and wrapped in thin-sliced bacon, and it’s served layered over a creamy puree of parsnips.

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After struggling with her health for years—surviving cancer and developing Type 2 diabetes—Patti Goldenson decided to turn her life around. Since joining CrossFit South Bay in Torrance, California, she’s lost 135 lb. and no longer needs to take diabetes medication.

Goldenson’s journey began after she broke her back at work. While she was in recovery, her physical therapist, Ron Satow, invited her to a contest at his gym. He was surprised when… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

January 28, 2016

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In this video, Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com shares his recipe for chipotle chicken frittata, a delicious dish that combines eggs, ground chicken, bacon and veggies for a savory breakfast-inspired meal you can enjoy anytime.

First Massie tosses the chopped bacon into a preheated cast-iron skillet, rendering the fat to “provide the cooking agent for our chicken, our veggies.”

Once the bacon, chicken and veggies are browned and seasoned, he slices… Continue Reading

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Addicts and Anecdotes

By Emily Beers

In Nutrition

January 27, 2016

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(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

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No Más

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Affiliation, Nutrition, Spanish

January 22, 2016

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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

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

January 21, 2016

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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

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In Affiliation, CrossFit, Nutrition

January 19, 2016

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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

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