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Food for Thought

By Chip Johnston

In Nutrition, The CrossFit Life

January 17, 2013

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Nutrition is a key part of CrossFit, but many trainers shy away from discussing eating habits. Chip Johnston thinks that’s a huge mistake.

We often say in CrossFit, “Nutrition is the foundation.”

Everyone—even people who don’t do CrossFit—has experienced a situation where nutrition positively or negatively affected his or her physical or psychological performance.

We ask our athletes a host of questions when they enter our affiliates. Do you have any injuries? What is your… Continue Reading

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Caveman Vs. Zone

By E.M. Burton

In Nutrition

January 04, 2013

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E.M. Burton prepares an athlete’s meaty dream dinner, then shows how to put it into the Zone.

“We’re all just one meal away,” someone said to me early in my training. I found the idea quite heartening. No matter what you ate yesterday, you’re only one meal away from having balanced blood-sugar levels.

The idea that each and every meal could be so important struck me. I wondered if we thought that way more often, wouldn’t we put in more effort to… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

November 29, 2012

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Nick Massie, a career chef who runs PaleoNick.com, shows you how to prepare shepherd-style beef tongue tacos—without the tacos.

“The cow tongue is a delicacy. Definitely a delicacy,” he says.

Massie starts with the tongue in a large stainless-steel tub partially filled with water, which he brings to a boil after adding bay leaves and salt and covering it with aluminum foil. Next, he cooks it in the oven at 320 F for 5… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

November 26, 2012

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Competitors should have a plan for their grub during competitions, Matt Chan says at this CrossFit Competitor’s Course held at CrossFit Park City.

Part 4 was originally published as a resource during the CrossFit Games season and is presented here in sequence with the other parts of the series.

“You should be able to tell somebody (what you’re eating), rather than showing up to the Home Depot Center (without) a clue and you’re… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, CrossFit, HD Videos, Nutrition

November 22, 2012

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Matt Chan explains how to create a baseline Zone Diet plan for competitive athletes and how to intelligently deviate from it in this video shot at a CrossFit Competitor’s Course at CrossFit Park City.

Only 10 percent of CrossFit Games athletes say they weigh and measure their food, Chan notes in Part 1.

“Now you may say, ‘Oh, I guess that’s not important.’ But in my opinion what that says to me is that 90… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

November 16, 2012

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During this Paleo potluck, Juli Bauer demonstrates how to cook creamy chicken casserole.

“(I am) showing people how to make an easy Paleo meal and make it delicious,” says Bauer, who runs PaleOMG.com.

The ingredients: broccoli, cauliflower, olive oil, chicken thighs, garlic, white onion, vegetable broth, coconut milk, salt, pepper and mushrooms.

Bauer begins by roasting bite-sized pieces of broccoli and… Continue Reading

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In HD Videos, Nutrition

November 02, 2012

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Chef Nick Massie shows you how to braise meat osso buco style. The Italian specialty involves veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth. In Italian, “osso buco” means “bone with a hole.”

Massie begins by pouring olive oil in a pot and adding four salted veal shanks.

“You want to get these as seared as possible on all sides,” says Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com.

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In Kids, Nutrition

October 30, 2012

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Dan Edelman’s nutrition confessions of a conflicted parent.

“Barring obvious socioeconomic barriers such as poverty, often the only barrier to a child having access to good nutrition is the parents’ lack of access to information, lack of ability to process that information or laziness.” —E.M. Burton

I am no expert on food. This my perspective and my perspective alone. But it is the perspective and honesty of a father who is… Continue Reading

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