Nutrition is a minefield. With all of the, eat this, don't eat that, carbs make you fat, fat makes you fat, paleo is the best, paleo is the devil, stand on your head, etc, etc. It is easy to get lost. Fundamentally i think we all "know" what we should be eating but use the confusion as an excuse "not" to eat the way we should be eating. An example might be eating fast food 6 times per week. It is not exactly going to help anyone achieve their health and fitness goals... unless that is to gain 10kg and get heart disease. Considering however, you have just joined our ranks, i highly doubt that is what you are chasing. The number ONE starting point for success is CONSISTENCY. I do not mean 70% of the time, i mean 90% of the time. I also do not mean for 12 weeks, i mean for the rest of your life. Sound daunting, i can relate, but hear me out. If you want to succeed in anything in life the consistent application of attention will see you improving each and everyday and this day by day approach leads to you ultimately achieving. Do not get me wrong, it is not fast, sexy or easy but nothing fast and easy in life rarely is. No one heads of to space as an astronaut after 12 weeks of training, their journey is years and decades but it is their consistent application to their goal that gets them their. Closer to home, no one lands a job as an account without years of training and understanding of business and number, so why do we expect so much of our bodies to transform so fast?
It is a good question right?
So we have consistency, now to the even bigger question, WHAT DO I EAT!!!
Well that is easy...
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” (CrossFit Journal, September 2002, “The Garage Gym”)
These basic guidelines are the key to success, they are simple, and they work!
If you adhere to these 2 main points - Consistency and CrossFit's basic nutritional guidelines, i can almost say with 100% certainty that you will be heading on the right path to your success and remember that we are hear to help you along the way.
It is not going to change tomorrow, but what you do today makes the difference in 12 months time. It is you heading to the gym and choosing better food options CONSISTENTLY that sets you apart from the rest of society and the team at CrossFit Collingwood are truly stoked to be apart of your journey.
See you on the floor.