You CAN’T Out-CrossFit That Bad Diet
January 31, 2018
Hey guys! Wellness Wednesday is upon us and today we are talking calories in vs. calories out. But is it really that simple? Surely though if you eat cave at work you can just hit the gym after and burn off that 1 (okay two) donuts from the breakroom right?! Wrong. You see, our bodies are COMPLEX and even though its easy to recite out all these things that we’ve all fallen prey to, it’s not how we actually work. It seems as though, the QUALITY of your calories matter just as much, if not more than how many you are consuming each day. But when you do decide to splurge, it doesn’t work as easily as 1 donut = 357 burpees. Sorry to break it to you, folks. It is essential for EVERYONE to focus on carbs that are nutrient-dense and not just another strange, processed product to help you hit a number for the day.
“The meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar component is critical.” -Greg Glassman
Check out this great article below on the CrossFit Journal that explains this topic more in detail. It includes other CrossFitter’s stories to help you get a more clear picture of just how much your eating habits can be affecting your performance in the gym! And how much better your performance could be if you fueled your body properly!
The Sugary Albatross – by Brittney Saline
Also, be on the lookout for our upcoming program, River 2 River Nutrition!