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Firstly, I will start by saying there is no one size fits all when it comes to nutrition. You must first work out your goal setting – lose weight, gain weight, maintain weight or just be consistent and healthy. Nutrition isn’t about following a “diet” – its about changing your lifestyle and being consistent with it. There is no easy answer or magic pill just making the right choices most of the time. BUT – have birthday cake and go out with your friends for food and drinks just find the happy medium and something you can stick to and start educating yourself to help your journey.What should I eat?First, transition to quality foods and cut out the processed foods. You can usually find a good Butcher to bulk buy from with locally fresh produce. We want to cut down on processed grains such as grains, high GI carbs, bread etc. Swap your rice, chips and bread for sweet potato and plenty of greens. When buying vegetables and fruit if you stick to the fresh produce aisles of the supermarket you can never usually go wrong. Everything you need you can find in there.
2. Now I have quality food, whats next?
Next, we recommend eating those quality foods in proportion to fuel your athletic ability. A good way to follow this is the “Zone Diet”.
This is eating 40% carbohydrate, 30% fat and 30% protein at every meal. It also prescribes eating smaller meals throughout the day and more frequently.
Zone Diet Meal Targets
Your target is 40% carbohydrates
Your target is 30% fat
Your target is 30% protein
It also prescribes eating smaller meals throughout the day and more frequently.
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3. I think that will be too much for me? Is there anything else?
Yes – cut out the crap and eat quality food. If Zone is a bit too analytical for you then you can still eating the quality food, cut out the rubbish food and eat little and often. Gregg Glassman (the Founder of CrossFit) defines Fitness in 100 words –
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. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerk, and snatch. Similarly master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports
As you can see the first paragraph is nutrition and its summed up quite easily. If you stick to this you cannot go wrong.