January is usually the time we start our new health kicks, determined to finally lose that bit of extra flab from Christmas #NewYearNewMe
We go all in. Eating enormous salads, training daily, meal preppin’ till our fridge looks like a Tupperware party.
It’s great to feel motivated and in control, but we must be careful not to restrict TOO much.
The CrossFit Nutrition Prescription is to “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.
Restricting your calorie intake too far will mean more than just lack luster workouts. Low energy levels & fatigue, sugar cravings, constant hunger, poor quality sleep, irritability, poor digestion and constipation are all signs that your eating too little and affect your daily life. If continued over long periods of time it can even cause hair thinning/loss, inability to get pregnant, low sex drive, constantly feeling cold and anxiety.
So how do we eat to support exercise but not body fat?
Learn more about the CrossFit Nutrition Prescription in our 2 week FUNDAMENTALS COURSE. Perfect for beginners, in 6 classes we cover technique, training methodology, recovery and nutrition to give you the best start possible!
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