Simply speaking, the CrossFit eating plan is as follows:
- Protein should be lean and varied and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
- Carbohydrates should be predominantly low-glycemic and account for about 40% of your total caloric load.
- Fat should be predominantly mono-unsaturated and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
Base your diet on garden vegetables (especially leafy greens), lean meats (grass fed) and fish (wild caught), nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. That’s about as simple as we can get. Many have observed that keeping your grocery cart to the perimeter of the supermarket while avoiding the aisles is a great way to protect your health. Food is perishable – the stuff with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.
Read more about CrossFit nutrition – http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/start-diet.html
Introduction to “The Zone” - http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/cfjissue21_May04.pdf
Zone “Block” Calculator - http://www.dbhonline.com/zoneful/p_calculator.htm
Want to learn more? Here’s some links to some of our favourite finds and go-to resources -
For Perth Locals:
Australian Farmers’ Markets Association for a list of Farmers’ Markets in Perth – http://www.farmersmarkets.org.au
Where to Buy Organic Food in Perth – http://www.wholefoodcooking.com.au/06-resources.html
Home Delivered Organic Produce – http://www.perthorganics.com/
Perth City Farm in East Perth – http://cityfarmperth.org.au/
The Raw Kitchen in Fremantle – http://www.therawkitchen.com.au
Samudra in Dunsborough – http://www.samudra.com.au/
Dandaragan Organic Beef – http://www.dandaraganorganicbeef.com.au
Redtail Ridge Organic Meat, Olives & Honey – http://www.redtail-ridge.com/
The Paleo Market - http://thepaleomarket.com.au/
More links for nutritional learning, recipes and inspiration:
The Virtues of Coconut Water – http://cooeecrossfit.com.au/nutrition/coconut-water/
Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution – http://robbwolf.com/
Mark’s Daily Apple – http://www.marksdailyapple.com/
Dr Barry Sears’ Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition – http://www.drsears.com/
Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet – http://thepaleodiet.com/
Everyday Paleo – http://everydaypaleo.com/
Eat. Move. Thrive! – http://eatmovethrive.blogspot.com/search/label/Recipe
Glycemic Index List of Foods – http://www.lowgihealth.com.au/glycemic-index-list-of-foods/
The Grass-Fed vs Grain-Fed Beef Debate - http://edition.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/29/grass.grain.beef.cookinglight/index.html
The Healthy Chef – http://www.teresacutter.com/
Paleo Nick – http://www.paleonick.com/
PaleOMG – http://paleomg.com/
Please let us know if you have any other great resources we can share here by dropping us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org