Q&A: Next Clean Challenge Begins Jan 14

We’ve had more than 12 gym-wide clean challenges over the years, all with different approaches — 100% paleo and very strict, more freedom while counting macros; 10-day challenges to 6-week challenges; teams of 3 athletes all the way up to 15. What have we learned? To a degree, they all work! They each have pros […]

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Nutrient Timing: Leaning Out vs. Adding Muscle

During every Clean Challenge (and any good nutrition program), the first thing we’re concerned about is the quality of food you’re putting in your mouths. All by itself, this approach has shown to be greatly beneficial for most Challengers, as well as for the general population. The second thing we’re concerned about is how much […]

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What’s Faster? Eating Out or Eating at Home

I’m more guilty than anyone of this. I’m feeling crunched on time at the end of a long day, and so instead of cooking the food I have at the house, I drive somewhere for take-out so I can eat NOW. I mean. It takes about 45 minutes to cook ground beef. 3-4 hours for […]

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The Best Cooking Method for Nutrient Retention

best cooking method for nutrient retention

Alright, you’ve honed your macros, you’re getting all your veggies, and your hydration is on point. Now: are you getting all the nutrients you can from your food? We were pumped to find “To Poach, Sauté, or Microwave? That Is the Question.,” a post on Chris Kresser’s site about the ins and outs of cooking […]

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How Eating Slower Can Help You Lose Body Fat

A lot of what we do in CrossFit is very fast-paced. Not only in CrossFit, but in life! We are rushing to get our kids to school, to meet a deadline, to get to a meeting, or simply walk from point A to point B. Unfortunately, for most of us, our eating habits are not […]

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Meal Prep versus Food Prep: What’s Best for You?

Meal prep and food prep may sound like the same thing, but there are slight differences between them. Depending on your environment, the busy-ness of your schedule, or the type of personality you have, one may work better for you than the other! What’s meal prep? Meal prep is the act of literally planning and preparing […]

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Counting Macros and Why You Should Try It!

counting macros

If you’re not familiar with “counting your macros,” it’s the process of monitoring and managing your daily intake of the three macronutrients: fat, carbohydrates and protein. Everyone has a different amount they should aim to eat based on goals, body composition, age, gender, level of training, and more. For a few weeks now, I’ve been […]

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Q & A: Quick and Easy Paleo

Greetings, everyone! We’re always approached with nutrition-related questions around here (which is awesome), so we’ve answered a couple of the ones we get most often below. Q: I’m a student, and I need quick Paleo breakfast and snack options – what do you suggest? A: Whether it’s school, work, kids, family, sports or all those […]

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Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash

This Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash is one of my go-to breakfast options! Top it with a couple fried eggs, and you’ve got a killer way to fuel your morning. The best part is, you can make the hash ahead of time, then quickly re-heat, fry your eggs, and go. Ingredients: Two eggs 1 package […]

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The Connection Between Your Gut and Your Mental Health

The gut is home to a bacterial ecosystem and a complex neural network some doctors have started to call the “second brain”. The stomach’s function is to properly digest and absorb food. When it’s not doing this properly, nutritional deficiencies develop that are linked to allergies, asthma, learning disabilities and psychiatric problems. Scientists and mental […]

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