Clean Eating Resources

We had 60+ people at the Nutrition Seminar Sunday night with Heather Kelly.  For those of you who missed it, you can view her webinar online if you’re an OPENutrition member. Click here to sign up – it’s $17/mo and you can cancel anytime.  As a member, you also get access to a bunch of recipes, meal plans, shopping lists, etc. She is also available for private nutritional counseling for $150/session or 5 sessions for $625.  You can schedule with her directly at Heather@OPENutrition.com.

I wanted to kick things off with a few great resources.  Check back often for more resources and articles (next post will be on our favorite recipe sites and cookbooks).  

MEAL PLANS & RECIPES
Paleo Plan – Neely Quinn is the Clinical Nutritionist behind this site and you may remember her from one of our ladies nights after the last Clean Challenge back in April.  The site has tons of recipes and interesting articles. The site also has meal plans which include recipes and shopping lists for $10/month.

She also has a free email service that emails you regularly throughout the Clean Challenge with advice, motivation, and information about how to curb cravings, how much fruit to eat, how to lose weight, portion sizes, etc. The emails also include links to articles she’s written about sweet potatoes, agave, quinoa, etc.  Sign up here.

GENERAL NUTRITION AND HEALTH EDUCATION
Chris Kresser – While dealing with a lot of my own health issues over the past decade, I’ve read countless articles, books, blogs, etc. on nutrition and health…and chriskresser.com is one of my favorite sites.  He covers everything from sleep to leaky gut.  You’ll definitely do better on the Clean Challenge if you spend this month really educating yourself on the latest research in nutrition.  

Sign up for his free email series here  – check out two of my favorites below:

  • Nourish Your Body – an article that might surprise you about the best sources of protein, carbs and fats.
  • Don’t Eat Toxins – another great article about grains, sugar and soy.

Remember, there’s a lot of information out there. Some of it will be conflicting, so you’ll need to figure out what works best for you.  Also, you need to take into account that resource’s target audience – for instance are they focused on top athletes or people looking to lose body fat.  Also, are they working primarily with people that do CrossFit, because that will definitely change someone’s needs.  

Everyone should have had their fat scans done yesterday and should have heard from their coach by now, so let us know if you haven’t.  You’re all on a team, so let’s work together to finish these four weeks stronger, healthier and more educated on nutrition than ever before. We have two more fitness tests Wednesday and Friday, so try not to miss those days.  

Two other CrossFit Sanitas resources:

  • CrossFit Sanitas Facebook Community – We have a facebook community site set up where members can interact and share resources.  It’s for members only and you can join here.
  • CrossFit Sanitas Pinterest – we have a ton of recipes and inspiration on our pinterest site.