What’s your fuel? Preparing for the Holidays

Posted on November 29th, 2016 by admin in Articles & Videos



In the pyramid Coach Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, created nutrition as the foundation with met-cons, gymnastics, weightlifting, throwing and sport following.
“Each level builds on the level below it” explains Glassman.  So if your nutrition isn’t optimal, the rest of your fitness potential cannot be reached and the results you want will not be attainable.

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So, what should you eat to fuel your body?

You’ve probably noticed that Rock Creek CrossFit does not have a strict  nutrition prescription.  We don’t push Paleo or Zone or Primal or any other strict diet.  Most likely, if you ask us, we’ll probably say: 1. Avoid any food that has more than one ingredient listed on the label 2. Eat as much fresh, local meats and vegetables as you can.

You’ve probably also noticed that we’re working hard to make nutritious, delicious food as accessible to you as possible. Rocklands Farm, a small diversified farm located in Poolesville, MD, delivers pasture raised meats, cage-free eggs and wine to the gym.  And Power Supply, an awesome local Crossfit inspired company, delivers healthy pre made meals to the gym.

As the Holidays approach you will likely be tempted to change your fuel and routine. Even the most mindful athletes who generally eat to support their performance struggle to find  balance that works for this time of year.

To avoid getting trapped into being over anxious about what you’re eating this holiday season, make a plan ahead of time and stick with it – how many days will you feast? will you splurge on quantity or quality? How will you plan your exercise times around holidays and family time?

Having a realistic plan ahead of time (and sticking to it!), will allow you to relax and enjoy the season for what it is meant to be: a time of reflection, joy and celebration.

And remember, it is how you fuel your body on a regular basis that defines your results, not what you do one day a year!

 

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