Good nutrition is the critical factor in translating the effort you put into your workouts into improvements in your health and fitness. Whether you want to improve certain health markers (e.g. blood pressure), lose fat, gain muscle, feel more energetic etc – the way you eat will ultimately determine whether you achieve and maximise your results.
CrossFit promotes eating enough to support performance, but not body fat. It also encourages you to incorporate a balance of macronutrients throughout the day, including: protein (about 30% of your calories), carbohydrates (about 40% of your daily calories) and good fats (about 30% of your daily calories).
The Zone approach can be a useful approach to determine how much you eat and how to go about achieving this macronutrient balance.
Food type also matters – by mostly eating a wide variety of vegetables, some fruit, meat and seafood (and other protein), nuts and seeds, you’ll be well on your way to eating well.
Whether you’re training for better health, performance or somewhere in between, at CrossFit Taipan we can work with you to create positive, intuitive and sustainable eating habits and dial in your nutrition to achieve the results you’re after.
Fitness in 100 words
“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. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports. ”
– Coach Greg Glassman, co-founder of CrossFit Inc.