There has been a lot of talk around CF7 lately about Paleo, Zone, what you can eat, what you can’t, and how much you can eat. We all know what we should eat, but the hardest thing in the world to do is to commit to eating clean. It’s about behavior modification, which we all know boils down to “easier said than done.”

I read a statement not long ago that said, “Eating for feelings = fat; eating for fuel = fit.” You have to make a choice every day on how you fuel your body. Do you want to be fit and perform at your most optimal level? I know, I know, you are saying, “Yes, but I’m not competing in Games. It’s ok if I have a coke.” Sure it is. But did you know, if you drink just one coke a day for year, that adds an extra 15 pounds to your body? Think about it. You’ve had an olympic lift where you added an extra 10 pounds, and all of the sudden, the weight was too heavy to lift. Think about what adding 10-15 pounds does to your body…

At the end of the day, all that really matters is how you feel. Forget about the number on the scale. Forget about WOD. How does your body feel? If you feel great, you are doing what is right for you. If you don’t, tweak some things and see how you feel.

Food serving sizes – ever wonder where those come from?

Crystal Nelson, a Paleo CrossFitter

“Chef” Wallach of CrossFit Breakaway , Why you should choose Paleo

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  • January 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Are you a nutritionist? Or a dietician? A physician? Or is this just more preaching to the choir? “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” You kiddos should question the advice of the instant/internet experts. Beware any “advice” from a kid in a t-shirt.

  • January 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Anonymous is right. Ryan's not a doctor so we shouldn't read any articles about nutrition.

  • January 17, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Hey Anon-
    Go troll on someone else's blog.

  • January 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Well well. Look who's back. You desert us and now think we need you to help us fight our battles? Mr. Savior's back in town, is that it?

  • January 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Paleo doesn't work for me because I am not going to go through the trouble of trying to order a Paleo meal when I go out to eat which is most meals – If you want to lose weight put the donut down!!!! Also there is no Paleo beer

  • January 18, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Not eating donuts does not work for me because I'm not gonna go to the trouble of not eating donuts.

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