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November 09, 2009

CrossFit New England Lays Down Some Honesty About Food

What Should I Eat?
Protein: Fish, Meat, Chicken, Eggs
Carbs: Fruits and Veggies
Fat: Nuts, Seeds, Avocados, Olives and Oils

What Foods Should I Avoid?
Anything that doesn’t exist in nature, or has been processed. Corn, rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.

What is the Deal With Hormones?
Hormones regulate how the body stores and releases fat. The hormonal response your body has to food determines whether you store fat or burn it. As far as hormones are concerned, food is a drug–a very powerful drug. Consuming low-glycemic foods, that keep insulin levels steady, will allow stored body fat to burned up as a fuel. On the other hand, high-glycemic foods (especially processed carbohydrates) spike insulin levels, raise blood sugar, and send a double wammy message to your body telling it to (1) store calories as fat and (2)block body fat from being used as fuel. The CrossFit prescription is a low-glycemic diet and consequently severely blunts the insulin response.



3 sets of max reps strict chin or pull ups
followed by…


5 rounds for time
15 overhead squats 95/65
400m run

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  1. SnapDragon007 Reply

    I think I hate all these names…
    I just don’t have Mark to say I hate you to anymore. Ok I looked like a huge idiot today I did the pull ups.
    Then I did 45lbs since Im all flabby again. But I have no hash marks to go 400m so I get on a tred and I start running 10mph and people are looking at me like what the heck is he doing and then i hit stop at 1/4 mile and try to jump of and im skidding on the side rubber. Then trot to the other side of the gym to do my overheads. Well I finished the pull ups 18, 8, 8, then the wod with 45lbs in like 30min or so.
    I am still sore from murph this was painfull…….


  2. SnapDragon007 Reply

    I am starting to feel good again tho thanks for getting me into this in the first place Mark. It really helps me…. :}

  3. Mark Lee Reply

    Much love Jeffrey-doing CrossFit at a Globo gym is a great way to get kicked out-hopefully people leave you alone, get out of your way or join in and get fit! Stay healthy and keep kicking but!

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