Nutrition is the foundation of any fitness program or sport. CrossFit’s has a nutrition philosophy that I am sure you have all heard at one point.
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.” (CrossFit Journal, September 2002, “The Garage Gym”, “World Class Fitness in 100 Words”)
In fact, nutrition is at the base of the pyramid that CrossFit founder Greg Glassman created, with metcons, gymnastics, weightlifting and sport all being supported by it.
Here at Steel Fox CrossFit, we take our nutrition just as serious as our training. We consider our bodies machines that need to be maintained with proper movement and fuel. You wouldn’t put regular basic gasoline in your brand new mercedes would you? So what is different about your body? You cannot out train a poor diet and in order to have optimal performance in any sport you must have a good base of nutrition.
Here are some tips to help you along your nutrition journey.
1. Eat the rainbow. A diet that contains a variety of vegetables and fruits will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to not only just function well, but it will enhance your performance. The intensity in CrossFit means your body requires more nutrients than your average Joe. So add in at least 3 servings of vegetables and 1-2 servings of fruit each day to reap the benefits.
2. Be prepared. Making your meals ahead of time and meal prepping for the days ahead is a sure way of setting yourself up for success. If you have healthy meals ready to go, you are less likely to reach for those convenience foods that are mostly unhealthy for you.
3. Eat some form of protein at breakfast. This will make a huge difference in your health and performance regardless of your goals. Want to lose fat, build muscle and rock your day? Eat protein with breakfast!! Why does eating protein with breakfast benefit you? It stabilizes energy levels, boosts your metabolism, and provides your muscles with amino acids to help your muscle recover.
Remember, nutrition is for life. What you put in your mouth is either going to help you achieve your goals, or hinder your progress.
What we offer:
Personalized nutrition plans: Based on Paleo eating, flexible dieting, IIFYM (if it fits your macros), Keto, and much more.
Whether you're new to the health and fitness world, or a seasoned athlete/crossfitter, here at Steel-Fox, we can customize a nutrition plan based on your specific needs. We have highly educated coaches who can create a nutrition plan around your goals.
We offer affordable options for Nutrition plans if you are a member and or non-member:
$49/$79 Nutrition Counseling: 1 hour talk on breaking down your current diet and what changes you need to implement to get to your goals.
$70/$90 Nutrition 90 Day Challenge: 1 Hour Seminar on breaking down types of diets that may work for you, measurements taken, information packet provided, plus a customized set of macros #’s for you to follow for 4-6 weeks, a meal planning template based on your schedule, plus every 3 week check-ins on progress, workouts pre and post. Prize is awarded to best Challenger
$199/$249 Nutrition Customized Macros: 1 hour talk on breaking down your current diet and what changes you need to implement to get to your goals plus a customized set of macros #’s for you to follow for 4-6 weeks, plus 2 week check-ins on progress.
$249/$299 Nutrition Customized Meal Plan: 1 hour talk on breaking down your current diet and what changes you need to implement to get to your goals plus a customized set of macros #’s for you to follow for 4-6 weeks, plus 2 week check-ins on progress and a nutrition plan based on your schedule and foods you like to eat.
Below are 3 links to Meal Prepping Companies who provide ready to eat meals for you, and they already have tasty meals for you to choose from, taking all the pain of grocery shopping and prepping away!
Catered life out of Beverly: http://www.cateredlife.com
Paleo Power Meals. One of the original meal prep companies: https://www.paleopowermeals.com/contact