What Should I Eat?
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, C&J, 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.
~Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit
Base your diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. Shop on the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the aisles to protect your health from processed food. Food is perishable. The “Frankenfood” with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.
Recommended Reading and Resources:
The Foodee – Find paleo recipes and create shopping lists
Mark’s Daily Apple – Great paleo resource
Everyday Paleo – Paleo recipes
Nutrition should be at the foundation of what is most important when it comes to training for sport, working out for fun, or just trying to get in shape. Without a solid base of nutrition, growth and development will be limited and progress will be slowed.
Every time you eat, remember that what you are eating is the fuel that your body will use to perform and function. Feed your body well and it will treat you well in return!