The Pursuit of Paleo: Breaking It Down

Posted: January 23, 2011 in CrossFit, Nutrition
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Ricky Frausto Jr. is the co-owner of CrossFit Omaha. He is an elite-level CrossFit athlete, the affiliate team from his gym (which he was on) finished in 2nd at last summer’s CrossFit Games and he is also a writer for SicFit.com. Basically, Ricky is someone that when he talks, it probably wouldn’t hurt if you listened!

Last week he posted an article entitled “Health, Happiness, and Food for Thought” on the SicFit blog, and it’s a very good read.

He does a great job of breaking it down in this post. We could talk for hours on what food to eat, how much of it to eat and why you want to eat that specific food. I also think there are times when it’s appropriate to do that. Sometimes, though, you just need to break it down into it’s simplest form.

Eating right, working out, and being happy is supposed to be fun learning experience. What do I mean? I mean, explore. Learn about what is allowed and not allowed. Learn what others, who have come before you, have learned by reading about their stories.

He’s right, you know. I try to share links to wonderful blogs with you guys so you can see how different people think, hopefully get some fun ideas for recipes and hopefully make eating well a lot easier! Some great resources (just to name a few) are Robb Wolf’s blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, Everyday Paleo and Whole 9.

Add those links to your “Favorites” and check them out every once in a while. You’ll have “constantly varied yet constantly delicious” ways to keep the fuel you put in your body as clean as possible (go ahead and borrow that slogan, it’s free)!

Another great message from his article:

You are not a rabbit. Don’t eat like a rabbit. You’re not a bear either. Don’t eat like a bear. Eat like a human. A human should eat as much food as they want so long as it is clean. Meats and veggies, oils, some nuts and seeds, very little fruit, and no starch or sugar. That being said, that is quite the variety contrary to what you may think. If you only see boring then how do you ever get by with a few movements in CrossFit? Mix and match in as many ways as you can think.

Great post, Ricky! Thanks for the great information!

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