Nutrition

****UPDATE 11/15/10*****

What kind of things are you guys looking for here on this page?  Would you like to see recipes?  Real-Life stories on how to make improved nutrition easier?  Let me know!

****UPDATE 11/15/10*****

This section of the blog is to share some fun ideas and information on how to keep food fun and help make sure you get the most out of what you eat!

My good buddy Kevin Ogar is very knowledgeable about nutrition, its impacts on the mind and the body, and the way food affects your training (and your life).  You should definitely check out his blog (The Ape and The Caveman) if you’re interested in hearing the opinions of a Subject Matter Expert in the field.  Click the link below to visit his site!

http://theapeandthecaveman.blogspot.com – Kevin’s Blog

Comments
  1. Blayde says:

    I often find myself eating crap around the middle of the day so I am going to try snacking on these instead.

    Lemon Protein Bars
    Calories: 86
    Fat: 1 gram
    Carbs: 10 grams
    Protein: 9 grams
    Ingredients:
    • 1 cup oat flour
    • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 2 qt mix Crystal Light (preferably without aspartame)
    • 4 egg whites
    • 1/2 cup Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal
    • 8 oz baby food applesauce
    • 4 oz water
    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Mix oat flour, vanilla whey protein, salt, baking soda and crystal light, in large bowl.
    3. Mix egg whites, Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal, applesauce and water in a bowl.
    4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
    5. Spray 8×8 glass pyrex dish with non-stick butter spray.
    6. Pour ingredients into dish.
    7. Bake 23 minutes.
    Makes 16 squares, 2 squares per serving.

  2. Great job, Blayde! That is a huge step in the right direction!

    Here’s another SUPER simple snack idea from “MarksDailyApple.com”.

    Primal Trail Mix:

    Store-bought Trail Mix is typically loaded with a ton of sugar – this version, however, weeds out the bad stuff and leaves you with all the satisfying, delicious stuff!

    Ingredients:
    1 cup raw or roasted almonds
    1 cup pumpkin seeds
    ½ cup sunflower seeds
    1 cup blueberries
    ½ cup raisins

    Method:
    Combine all ingredients in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place (it really can’t get any easier!)

  3. Janna says:

    I love ideas for “substitute” foods. For example, when you are craving X eat Y instead!

  4. Alon says:

    What are your thoughts on on protein shakes? I often see CrossFitters getting serious about their shakes, but I’ve gotten by so far just eating a ton of salmon, tuna, chicken, turkey, lean ground beef, etc.

    I’m inclined to stay the course of cheap(er) and natural, but am I limiting an essential aspect of my recovery?

  5. Kenia says:

    Yes, on your nutrition page I would like to see a whole weeks menu plan with recipes. Sorry you asked? 🙂
    Seriously, with the busy crazy lives that we all lead these days, I would prefer to focus my creativity towards my music, therefore a menu easy to follow would be most helpful.
    Thank you
    Kenia

  6. Mr.Pete says:

    Hi Tom-
    We are on a deload week here at CFL. I understand the importance of deload for strength building, but I struggle with how much to eat during this deload cycle. Should I cut back the volume of my food along with cutting back the volume of my lifting?

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