Keep is simple, trust the system, detox your body and eat your (complex) carbs are a few highlights.1. ALWAYS KISS (KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID)
The meals don’t need to be fancy by any means. Each meal should contain more than 6 ingredients. But it’s important to cycle through different meals every 6 weeks, not only so your tastes buds stay happy, but because this is also a great way to use in-season produce.2. TRUST THE SYSTEM AND STICK TO THE PLAN
Stick to your plan! It’s important to find what works for YOU! This can be a process of trial and error, but consult a nutritionist and build a strong base with exactly what you need to perform. Once you have that, stick to it.
Most of top CrossFit athletes stick to their diet plans to a tee. They see and feel the results of what putting the best nutrient sources in their body can do. So, if you are trying to look and perform your best, follow your program accordingly. Otherwise, there is no way of properly adjusting your diet to get you closer to your goals.3. CARBS ARE YOUR FRIEND. SERIOUSLY
Whether you’re an athlete training three times a day or working a 9-5 job and heading to the Box whenever time allows, beating mid-afternoon slumps and maintaining your energy is vital.
Coffee shouldn’t be the immediate answer for those afternoon energy dips. Instead, you need to make sure you’re regularly eating nutritiously dense foods. And yes, eating complex carbs like bulgur wheat, barley and wholemeal rice with each meal will dramatically increase your energy levels and keep you feeling full for longer.HOW?
Complex carbs are both slow-digesting and high in fibre and protein. No matter your goals, the following are the perfect additions to any meal.:
- Sweet potatoes
- Wholemeal rice
- Bulgur Wheat
They’re filling and a great nutrient source of potassium, zinc, iron and niacin, significantly reducing the risk of obesity and high blood pressure.4. EAT LIKE A CROSSFIT GAMES ATHLETE: DETOX DAILY
No, not a juice cleanse, but detox your body of nasty toxins with wholesome, clean and traceable foods. 1-2 smoothies per day which typically include:
- Coconut water
By supplying your body with a full supply of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods, your body is provided with that extra edge, allowing it to perform at its best while also keeping you healthy and happy.
As Sam Briggs put it,
“It’s all about finding those one percent gains,” and a lot of those little gains occur in the kitchen, not the gym.”