“Why is there so much injustice in the world?  Why do some have so much while so many have so little?  Why are children in Compton getting fatter and fatter; whilst, children in Beverly Hills are starving themselves to death?  Why?”
~Wilfred


Nutrition: Teeter-Totter

Food Can Be Good or Bad.

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“The ratio of macronutrients-protein, carbohydrates, and fat-in the meals you eat is the key to permanent weight loss and optimal health.

~Barry Sears, The Zone

You’ve been prescribed your macronutrient medication once a day, now let’s up the dose. Balance all of your meals with the recommended distribution (40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat). Because it is still possible (although very unlikely) to over-consume calories at this point. We will figure out how many calories each individual should consume. This will be based on your lean body-mass, which will determine how much protein you should be taking in each day. Having your daily protein requirement allows us to know how much your other macronutrients should add up to and thus allowing us to determine your total caloric consumption. We can easily break this down into a gram per meal basis which is a good way to get further acquainted with food labels as well as increase your understanding of macronutrients and how they equate into calories.

This step will help balance your energy levels by creating a sustained release of glucose (sugar) into your blood stream. No more mid day crash as you are expected to feel like the energizer bunny. Say goodbye to insulin resistance and excess stored body fat. Its time to be a well oiled machine. Once again, this may not be ideal for you but it will give you a starting point.

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CrossFit – Simple Nutrition: Part 5

 

“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us.  If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.” 
~Euripides