Nutrition

Eat Fresh Food

 

We believe in eating fresh, non-processed food.  At Benicia CrossFit, most Coaches and athletes follow a paleo or primal nutrition lifestyle, also suggested by CrossFit.  “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.”  Although this may seem radical at first, you can only perform so well before your performance will plateau and good nutrition needs to take over.

We believe that if you put “good” food into your body you will see good results in the gym.  Although it is called the Paleo, Primal or Ancestral Diet, we call it a lifestyle.  Diets tend to be fads that people faze in and out of.  A paleo lifestyle will take time, discipline, and support from family/friends.  However, once you make the change, you will notice more energy, increased capacity in the gym, and overall mood will be better.

More Online Information

Below are some helpful tools to get you started in the right direction as well as give you more detailed information.

12 Steps to Healthier Living

Paleo Overview

It Starts With Food (& the Whole 30 plan)  – Dallas & Melissa Hartwig
Mark Sisson’s Definitive Guide
Nerd Heaven’s Introduction to Paleo
Robb Wolf’s FAQ
The Paleo Diet – FAQ
Paleo in a Nutshell (part 1) – Youtube video
Paleo in a Nutshell (part 2) – Youtube video
Paleo in a Nutshell (part 3) – Youtube video

Why we don’t eat grains

The Grain Manifesto – Whole 9
Why Grains are Unhealthy – Mark’s Daily Apple

Common Concerns

Cholesterol

Mark Sisson’s Guide to Cholesterol
An In Depth Look at Cholesterol
Debunking the Myth – Dr Eades

Friends & Family Influence

How to Win Friends & Influence Paleo

Variety

Paleo Recipies Collection
TastyPaleo.com
Everyday Paleo
The Paleo Diet: Recipes

Sourcing Fresh Food

TheFoodee.com

Supplements

Fish Oil Health Benefits – Mark’s Daily Apple
Fish Oil Calculator – Whole 9
Magnesium and Inflammation – Mike Eades
A Closer Look at Vitamin D – Eat. Move. Improve.
Sunshine Superman – Mike Eades