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.
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
Friends & Family Influence
Sourcing Fresh Food