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Nutrition counselling according to CrossFit® Founder Greg Glassman –

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar”

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Our nutrition expert helps clean up CrossFit athletes eating to get maximum results.

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What should I eat before a Crossfit workout?

Depends on your goals:

If you are trying to lose weight – Eat some protein and a moderate amount of low glycemic carbs 2 hours before your workout, then 45 minutes before your workout have some quality BCAA’s and water.

If you are trying to maintain your weight – Eat some protein and a moderate amount of low glycemic carbs 2 hours before your workout, then 45 minutes before your workout have some quality BCAA’s and some low glycemic carbs so that you aren’t burning off mass.

If you are trying to gain weight – Eat some protein and a healthy portion of carbohydrates 2 hours before your workout, then 45 minutes before your workout have some quality BCAA’s and either some fruit or some form of glucose. You want your body to use the food when working out rather than your fat stores or muscle.

 

Any foods to avoid before a workout?

Depends on your goals:

There are certain foods that ‘turn on’ or ‘turn off’ different energy systems. For example, if you are trying to lose body fat, you don’t want to be drinking Gatorade just before or during a workout as it will turn off your bodies ability to burn fat. Another example would be heavy weight lifting, if you haven’t eaten all day and you haven’t drank any water, the weights are going to feel really heavy. It is always a good idea to speak with a nutritionist who can help tailor what to eat and when depending on what your goals are.

 

What to eat after a Crossfit workout?

Depends on your goals and your lifestyle:

First and most important is to get some protein in your system. The easiest form is a whey protein as you can mix it with water and drink it. If you prefer, you can eat a protein source such as chicken, beef, fish or any other protein that you like.

Carbohydrate and fat consumption post workout will depend on what you are currently trying to achieve. If you are trying to lose weight, you don’t want to have a high amount of carbs post workout. If you are trying to gain muscle, you need to take in carbohydrates post workout. Specific recommendations can be made for you by setting an appointment with the nutritionist.

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