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I love reading the blogs from other CrossFit sites.  Often times you end up reading something that you were just thinking about, like this post from CrossFit Toronto:

You’ll see it on a lot of “diet food” packages: Guilt Free.  It’s on baked chips, fat-free cookies, sugar-free candies.  What is all this emphasis on guilt?  If I eat a bowl of ice cream it makes me a little wired, then a little sleepy, then a lot hungry, but it doesn’t make me immoral or bad.  The people in charge of food packaging are playing with your emotions… by saying that this granola bar is “guilt-free”, they’re implying that any other choice you might make is “guilt-full”.  I prefer to shop the perimeter of the grocery store… none of the fruits, veggies, or meats try to mess with my head.

One of the things I love about the Paleo way of eating is that the focus is on what will be delicious fuel for my body, and also on knowing exactly what’s happening when I make a less than ideal choice… I know exactly what will happen to my insulin and energy levels if I eat a big plate of pasta.  That doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to eat the pasta, it just means weighing the options: do I have time for a two hour nap afterwards?  Will the gluten wreak havoc on my digestive system, or do I tolerate it reasonably well?  Did my grandmother make it for me?  Do I really really really want it?  Sold.  If I have something else to do that evening I might make a different choice, like meat and veg, that will allow me to stay conscious and productive.  But notice how none of that assigns a value judgment to one food over another.

As Robb Wolf said in the Nutrition Seminar: “Food is just food.”  This is the food you eat, this is how you feel.  That is all.

— CrossFit Toronto

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3 Responses

  1. anthony

    From CrossFit One World
    Quite possibly, the perfect way to start off a day. Not so bad for you and definitely tasty as
    hell. I eat this for breakfast at least four days a week. Four eggs (soft scrambled), a side of bacon, tomato slices, and avocado. YUMMY!

    A couple of notes about this meal……

    I eat whole eggs. Why even bother with an egg if you don’t eat the yolk? I think it was Kelly Starrett from San Francisco CrossFit (I could be wrong) who said it best, "Not eating the egg yolk is like kicking angels out of heaven." The yolk is where all the the good nutrients of an egg are, and damn it, it tastes great! "But freddy, what about the cholesterol???" You have had smoke blown up your ass for too long now. The egg yolk has been given a bad reputation. Check out this post from Egg yolks are not gonna kill you folks. It’s the hash browns, pancakes, waffles, French toast, English muffins, and toast that are going to jack you up. By the way, all those things that I just mentioned are spectacularly good tasting, and I will admit that at least once a week I enjoy a half order of French toast, an English muffin, and sometimes the hash browns.

    I love bacon. Is there anything that doesn’t taste good with bacon on it? It is definitely not the best source of protein out there, but I just can’t get enough of it. I will occasionally substitute sausage for bacon.If you are not a pork eater, I think this breakfast would also be great with a nice sized ground beef patty.

    I mentioned that I occasionally will load this meal up with carbs. On those days, I am STARVING in a few hours. Starving and CRAVING more carb laden meals. On the days I stick to just the eggs, bacon, tomato, and avocado, I sometimes forget to eat until later in the afternoon. This meal serves me well when I am working the cop job. Eat it up in the morning, and I am humming along no problem if it is a day where I am busy and can’t stop to grab a bite to eat.

    Lastly, my blood work rocks. No issues with cholesterol, blood pressure, etc. I pretty much maintain the same weight day in and day out. I got a clean bill of health from my doctor, and he advised me to "keep on doing whatever it is you are doing." More importantly, I have maintained workout performance and my strength continues to improve.

    Breakfast rocks! We will talk about dinner during another post. 🙂

    What is you favorite breakfast? Post to comments.


    EAT MEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CrossFit One World

  2. Greg Major

    Make sure to give credit where credit is due. We don’t want people getting the impression that you actually think this stuff up on your own now, do we? That would really damage your Caveman rep if people thought you could put a coherent string of conscience together like that.

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