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.
- 21 x ohs – 95# / 65#
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- 9 x ohs – 95# / 65#
- 9 x pull ups