Diet: the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.
The CrossFit community traditionally follows either the Zone or Paleo diets. If you’re really hardcore you eat Zone quantities of Paleo quality foods.
Coach Max surprised Liz and I yesterday with a 1 hour nutrition lecture before our workout yesterday. Unbeknownst to us, we are scheduled to begin a new “diet” this coming Monday. We have 6 days, well only 5 now, to get our meal plan for the next 30 days together. We were weighed, our body fat percentages were calculated and “before” photos were taken.
While I wasn’t expecting this abrupt change in my diet, I’m actually kind of excited. I haven’t exactly been following a very healthy diet this summer. While Chris and I always try to eat Paleo and/or Zone, I find that we’ve had far too many excuses over the last couple of months. We’ve traveled, had out-of-town guests, been stressed, been tired, been too busy to cook, etc., etc.
NO MORE EXCUSES!
Here’s a rough outline of the plan for the next 30 days:
Eat approximately 1,450 macronutrient balanced calories on workout days and 1,250 on non-workout days. I’m allowed one cheat day per week (up to about 1,750 calories) followed by a 12 hour intermittent fast. This means the day following my cheat day, I will only consume about 1,100 calories.
I’ll design 3-6 200-300 calorie “meals” that include a balance of protein, carbs, and fat and eat those same 3-6 meals over and over again for the next 30 days.
Essentially, I’ll be selecting from Paleo foods with the addition of legumes and minimal dairy. Absolutely no fruit, no sugar. I must avoid “white carbs.”
I must eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking in the morning. I must eat every 4 hours thereafter.
I may only have one protein shake per day and it must be post-workout.
I must take photos of everything I eat on my cheat days. Anything goes on cheat days 1 and 2, but during weeks 3 and 4, a cheat must be limited to fruit and milk.
Red meat is ok during weeks 1 and 2, but during weeks 3 and 4, white meat only.
You (I) can do anything for 30 days. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again. Wish me luck!
I expect good results if I follow this plan 100%. I’m not going to share my weight, measurements and photos now, but if and when I have good news to share when this is all said and I done, I’ll be sure to post my before and after stats and photos!
Because we spent an hour talking nutrition and I had to coach Onboarding at 6, we just did a quick met con.
25 air squats
200 m run
Today I’ll be joining the group class at CrossFit Costa Mesa, probably at 4 or 5pm.
Yesterday’s sports bra = another built-in bra top, the Bulerias tank from lululemon. It was marked down from $58 to $34 plus I get a 15% R&D discount, so it was definitely a good deal. It was cute and fitted on top, but really long and flowy on the bottom, almost like a maternity shirt. I didn’t really feel comfortable working out in it and I’m pretty sure I flashed Liz while I was rolling out. I think I’ll save it for just wearing around outside of the gym.