November 7, 2014

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November 7, 2014

Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat 

Click HERE for an informative article about the types of fats, why you need them and how to incorporate them into your diet.

If you are eating a mainly Paleo Diet, your cabs will typically be lower than the average American’s diet. So, you need to focus on fats for energy as well as satiety (i.e. they make you feel satisfied and keep you full). Many upper-level CrossFit athletes eat at around a 50% fat, 20% protein, 20% carb ratio, meaning they are fat-adaptive athletes and use fat as their main energy source.

Fats help with brain function, they help you absorb nutrients, and they reduce inflammation in the body. Vary your fats throughout the day – nuts, coconut, olive oil, avocado, fattier cuts of meat, etc. so you are sure to get both saturated and unsaturated varieties. Just stay away from trans fats and cheap vegetable oils.

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Drew

Workout of the Day
:00
Push/Power Jerk
20 minutes – work on technique. Cycle 3 or more reps.

:25
AMRAP in 7 minutes of:
30 double-unders
7 shoulder-to-overhead 155/105
2 rope climbs

:40
3 x 10 PVC pass-throughs

 

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