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Old 10-10-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Diet help

Hello to everyone, I'm new to cross fit, I'll probably start tomorrow or monday depending on how my schedule fits around gym hours. I will hopefully be attending Marine OCS this July and I want to get a set diet down so I can be can attain peak performance when July rolls around.

I need to build up my PFT score, significantly in the pull ups, I only did 9, but I am increasing every week so that should be fine, I did 89 crunches, I will have no problem maxing those out to 100 within a week or two, and I got a 22.24 3 mile time, it was cold, I didn't get to warm up the way I would have liked, and I started out too quickly, I'm sure it could be sub 22, and if I keep with cross fit I'm sure it will go lower.

I need you guys to give me some good pointers as to what I should be eating, and how much of it. What is allowed to be eaten? What isn't?


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Old 10-10-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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I'm a big fan of the balanced diet. Try to avoid a lot of refined sugars and refined grains, eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains, drink your milk, and when in doubt, skew things towards more protein. Otherwise, eat good food and enjoy life! Eating like a caveman is for cavemen.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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Meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:36 PM   #4
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Meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar.
All that stuff + Lots of Eggs...get some free range with omega 3's in them...Then simply use the ratio's offered on the site for macro nutrients...Split your meals to 4-6 a day...Your going to have to base your calorie intake via your current weight and workload.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:22 PM   #5
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I'm a big fan of the balanced diet. Try to avoid a lot of refined sugars and refined grains, eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains, drink your milk, and when in doubt, skew things towards more protein. Otherwise, eat good food and enjoy life! Eating like a caveman is for cavemen.
I agree with this post 100%.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:10 AM   #6
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I need you guys to give me some good pointers as to what I should be eating, and how much of it. What is allowed to be eaten? What isn't?
I would first ask you what you're currently eating? What does your daily food log look like?
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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Well I started eating paleo a couple days ago, tuna, eggs, chicken, vegetables, fruit, and that's working for me, though I have been having headaches, I think it could be the difference in sugar intake, I used to have two 32 oz. gatorades everyday, yogurt, and other things with with varying levels of sugar. But I figure it's just my body adjusting.


I used to eat a lot of carbs, lots of bread, pasta, wheat thins. I didn't drink milk, but I had cheese, salads (with dressing, I assume dressing is a big no-no on paleo correct), and the occasional hershey bar.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:46 PM   #8
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Headaches and lack of mental clarity (along with possible temporary performance drops) are normal--that's your body going through withdrawal from sugar. Stay strong and you'll be better in a few days.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:08 AM   #9
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I'm assuming that salad dressing is not allowed? What would a good substitute be? All that lettuce gets very dry with nothing on it.

Last night was horrible at work, I don't think I've ever felt so lethargic, it was because I had to go about 5 hours before I was off to have dinner, I'll bring something to eat on my 10 minute break next time.

I'm feeling better today, headaches have stopped, however I have noticed a considerable difference in my memory, I keep forgetting things I was going to say in conversations. Though I think this can be attributed to a lack of sleep the night before and a brutal workout in the morning in the rain.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:42 PM   #10
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Instead of dressing if I'm putting cooked meat on my salad I usually just cut the meat up in small pieces, cook it in a pan and dump that along with what else is in the pan over the veggies. Helps with the dryness. A lot of people just use salad dressing too.
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