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Old 04-13-2007, 07:36 AM   #1
Barry McCraw
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Hello all,

This is my first post on the crossfit message board, although I've been reading and researching for quite awhile. My workouts most recently consist of a mix between low rep powerlifting followed by some crossfit-style metcons, 4 days a week.

I've been attempting to improve my conditioning; I'm interested in dietary changes that could help.

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Old 04-13-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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Are you strong? Do you feel good? If so what is the reasoning for getting to 10%? Were you tested in a dunk tank by a reputable company? BF% is a notoriously variable according to test method.

As for modifications where are the vegetables? You need more green vegetables-kale, chard, romaine, field greens, broccoli... Use another nut butter. Ditch the corn. If you have to eat bread(I love organic sourdough bread made by the local baker and have a slice with my breakfast) eat it in the am and then no more. You need more variety of meats especially more fish.

There is no "perfect" diet for anyone. From what you post you need more variety-more nuts, more veggies, a bit of fruit, more fish, different meats, cut the starchy carbs-corn, bread.

Some people advocate intermittent fasting, complex time schedules and the like. This seems to be more because they enjoy the control over mind/body than because it is required to be lean. Eat whole, organic food with an emphasis on variety and simplicity and stay away from starchy carbs.

If you need specifics check out the Zone Diet.
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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Steven,

You suggestions about variety, green vegetables and more meat are noted. Thanks for the help.

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Old 04-13-2007, 12:15 PM   #4
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Store bought scale probably uses impedence. Notoriously unreliable in my view.

Nut butters: almond butter, walnut butter, etc. Peanuts have some properties that are less than ideal. And they are not "nuts" anyway, but legumes.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:04 PM   #5
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Thanks Andy, I'll definitely pick up some nut butter for future needs.

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Old 04-16-2007, 02:13 PM   #6
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Obviously regular potatoes are out of the question, but what is the consensus on sweet potatoes or lima beans? (I'm a big fan of both) Or should I just try to stick purely to dark green vegetables?
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