The Nutrition Gospel Pt. 5: Sugar ain’t the Devil…It’s Worse

Almost there.  You almost have everything you need to clean up your diet for life.  Part 5 of the Nutrition Gospel is going to take a swing at something we all know, love, and have strong emotional and even chemical attachment to.  This week, Coach B and his break down of the initial part of the most important 100 words in fitness titled "World Class Fitness in 100 Words" will talk about that magical thing we all love; SUGAR.  In case you forgot, here is the phrase we are studying... Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep

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The Nutrition Gospel Part 4: Quantifiers and Carbs…

Part 4 of the Nutrition Gospel now gets into specific control over something.  This week, Coach B and his break down of the initial part of the most important 100 words in fitness titled "World Class Fitness in 100 Words" will talk about specific types of carbs.  In case you forgot, here is the phrase we are studying... Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. After chatting about the first part of this directive last week, here's what Coach has to say about the next part: Eat... some fruit,

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The Nutrition Gospel pt. 3: Nuts and seeds

Part 3 of the Nutrition Gospel is a fun one today.  And we will again be touching base with Coach B and his break down of the initial part of the most important 100 words in fitness titled "World Class Fitness in 100 Words" and it begins like this: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. After chatting about the first part of this directive last week, here's what Coach has to say about the next part: Eat... nuts and seeds Why is this important?  One word: fat.

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Nutrition Gospel Pt. 2

Episode 2 of the Nutrition Gospel is a fun one today.  And we will again be touching base with Coach B and his break down of the initial part of the most important 100 words in fitness titled "World Class Fitness in 100 Words" and it begins like this: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. So, how does this break out?  Here's what Coach has to say about the first phrase: Eat meat and vegetables This discussion kicks off with seemingly polar opposites.  The vegan and carnivore advocates look

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The Nutrition Gospel Part 1

If you follow our very own Coach B on Instagram, you know that he's spent the past few days plating a flag on sound nutrition.With all the fads, gurus, and supplement slingers out there promising big results that seem too good to be true, how are we to know what's real and what's garbage?That's where Coach B comes is.  As a fitness professional for nearly 15 years, he's seen it all, tried a lot fo it, and proven many of them wrong.  So what is the "Fitness Gospel"?  It's this:Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.

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Cardio vs. Weights: Which Burns More Fat?

Ahhh the age ol' question, which is better for weight loss/fat loss; cardio or lifting weights.While there are zealots on either side, here's the truth:  both.Yep, I'm that guy.  But it's true.  The 2 work as a team.  Here's what we know:CARDIO: HIIT vs LSDWhether it's high intensity interval training (HIIT) or long slow distance training (LSD...think distance running), cardio is a HUGE part of weight and fat loss.  Why?  Because they each play their part as a part of a team.  HIIT is how athletes train.  It spikes your heart breathing rates and forces your body to recover as quickly as it

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Plan to WIN!

So, it's the first week of January.  Like many people, you probably included some kind of vague idea of eating better and exercising more as a part of your New Year Resolution.  Good on ya! But, most folks who do that 1) have no clear plan to achieve that and 2) will stop even trying by January 15 (Seriously, like 60% of people).  We don't want that to be you.  We want you to win. So here's our #1 tip to gain some traction: PLAN. AND. PREPARE. YOUR MEALS! Yes.  It seems so simple, but even our coaches note that

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Working Out and Not Losing Weight…

So, you started out the year great.  You made it past the initial fall off in the first week of January and made it all the way to March.  And then it happened.  The scale stopped moving.  Everything was going great and then it wasn't.  And then, frustrated, you decided to take a day off.  Then another.  Then you said you'd start on Monday and now it's December, you haven't been to the gym since March Madness and it's about to start all over again. But this time, it's going to be different.  Why?  Because you're reading this blog.  Yes,

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5 Nutrition Hacks to WIN Nutrition in 2019

We know, we did a list last week. It feels a little weird sending out another one.  But this one just keeps coming up so we had to share our thoughts. The secret to good nutrition is establishing healthy habits you can follow for the long haul...not for 6 weeks or 3 months but for the rest of your life.  But how?  Nutrition just feels so complicated...so overwhelming. At CFC we provide one-on-one nutrition coaching. Over the years, we have noticed that those who find long-term success share a similar approach. The people who meet and exceed their goals share five essential

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6 Real-Life Lessons for Real-Life Success in Fitness

As the new year approaches we all begin thinking about the "new year, new me" ideas.  One of them is invariably fitness related.  We believe in CrossFit (obviously), but there are many out there that are scared of it and/or don't understand it. No matter where your quest for better fitness takes you, here are 6 lessons we've learned along the way that may help you give yourself a break and find real success in 2019: 1) Food is fuel.  What many of us in the fitness industry know that we wish more would realize is that fitness is not compatible with ridiculously restrictive

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