Quality food is what I invest in. Well, that and lululemon. Seriously though, I’m a great example of the food I eat being my greatest remedy or the biggest obstruction in my life. In my case, my nutrition crippled, me with then later “cured,” severe asthma. Ideally, I’d like to get everything as locally as possible. However, in today’s world, that just does not happen. In fact, there has been a lot of chatter lately about organic versus non organic and the labeling of genetically modified foods and/or those treated with pesticides.
It’s serious shit people. If you have never paid attention to labels or the origin of where your food comes from, then I’d advise you to start today. No one else, not the FDA, not the government, not your coach, or even your doctor is going to monitor everything that goes into your body. This falls squarely on your shoulders. Big companies in the food industry are driven by money. That’s what businesses do. And, to be honest making cheap food is a business that is too good to ignore. Our health is the consequence, however. Certain politicians only care about who is funding their campaign. Many doctors don’t care because frankly medical school isn’t about food, it’s about drugs.
It is up to you to be responsible for your health and wellbeing. There are many experts in the nutrition world. However, they don’t have to be registered dieticians or wear a white coat to know what they are talking about. I encourage you to read research by Loren Cordain, Robb Wolf, Matt Lalonde, Chris Kresser, Mark Sisson, Amy Kubal, Dr. Catherine Shannahan, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig of Whole 9 Life.
Here’s a list of food I don’t compromise integrity on, and yes they can cost a bit more:
- Meat. This has to be grass-fed, organic, pasture raised. No question about it.
- Chicken and eggs. Pasture raised.
- Berries. These poor little guys get covered with pesticides. No one needs that in their body.
- Dairy. Without a doubt this has to be full-fat, organic dairy, even if it’s just butter.
- Leafy greens. Better say organic because as Mark Sisson said, “there is a lot of surface area exposed to whatever is being sprayed”.
If you need help, I’m available in person or long distance. I work with a number of people weekly on cleaning up their diets. Don’t wait. Start now. It’s YOUR life.
WorkoutWarm Up (3 Rounds) Row 500m 10 KB Cleans (R) 10 KB Cleans (L) *Moving Up in weight each round 10 Scap pull ups 10 hollow to arch swings on pull up bar 10 squats with 2 second pause at bottom Advanced (26#), Intermediate (16#), & Beginner (8#) 10 Pull ups 20 Double KB Cleans 30 Lunges 1000m Row 30 lunges 20 Double KB Cleans 10 Pull Ups Modifications The RX weights area listed next to the style of athlete. However, if you have never used two kettle bells at one time, then I’d caution you to go a bit lighter than you are thinking. There is a lot going on with two KBs but definitely manageable. Definitely use a superband when doing pull ups. I’d rather you do strict pull ups with a band than not so great kipping pull ups without the bands. Depending on what is comfortable, lunges or squats are ideal at that spot in the workout.