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Nutritional Protocols

Finely tuned, a good diet will increase health, energy and sense of well being while reducing fat, packing on muscle and optimizing physical performance. Diet is critical to optimizing human function.

Our dietary recommendations are based on the concept that nutrition lays the molecular foundations for health/fitness.  This leads us to 4 distinct characteristics that can be implemented to varying degrees for successful avoidance of Metabolic Derangement, to full compliance for optimum health (fitness).

The 4 characteristics of the our protocols are listed below will be explained in order of complexity for the end user further down below 'Simple Steps'.

  • Simple Steps
  • Omega-3 Supplementation (Fish Oil)
  • Paleolithic Model For Food Selection (What should I eat?)
  • Caloric Restriction (What portion size should I eat?)
  • "The Zone Diet" Prescription For Macro-nutrients  (What proportions should I eat?)

 

What Foods Should I Avoid?

Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.

 

What is the Problem with High-Glycemic Carbohydrates?

The problem with high-glycemic carbohydrates is that they give an inordinate insulin response. Insulin is an essential hormone for life, yet acute, chronic elevation of insulin leads to hyperinsulinism, which has beenpositively linked to obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mood dysfunction and a Pandora’s box of disease and disability. Research “hyperinsulinism” on the Internet. There’s a gold mine of information pertinent to your health available there. The CrossFit prescription is a low-glycemic diet and consequently severely blunts the insulin response

  

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