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Creativity

This was fun.

Warm-Up

Turkish Get-Ups: 3×5 (each arm)

Weighted Pull-Ups: 3×3

MetCon – 3 Rounds:
On a 4 Minute Clock
Row 250m
10 Thrusters (115/75lbs)

I posted this earlier on the CrossFit Skinny blog. I felt it would be a good post to share with all of you.

I have been thinking about creativity in the kitchen. When it comes to weight loss, Paleo, and turning a diet into a lifestyle (which is what we are trying to do) routine is the enemy. While this may sound cliche it is completely true. If you are bored in what you are eating you will at some point fail. Not to mention your body desperately needs a variety of foods and all the different nutritional profiles food can give us. If you are only eating tuna fish and burger patties with broccoli you will miss out on so many vitamins and nutrients, and if you are only eating them prepared a certain way, again you miss out on changing the profile of that food.

Think of the molecular structure of a food. If we fry it, bake it, broil it, blend it, or eat it raw it’s like we have eaten a different food each time. Our bodies love the slight moderation and will use it to our benefit. Also, great news! There are thousands of foods and spices out there that are completely Paleo friendly and CrossFit Skinny friendly. Now, given our new knowledge on preparing foods, we can turn those thousands of foods into hundreds of thousands. This means you should NEVER be stuck eating the same thing over and over because you “have no other options” (which I hear numerous times when people try to go Paleo.

Just my “food for thought” today. See what I did there? ;-D
<3 Coach Miss J

 

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:25+00:00 January 9th, 2013|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. The Food Hound January 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I happen to know someone who can get kinda creative with food and who would be more than happy to pass along Paleo-friendly ideas to anyone who is interested… :)

  2. L Shizzle January 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I feel like this is directed towards me, especially since you mentioned two of the specific foods I get in trouble to eating constantly. And for your info, its not always cause its the easy thing to make. Sometimes I just get a craving for the same foods. Its like why I always order the same thing at Taco Bell, I like what I like don’t judge me for it. lol

  3. Ben January 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Sorry for the shameless self promotion, but good technique is the foundation for creativity in the kitchen. If you know a technique, you can then substitute ingredients as you please.

    “But where o where can I find cooking classes in Knoxville that teach technique” you say. Well, you’re in luck.

    Check it out: http://www.avantisavoia.com/about_cooking_classes

    If you ever have questions just let me know and I’ll be happy to help you out, and if I don’t have the answer I have Chefs at my disposal that do.

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