Day 2 of the 4-week Nutrition Journaling Challenge is here. Hit up the comments of today’s post and share what you eat/ate!
We’ll continue sharing how our staff thinks and acts in regards to their nutrition.
My goal is to keep myself at a weight and my body fat at a point that supports a high level of fitness. This means eating a good balance of proteins, carbs, and fats, and keeping my calorie intake at a point that doesn’t make me gain weight. And on a superficial level, having my body fat low enough to show abs would be nice 😉
Nathan’s Food Choices & Habits
When I’m being disciplined and healthy, my diet doesn’t vary much and it’s actually kind of bland. Nuts, almond butter, an apple, and 2 eggs in the morning. Ground turkey, grilled veggies, and carrots for lunch. Oatmeal and 2 more eggs for an afternoon/pre-workout snack. Protein/carb shake after working out. And some sort of protein (usually fish or chicken) and rice for dinner.
However, I haven’t been as good lately and my diet has kind of been all over the place. I still try not to over-eat too much, but I’ve been finding myself eating a lot more sugar (damn snack table at my office) and my dinners have been more sporadic and not as balanced as they should be.
As much as possible, I try to avoid foods with little nutritional value. Snacks high in sugar or other high-carb foods such as bread or chips.
I tend to eat more smaller meals throughout the day rather than 3 big meals. I start eating at 8am and usually don’t have dinner until about 9pm. I don’t go more than 3-4 hours without eating something.
I try to keep my calorie intake to around 2000 cals a day. At that number, I am able to stay at the body composition I am now and still have enough energy to hit 4-5 workouts a week.
Nathan’s Favorites & Kryptonite
I’m a big meat fan. Give me a stacked juicy burger, a medium-rare steak, or a meat lovers pizza and I’ll be in heaven.
Sugar is the devil! I said it already, but I’ve been pretty bad lately about giving into that temptation. If it’s in front of me, I have a hard time saying no which is something I need to start focusing on again because I have been successful in avoiding it in the past. It started during a nutrition challenge where I had a certain goal in mind. Plus other people were in it with me which kept me accountable. If you have an end goal in mind, or even an end date, it makes things a little easier.
Nathan’s Hydration and Sleep
My goal for water is half my body weight in ounces, so 90 oz. I usually come up a bit short though, usually hitting more around 60-70oz. I do my best to get 8 hours of sleep a night, with 7 being my minimum in order to feel well-rested and functional the next day.
Nathan’s Nutrition Beliefs
Food is by far the largest factor when it comes to health and fitness. I am coming up on 9 years of doing CrossFit, and only 2 years ago really dialed in my nutrition and took it seriously. I was able to drop 15 lbs and 3% body fat in just 2 months, and have been able to keep that weight off since. The 7 years before that, even though I had been working out the same, I was never able to lose that weight or body fat because my nutrition was average at best.
Food as fuel: 1.) cut back on extra/filler calories, 2.) avoid meat as much as possible, 3.) to supplement my workouts, and 4.) help me sleep better and recover quicker.
Kelsi’s Food Choices
Whole foods (not the grocery store) whenever possible—fresh fruits and vegetables, minimal bread/pastas. Avoid processed foods and I’ve eliminated meat from my home-cooked/meal-prepped meals.
Trying to be better at intuitive eating, meaning eating when I’m hungry (versus when I’m bored or stressed, or simply because the clock says lunchtime).
The recipes in Half Baked Harvest are fantastic!
Kelsi’s Hydration & Sleep Habits
Building the habit of drinking a water bottle upon waking or at least before my first meal. Having my water bottle at my desk throughout the day. Drink water before deciding to eat. Set a bedtime alarm (iPhone) so I know when it’s time to start getting ready for bed so I hit ‘X’ hours.
– Tony and Ryan aka “Moonboots”
CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 2/4/2020
3/2 (strict) muscle-ups
25 box jump overs 20/16/12″
25 box jump overs, 20/16/12″
3/2 (strict) muscle-ups
Post slowest and fastest time to whiteboard! Post-workout should be rolling out the arches of the foot with a PVC pipe. Calf stretches then Soleus stretches.
READ: 10,000 Steps to Better Health? – Tyler Hass for CrossFit.com