Friday, July 24, 2009

Think Before You Eat

Sorry I haven't been posting on here more regularly. I've been a bit of a hypocrite recently and my diet has been quite awful. I'm more concerned with putting on some weight for my upcoming Oly competition in August, so food quality has suffered. Nevertheless, one can gain weight while eating healthy; it just requires diligence, dedication, self-sacrifice, and a host of other attributes I don't possess.

Anyway, I just wanted to put something up for you guys to all see the next time you're heading out to grab some fast food. Check this out.

I found this picture one day while perusing CrossFit Coronado's Nutrition Blog and it seriously disturbed me. Pretty sick, huh? While I fully endorse the Zone and controlling your fuel intake (Remember: Food = Fuel), it does you no good if you continue eating crap. Quality first. Before you buy or consume anything, ask yourself, "Is this something a caveman would eat?" That's usually a pretty good test. And no, I'm not talking about the guys from the Geico commercials... "I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa." My original post on diet can be found here. Any questions, just ask.

In the meantime, here is what the guys at CF Coronado had to say about it...

"This picture alone should convince you that eating real food is what you should be striving for. It is amazing the crap we pump into our bodies, especially our children's. I get fired up every month when my kids bring home the menu for their school's lunches. It is things like these chicken nuggets that they feed them and call it 'healthy' since it is breaded in whole wheat and low fat. Top it off with some chocolate milk (for strong bones and teeth) and some fruit cocktail (to help get your 5 servings a day) and you have a well balanced diet: Low fat and protein, high carbohydrate. Perfect balance for our growing children. The fact that so many of these kids are overweight is bad enough. But, there is the added bonus of ADD/ADHD, radical mood swings, the inability to pay attention in class, stomach issues etc..."

Again, that blog is a great resource I recommend to everyone. They post countless articles citing a variety of interesting studies regarding nutrition. A lot of things that make you go, "Hmmm..."

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