Did you catch the article on CrossFit vs globo gyms in the NZ Herald Business section?
"I had my 6 monthly diabetes check-up last Wednesday. The diabetes consultant was really happy with all of my figures on cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, weight (I’ve lost another 4 kg since February without really trying), kidney and liver function are excellent – in fact he was really impressed and asked me what I was doing to get these improvements.
Simple, I said, I’ve stopped eating wheat in all its forms and grains in general, I eat animal fat and the only oil that I use is extra virgin olive oil. Breakfast is typically an omelette with a small amount of bacon, smoked salmon or Parma ham. I have spinach or other leafy greens and tomatoes. Lunch is often not taken as I do not feel hungry until 6.00 pm when I have my evening meal. Another small portion of meat and plenty of veggies.
The only fruit that I have are a few blueberries, wild strawberries (when they are available) and raspberries – and I mean a few. I sleep better than ever, don’t feel tired and have lost weight.
“No, you MUST eat some carbohydrates” he said. “I do, I told you, I eat plenty of vegetables.” I said. “No, no, starchy carbohydrates, you NEED them” “Why do I NEED them?” “For energy, your body needs carbohydrates for energy” came his concerned reply. “How do you think that I’ve managed to survive since you last saw me then? And, you told me how pleased you were with all of my readings – doesn’t that suggest that I’m doing fine without refined, starchy carbohydrates?” He had no reply other than to repeat to me that I MUST eat carbohydrates for energy...."
- read the rest of the article HERE.
This is what you have to contend with when you talk to your doctor, specialist, or even a dietician about nutrition. The doctors and specialists have next to ZERO nutrition education, yet seem perfectly happy to give advice (and a lot of prescription medicine) in this area. Dieticians, because of their clinical training, have a very similar approach. All of these 'experts' have likely not kept up with the changing face of real world nutritional practices, or in the case of the above example, are choosing to blatantly ignore positive results, in order to avoid having their beliefs challenged.
At the end of the day, YOU are responsible for your own health. Educate yourself and make your own decisions, don't let someone you see for a rushed 10mins make snap judgements on your wellbeing that could affect the rest of your life.
Front Squats 3,2,1,3,2,1
10 Box Jump overs 60/50cm
10 Toes to Bar
Rest 1 minute
Front Squats 5 x 5
Alternate with deadhang pullups 5 x max reps
10 Box Jumps
10 Slamballs from box
Rest 1 minute
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CFNZ INTERN FALE LEA'AETALAFO'OU AND AARON OXENHAM!!