What Do I Eat? An EASY Nutritional Guide

Ask 10 people for the optimal diet and youโ€™ll get 10 different answers. Thereโ€™s really no one-size-fits-all nutrition solution, but if you need help getting started, we put together some general guidelines to follow ๐Ÿš€.

Stay on the outside of the grocery store and avoid food with labels. On the outside of the grocery store is where youโ€™ll find produce ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ and protein ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ—. Vegetables๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ†, fruits ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ, fish ๐ŸŸ, meat ๐Ÿท, poultry ๐Ÿ” — this is what should make up the bulk of your diet. Sure, youโ€™ll need some things from the aisles — like coffee, nuts, and dairy — but try to avoid food with labels. You want to eat mostly whole, unprocessed food ๐Ÿ’ฏ.

If you do eat food with a label — read it ๐Ÿ˜Ž. Start reading labels and keep an eye out for added sugar. Itโ€™s incredible how easy it is to exceed the recommended daily allowance of added sugar. The American โค Heart โค Association (https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smar t/sugar/added-sugars) recommends no more than 6 teaspoons (or 25 grams) of added sugar for women, 9 teaspoons (or 36 grams) for men per day. If you eat yogurt, oatmeal, or energy bars, take a look at the nutrition label to make sure they arenโ€™t packed with sugar ๐Ÿ‘Ž.

Keep an eye on portion size ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€ While the quality of your food is important ๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Œ, you should also be aware of the quantity of food youโ€™re consuming. A very simple and general โ€œrule of thumbโ€ way to track your portion sizes is to use your hand.

First, open your hand, palm up.

  • Women ๐Ÿ‘ฉ should eat a palm-sized portion of protein at every meal,
  • Men ๐Ÿ‘ฆ two palm-sized portions. Protein includes meat ๐Ÿท, fish ๐ŸŸ, poultry ๐Ÿณ, and beans ๐ŸŒฑ.

Next, make a fist.

  • Women should eat a fist-sized portion of vegetables ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ , men two fist-sized portions.

Cup your hand

  • Thatโ€™s your carbs, like whole grains, starchy vegetables, and fruits ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ“. One cupped hand portion for women, two for men at every meal.

Finally, use your thumb ๐Ÿ‘

  • Thatโ€™s your fat portions. One thumb for each meal for women, two for men of fats such as nuts, oils, and butter.

    Following these general rules will get you started on the path to a new healthier you. If youโ€™d like a more in depth review of you eating habits you can book an Nutritional Consultation with us any time.

We hope this helps you, as your success is our success.

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I am a husband and father. I am currently the Senior Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at the Farm Golf Club where I have been working for the past 7 years.

I started CrossFit because I was getting bored with the same bland routine of a traditional gym. I had a friend that had just started coaching and he talked me into trying it. I was hooked from the word go. I always enjoyed competing growing up as I played almost every ball sport you could. CrossFit brought back that competitive drive I was missing.ย 

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This is the short version: One September morning, the 9-11 tragedies happened. My best friend and I decided that it was our duty to do our part to protect the freedoms that we barely knew anything about. The last time was blown up while deployed to Iraq, I was hit in the head with a piece of shrapnel.

I lost all memory from before that point, and I still have no visual memory to this day. I was discharged from the military and had to figure out how to move forward. I have now been out of the military since 2007 and have found ways to work around these things, to where most people I meet, don’t even notice anything is different. Because of the traumatic brain injury suffered, have had an MRI on my brain, yearly since the incident. In June of 2015 I received a call from a VA neuro surgeon telling me that my scar tissue had grown and that he believed it was a brain tumor. He requested that I come in immediately to have it removed. I honestly believed it was still just scar tissue and they were overreacting. Man was I wrong. After multiple types of MRI’s proving that it was a tumor, I went in to have it surgically removed. Turns out, it is an incurable type of brain cancer that is supposed to come back (but more on that later).

So I went through months of chemo and daily radiation treatments. During that time I felt pretty terrible, so I ate A LOT. Not only did I eat a lot, but I ate a lot of pure junk food which lead to me weighting over 250 lbs, I knew it was time to stop feeling sorry for myself, and that I needed to get up, get back in shape. I am convinced that everything I’ve learned about nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle will not only delay the return of the cancer, but I honestly don’t think it’s coming back at all (I’m an optimist though).

I had always (even before the military) wanted to get into buying houses, fixing them up, and selling/renting them. I figured there was no time life the present, and pulled the trigger on that dream. The process of taking something that needs work, and making it the best it can be, is a passion of mine that now translates directly into being the Owner of P6 CrossFit. I know it sounds cheesy, but once you get told that you have cancer, everything in life suddenly has more purpose and you realize that tomorrow isn’t promised. You realize that you have a limited amount of time to fulfill your potential and do what makes you happy. Helping others live longer, healthier, better lives is what makes me happy. P6 CrossFit has been my opportunity to help more people in a shorter amount of time than anything I have ever done. I am able to help others reach AND exceed their goals on a daily basis. I get to see people come into the gym intimidated, with low self-esteem, and watch them transform into extremely confident and proud individuals.

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