"We are born to be fit, strong, and healthy." Robb Wolf

June 25, 2011

So You Like To Weigh Yourself Eh?


The topic of weighing yourself comes up much too often at CrossFit Kingston. "I want to lose 'xx' pounds of weight". "I stepped on the scale this morning and I weigh more than I did yesterday. Did I eat too much? Am I not training enough?" Those are just some of the questions I've encountered in my time coaching. My reply every time is that you do not, I repeat, DO NOT need to weigh yourself. Especially every day. Your weight fluctuates daily. Unless you're going to box, compete in an Olympic weightlifting or powerlifting meet where you need to make a certain weight or you are doing a workout that requires you to lift weight at a percentage of your body weight, there is no need to step on that scale. Hide your scale. Throw it away!

June 19, 2011

Transitioning To Paleo

Some people at CFK have asked me about transitioning from a Western-type diet to a Paleolithic/Primal way of eating. I found this article from Straight To The Bar on how to transition to the Paleolithic style of eating. Enjoy!

I won’t go into detail on what the Paleo diet is, since that’s covered elsewhere. This article is about how to transition to it rather than what it is. However, it is worth briefly pointing out that there are a number of variants that loosely fall under the banner of Hunter Gatherer / Ancestral / Paleolithic / Primal living. The differences, where they exist, are pretty subtle and certainly not worth worrying about if you are planning to transition from some other eating plan to this one.