Take The Nutrition Challenge
If your CrossFit gym offers a “Nutrition Challenge”—do it. I’m doing my first, a Nutrition Challenge at CrossFit Elysium that started a month ago (with two weeks remaining). It started off with a 2-hour seminar where the coaches talked about the whys and how-tos of the Zone and Paleo diets, answering questions and such. The following Monday anyone who took up the Challenge began a six-week competition that involved gaining or losing points based on how many CrossFit workouts you did in a week’s time, Zone meals, Paleo meals, Zone-Paleo, water consumption, hours of sleep and a few other categories. I tried to do something like this myself a few months ago and it fell apart in a few days. Once again the CrossFit community and the power of accountability—and the fun of competition—makes an event like a six-week dietary overhaul a doable thing with exceptional educational value.