May 24th, 2011

Nutrition Basics

Here is our second installment of my series on basic nutritional principles. Just a reminder, I am not a doctor or dietician so take what you read here and investigate it for yourself. So here goes. Last time we discussed some of the inherent issues with grains. Today we are talking about refined carbohydrates. Most people think they get fat by eating fat. This is really not the biggest issue. Carbs, specifically refined carbs, are most often the problem. Here is why. Refined carbs elevate blood sugar quickly. When this happens our pancreas secretes insulin to regulate blood sugar. Insulin is a storage hormone. It causes you to store fat. Once your blood is swept of its available nutrients by the secreted insulin you get hungry again and the vicious cycle continues. For people with more serious weight issues this is almost always the culprit and controlling this issue will almost always help a person reach a healthy body weight. That is about as simple as it gets. One easy way to control blood sugar is to avoid grains, starches and sugars and eat balanced meals composed of some carbs, protein and fat. Once blood sugar is under control be sure to listen to your body. Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied.

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 Chest to bar Pull-ups
10 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
15 Kettlebell swings, 1.5 pood

Post rounds completed to comments.


11 Responses

  1. 9 rounds + 5 C2B Rx’d
    All C2B were one at a time superman style (only way I was able to get enough swing this morning).

    This week has a great feeling to it with another morning filled with sweat dripping from bar (literally) great efforts all around. And a guest star Jiim appearance! (yes Jim, guest star until you come two days in a row 🙂 )

    • great efforts on two days of tough wod’s!

    • Superman style?

      • Jeff or Casey coined that term for what I used to do on regular pull ups. Imagine taking a running leap at the bar to get a big forward swing 🙂 That’s definitely an exaggeration but you get the idea.

        I just wasn’t able to get a big enough kip to touch the chest to bar when I just grabbed the bar from a dead hang. My HOPE (which could be total bunk 🙂 ) is that today was some good training for my muscle memory to get the feeling of the full explosive range of motion and the feeling of that big kip to get me up there. (when I did get a good solid kip the pull up almost seemed easy)

    • Your level of fitness has exploded this week. I want whatever you are eating!!! Nice job on a tough workout. It wasn’t so long ago that a C2B pullup was a scary thing. Nice job

      • Thanks Ryan. I think it’s more of what I haven’t been eating. Trying to kill that sugar demon again!

      • I’m curious what’s in your fridge!!

  2. 8 rounds Rx

    Great workout this morning. Good to see you Jim!!!

  3. Good to see Team McKay (together no less) in the house today hitting a tough WOD hard!

  4. Riley got a strict muscle-up today at the 5:15 class. Very impressive!

  5. 8 rounds + 5 C2B

    FUN 5:15 class!!

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