One of life’s biggest challenges is to maintain balance. Balance between; work, life, family, friends, wods, nutrition, and time to focus on yourself. Creating balance is essential to creating the best you. It also plays an important role in your CrossFit potential. Make sure you are getting the most out of your wods by paying attention to how you are fueling your body.

Check out this video lecture by Nicole Carroll. This article focuses on creating balance within your nutrition.

Nutrition: The Teeter-Totter
By Nicole Carroll

In Classic, Nutrition, Videos
March 01, 2008

Anyone who wants the full benefit and results of CrossFit must understand–and then act on the information–that nutrition is the foundation for all the other work you do in the name of athletic development and elite health. The key, of course, is hormones, which regulate how the body stores and releases energy and repairs itself. And, as far as hormones are concerned, food is a drug–a very powerful drug. It is the regulator for your body’s internal teeter-totter, where the interdependent levels of “good” and “bad” hormones pivot on the food you take in. The simple CrossFit nutrition prescription–“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar”–will deliver you from metabolic derangement (i.e., hyperinsulinemia, Syndrome X, and their relatives) and keep you generally well. For maximal fitness and output, however, you need to be more precise than that. In this lecture excerpt, Nicole Carroll makes a compelling case for why.

Check out this video on YouTube or the full version on CrossFit Journal