Category: Diet

February 2013 Paleo Challenge

  Our Paleo Challenge last year was an amazing sucess.  Check out the before and after pictures from last year’s event here.  The CrossFit Paleo Challenge starts Sunday February 17th at 12:00 PM (noon).     What you get from this more »

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Many dieters ignore alcohol calories

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, alcohol makes up nearly 10% of total calorie intake among drinkers. 20 percent of men and 6 percent of women drink more than 300 calories worth daily, roughly the amount in two 12-ounce more »

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How to be accountable to yourself for fitness

Working at Unit 2 Fitness I regularly find myself a part of the process of getting a fighter ready for competition.  I have also been the fighter getting ready for a competition.  One of the interesting things about taking part more »

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How to stay motivated with fitness

Staying motivated to get in shape and lose weight can be difficult.  Here are 8 great ways to help you stay motivated to continue your journey to your most awesome self. Dig your sexiest (skinny) outfit out of the closet more »

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How much protein should I consume each day

Protein is a key player in the repair and construction of muscle tissue after exercise.  When you train you create microscopic tears in your muscle fibers.  In response your body makes your muscles stronger to protect them from future damage.  more »

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Say no to Sugar in your diet

Low sugar   We all know that in order to lose weight and generally be healthy we need to reduce the amount of refined sugar we are consuming.  This does NOT mean to reduce carbs but rather just refined sugar. more »

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You can't train out a garbage diet

No matter how hard you try you can’t out train a garbage diet. At Unit 2 we recommend “clean” eating.  We do not believe in “fad” diets.  Those diets typically do not work in the long term and will not more »

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Step 2 – Eat Real Food for CrossFit performance

Step 1 – Join Unit 2 CrossFit and start training 3-5 days per week.  You are reading this so I am assuming that is a check. The training we do at Unit 2 CrossFit will get your body to change. more »

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Be a Strong Vegetarian

For 17 years of my life I was a non-meat eating martial artist.  At age 10 I decided to give up eating meat, but I still ate dairy and egg products.  My parents were accepting of my youthful food rebellion more »

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Paleo Books

Here is a list of books that you might find helpful in your quest for ultimate nutrition. Paper back Versions  The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen The Paleo Diet for more »

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