This article mainly focuses on the suggested diet for someone who actively does CrossFit, but not exclusively, as this kind of diet can be beneficial for everybody. What many people forget is that being healthy and losing weight is mainly based on the diet and not (only) the fact that how many times a week you do some sports.
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.” As you probably heard quite some times before if you are familiar with CrossFit. This is the basic idea of a healthy diet, but let’s get into some more details.
One of the most popular diets amongst CrossFitters is called the Zone Diet. Its main idea is pretty simple: keep a specific ratio of your meals as 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat. (Note that these carbs should have a low glycaemic index).
The aim of the diet is basically to reduce general inflammation of the body as it also reduces the risk of chronic diseases, slows down aging, fastens fat loss and improves performance.
How to measure the meal? Use your hands:
But how many times a day should you eat? Also pretty simple:
OK, but when should you have these meals? You should basically align them to your trainings, rather than a specific hour of the day.
Zone Diet also has a suggestion about what should be avoided in general. There’s no banned food or drink on this diet, but the followings are not preferred:
Now the real question is: then what to eat?
If you need some inspiration regarding recipes, visit the following page:
We hope you find this summary somewhat helpful and that it encourages you to eat a bit healthier. 🙂
The CFD Crew