Three weeks ago we discussed the importance of and what goes into Your Quarterly Check-Up.
This week's post is going to focus on another very important part of your CrossFit 818 membership, Your Nutrition Check In.
If you have seen the CrossFit Hierarchy of Fitness on our boards you know that NUTRITION is the foundation of the CrossFit programming and any of the results you want to accomplish with us. But lets be honest, people don't initially sign up at CrossFit 818 or any other CrossFit to get a nutrition plan, they come for the heart pumping, fire breathing, push of the WODs.
Here is what a typical Nutrition Check In will look like: about 2 weeks after you sign up with our CrossFit 818 membership you will receive an email introductory about our Nutrition Check In. It will discuss why we do this appointment, what to look forward to, and some important info and links to look over prior to meeting with us. Next we ask you record everything you eat for a week. This will give us a chance to take a look at your eating habits, what you eat, your habits/patterns, etc... It is encouraged to journal your food just like you journal your workouts. But for this appointment a week will do.
1-Have answers to these questions ready for us.
*What are your goals?
-I ask because sometimes your goals change since you signed up initially or it helps you re-commit to your goals, also we can talk about your goals through this appointment.
*Describe to us why you eat the way you do?
*How motivated are you about eating better to achieve your goals?
*What questions do you have about food/nutrition?
*On a scale of 1 to 10: How open are you to changing your diet if they will get you to your goals faster?
*What do you need help/advice with? People fall within 3 categories of help.
-Education: I don't know what to eat? Recipes? Ideas? Alternatives? Planning?
-Motivation: I'm just not motivated to eat better? I have no time? I hate cooking? I think I eat really well:-O -Accountability: I am a yo-yo diet'er. Regular food log check-in's. Can someone just YELL at me?!?!
At this point we will talk and give you the back-story behind Paleo, Primal, Zone, and all the diets out there. We cover what we each personally follow and why. What and why the typical American eats today and why the current health stats are the way they are. How that can change and how important it is for you to change for yourself. Our aim is to not persuade you or influence you to eat the way we do. We talk about this to educate you on what's out there, why they work and how it would apply to you. It all about providing you with the truth behind the methods and helping you make an educated decision for yourself.
3-Paper Trail and Homework We will then present you will a quick handout and guide explaining protein, carbs and fats: why and how to eat them. This will help you on what foods to add in and and avoid. We will then provide more info on a food matrix, 30 day plans, shopping lists, great blogs to follow and learn from, etc... Everything you need to arm you with the information you need to succeed!
4-The Future If I was you...I would check in with us often. You have Z, Armen and myself who have traveled a long road with nutrition in our CrossFit journey's. We have years of information, advice, ideas, tricks, tips, etc... That you can literally have within a 30 minute conversion (talk about Cliff Notes) We aren't nutrition PhD's, but we read, experiment and have seen changes in not only ourselves but 100s of other CrossFitters. And if we don't know the answer to your question, I bet we can find the answer. We are MORE motivated than you about your results!
Posted by Chris.