http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/the-biggest-loser-the-most-damaging-show-on-tv YES! YES! A thousand times... YES! The Biggest Loser makes for really good TV; but it's a horrible example for both the public and aspiring trainers. The methods used range from unsustainable to downright dangerous. This article does a good job of discussing the nutritional aspects of the show. When one throws in the fact that a good portion of our clients come to us with disordered eating, the kind of extreme … [Read more...] about “The Biggest Loser: The Most Damaging Show on TV?”
The Paleo Plan… FREE!
Gateway CrossFit is incredibly pleased to announce that we have partnered with PaleoPlan.com to offer you The Paleo Plan Quickstart Guide and Paleo Challenge at no charge; just for being our clients! (It's $34 online!) This book is FANTASTIC!!! And as you know, we are huge fans of the "Paleo" nutrition plan. It has shown incredible health, weight loss, aesthetic, and performance benefits for those who implement it faithfully. The 152 page eBook, The Paleo Plan Quickstart Guide and Paleo … [Read more...] about The Paleo Plan… FREE!
Watching episode 2 of The Biggest Loser and simply overcome with emotion. We are so incredibly proud of CrossFit. Those 'friends' of Bob Harper include Nicole Carroll and Dave Castro, the Directors of Training; 2011 and 2012 World's Fittest Man, Rich Froning; 2010 World's Fittest Woman, Kristen Clever; 2008 World's Fittest Man, Jason Khalipa; 2012 runner-up for World's Strongest Man, Matt Chan; as well Miranda Oldroyd, Katie Hogan, Dave Lipson, Becca Voight, and Camille LeBlanc Bazinet. These … [Read more...] about So proud!!!
Avoiding Metabolic Derangement
Just came across an old article on nutrition from The CrossFit Journal. One of the topics is disease causation. The fallacy of the outdated model was that obesity was the cause of hypertension, glucose intolerance, and hypertrygliceridemia. Dr. Kaplan's Deadly Quartet found that obesity is corollary, not causal. Rather, hyperinsulinemia is a more likely cause. It's a great example of why the traditional nutrition models are so off-base. Check out the article to learn … [Read more...] about Avoiding Metabolic Derangement
Wheat Belly by William Davis "is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient." Guess what just made our reading list?! From UndergroundWellness.com: The truth is that we are not eating the same grains that Moses may have snacked on as he hiked up Mount Sinai. In fact, we’re not even eating the same grains our grandparents ate! In just a mere 50 years, grains – wheat, in particular – have become a mutant … [Read more...] about VERY interesting!
“I can tell your future…”
"...just look what's in your hand." -The Grateful Dead. Here's another good one: "Genes load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger." -Dr. David Herber … [Read more...] about “I can tell your future…”
Couples that workout together…
Couples that workout together, workout together. An eight-year study showed that couples who workout together are 90% more likely to exercise than other couples. Conversely, a 2007 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that your chances of becoming obese increase by 37 percent if your spouse becomes obese. Try one of our 2-on-1 packages with your spouse and beat the odds! Read more. … [Read more...] about Couples that workout together…
Are you emotionally chained to your scale?
Some clients are surprised that we don't weigh them first thing walking in the door. This article is a great example of why. We don't care what you weigh because IT'S NOT A RELIABLE INDICATOR OF PROGRESS. Better indicators are waist and hip measurements, and body fat levels. Even better is performance. If you are getting stronger, faster, and fitter you WILL be more healthy and your body WILL change. So get started! Picture from EverydayDayPaleo.com … [Read more...] about Are you emotionally chained to your scale?
We're happy to add two new resources for our clients: Jennifer McDaniel, MS, RD, CSSD, LD of McDaniel Nutrition Therapy and Julie Walther-Scheibel , MEd, PLPC of JWS Counseling and The Healing & Counseling Center. True and lasting health and fitness is akin to a three-legged stool. The legs are physical training, proper nutrition, and emotional wellness. To stand and to bear a heavy load, all three legs must be strong and balanced. Gateway CrossFit is your premier source for Personal … [Read more...] about Wellness Resources
Ironic or Sad?
Face of Heart Attack Grill Dies at Age 29, 572 Pounds reports myFoxphoenix.com ""We are absolutely guilty for glorifying obesity, it's what we do, but if you stop and think about why we glorify obesity and come into the Heart Attack Grill diet center I think you'll get it," says [restaurant owner Jon] Basso." Sorry Mr. Basso, but we DON'T get it. It's not funny or ironic; it's just sad. … [Read more...] about Ironic or Sad?