Many of us have been here. Are we stronger? Yes! is the weight staying on? yes as well. This is part 3 in the series by Kai Rainey.

You’re getting the hang of this CrossFit thing.

You’ve been to several classes and you’re sleeping well, moving easier, breathing better.

You’ve learned the difference between an AMRAP and an EMOM.

If only the scale would move.

How can you do CrossFit—the hardest workouts on the planet—and not lose weight?

Here’s the answer: The foundation of CrossFit is nutrition.

Those bodies you’ve been admiring weren’t built just by burpees. They were molded by something far more mundane: high-quality whole foods in appropriate quantities. Meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.

As much as you might want someone to lay out a meal plan for you and give you a list of what you can and can’t have, that method seldom leads to long-term weight management.

Trust me, I’ve tried all the plans. It wasn’t until I educated myself on what I was actually eating that I learned how to make adjustments and decisions that allowed me to achieve my goals. Once I was truly in the driver’s seat, things became remarkably easy.

Do you know what you ate yesterday? You might be able to recall with some accuracy your meals and snacks, but do you know exactly how much you ate? Do you know how many grams of protein, carbohydrates and fat?

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