this is number 5 in the series about health

When I attended the CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course, one of the Seminar Staff members asked attendees raise their hands to indicate how long they had been doing CrossFit.

When he got to the few who had been doing CrossFit for less than six months, he cracked a joke: “Oh, you still have friends outside the box!”

We all laughed.

Then we began to mentally tally the friendships that have fallen by the wayside since we dramatically changed our lifestyles.

Not long ago, I happened upon a couple of friends who were discussing a recent party.

“We didn’t invite you guys because you don’t eat. I mean you don’t eat like regular people.”

I chuckled, but it reminded me how much we link social interaction to food and drink—family traditions, special meals as a couple, happy hour with your buddies. Food and drink are often so strongly entwined with events that most people cannot separate the former from the latter.

It’s almost like we are programmed: This is when we eat that thing.

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