AN UNCALLED FOR BARRAGE ON CROSSFIT
This article is courtesy of Jessica Danger, it's lengthy but very interesting. This is some of the first evidence of CrossFit's determination to refocus on health and wellness, which I think is noteworthy.
The gist of the article is that CrossFit HQ tweeted out a few tweets about the importance of a healthy diet. The sum of these tweets said, and I quote:
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar. To get to the same endpoint, these are effective nutritional strategies for avoiding heart disease, death and misery.
If it has a food label on it, it is not food. You do not see that on the chicken. It is not on the tomatoes. But it is on the chips and cookies.
If it is not perishable, if it says “Best if used before 2019,” it is not food.
If you could not have harvested it out of your garden or farm and eaten it an hour later, it is not food.
Shop around the perimeter of the grocery store, and do not go down the aisles.
The article goes on to indicate that people were trolling the account, making comments about how their water or their fruit had a label stuck to it so they were going to throw them out.
To the above commenters I would just point out the ole verbiage, haters gonna hate! It's no secret that CrossFit is a polarizing topic, and lot of people jump on every opportunity to lash out as a result. The fact of the matter is that this is all true. CrossFit is making a concerted effort to point out to the masses what is and is not health enhancing. Many people get sucked into the idea that veggie chips are still healthy, and that protein pancakes are good for you.
This simple advice is easy to remember, and devastatingly powerful if applied to your daily life. Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar. One sentence that can change, or even save a life. So let the haters tweet away, but don't forget this advice. It's whats best for everyone, CrossFitter or not.
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