It’s always nice to know we can rely on Mark’s Daily Apple to be a voice of reason amidst the media frenzy:
“…I would hang my hat on the following suggestions, however.
- Don’t live off bacon, hot dogs, and salami.
- The more red meat you eat, the more vegetation you should be eating. Make sure some of that vegetation contains prebiotic fiber, especially resistant starch. Maybe all that plant matter is unnecessary if you maintain a perfect carnivorous diet, but why risk it? Besides, plants are delicious.
- Learn to love rare steak. It’s way better, guys.
- Rely mostly on gentler cooking methods: steaming, simmering, braising, pressure-cooking.
- If you’re gonna sear or grill something over high heat, which is completely and utterly delicious and thus necessary from time to time, consider using a marinade—especially if you cook this way frequently.
- Have a healthy gut. Beneficial human gut bacteria can convert linoleic acid and fiber into the anti-colon cancer metabolites CLA and butyrate.
- Stick to healthier sources of red and processed meat—pastured/grass-fed red meat, bacon, sausage. The local farmer over Oscar Mayer.”
– Mark’s Daily Apple
Eating healthy can be as easy or difficult as you make it. Check out this article on a few simple rules for healthy eating. Change one thing at a time, and see how a bunch of little things add up to something great!
Another thing to consider is whether you’re getting the right dose of exercise? Like most things, too little or too much is a bad thing!
A LOT going on this month – get ready for another goodie!!
KIDS! We will be holding an egg-themed class at 9:30am 4/3 with Miss Jen.
This class is for ages 12 and under ($5.00 per child)
Kids 13 and over are permitted to workout with their parents
Sunday 4/5 ONE CLASS ONLY @9am, due to Easter holiday. Normal schedule Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Mentor March will transition as an ongoing mentor program for all new CF members as well as any current CF members!
Help us help you…..call 1-888-242-2060, option #3. You must have your member ID number to do so
Corps Fitness has always provided challenges we must face throughout a 60 minute non-stop workout. You never know what the day’s challenge will be, nor do you know exactly how you will get through it. Holding true to our CF roots, we have decided to keep our April Fitness Challenge unknown.
Friday 5:30 PM: Van
Sunday 9 AM (ONLY CLASS): John
Another thank you to Melissa for this delicious recipe!
Thank you to Melissa for providing a few of her favorite Paleo-friendly recipes. This one looks particularly delicious!
“…realizing that active populations need to prioritize supplying their bodies with enough quality nutrients to support athletic achievements, no matter how great or small these achievements are, we are all athletes.” – Eattoperform.com
CFers are all ATHLETES of varying levels. Therefore, Corps Fitness promotes the idea of eating to perform….however, eating to perform extends well beyond the fitness arena, and helps in overall work performance and daily functioning as well.
March’s Nutritional Component is to explore Paleo eating. (Notice the absence of the word “diet” which holds the connotation of a short term plan). What is Paleo eating? Plain and simple, it is based on eating the same foods our ancestors did, as in fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood and nuts. Foods from boxes, jars and bags are a NO-GO. Additionally, paleo eating excludes grains, dairy, added salt and legumes. Many boards have cropped up on sites like Pinterest, and many CFers already are tooling around with their own spins on what works / what doesn’t work for them. In general, try to eat REAL foods that start in their whole form. If you can’t identify it, it’s probably a no-go. Rather than adding salt or sugar, toy around with different spice mixtures to add flavor to a dish… It can be overwhelming to try something brand new, but once you get the hang of the “eat this, not that” idea, it’ll become second nature!
Is it right for you? Why don’t you join us in trying it out! Some of you already do Paleo….your tried and true recipes are welcomed!
**NOTE: As with all nutritional suggestions and components offered through Corps Fitness, you must do what is right for you. These are just suggestions for you to try….just like your mother used to say about broccoli: “Try it and you may like it!”