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March Nutrition Challenge

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“…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!”

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  • nance February 28, 2015 Reply

    For all you carnivores out there…Just remember, that just because it once had a face, it could still be jacked up with all sorts of gross hormones and pesticides. Ewww. Choose your meat carefully. I’ll be sticking to vegetarianism, but plan on taking the HUGE challenge of omitting all things processed…AWESOME challenge!

  • Eddie March 1, 2015 Reply

    Been wanting to try this for a while now. I need ideas on meals, when I tried it in the past I got bored eating the same foods.

  • Kristen March 2, 2015 Reply

    Recipes and snack ideas would be awesome!

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