The start of our 40 days strict zone/paleo challenge is hurrying towards us. So it probably round about now that you ought to start thinking and experimenting with the type of diet you want to follow. There is a link on this site to the Zone diet, now Im adding the 1st of many links to paleo sources.
I’d like to begin with a link to Wikipedia that seems to have assembled an interesting array of views on the subject: click here to get Paleo info.
As most of you are aware, we have sort of steered clear of dietary advice as the whole area seems crammed with fraudsters and religious nutters. Some times diets have a valid nuget of truth in them but this nuget can frequently be taken out of context.
So what is our role? Well, its to present you with the outlines of the popular diets associated with the Crossfit movement, encourage you to research the evidence that supports them, and to discuss with your doctor if this diet is appropriate for you.
But what are we actually going to do?
1) We are inviting lots of our members to write articles/ views/tips about these diets, so we hope to have this website alight with useful comments, critique. recipes, planning tips etc ( if you have an “article in you” email it to Andrew@crossfitlondonuk.com)
2) We are working on a series of “Paleo Parties” . Basically a mini party on a saturday afternoon where we hangout, have a party but also learn “stuff” associated with the zone and paleo diets. There will be no charge, just you bringing some “healthy” booze and food. During the summer these will be at the gym with a BBQ sizzling in the background. In the winter months, I think we have Kates, Kirsty’s and Sally’s flat on offer. (im sure others will want to offer too!)
the first “paleo party” will be at Kirstys (its just around the corner from the gym) on saturday 3rd march 2 till 5. you get to practise zone and paleo tricks, cook food, eat food, while drinking healthy drink ( we may give you the afternoon off the lent challenge). to keep control of numbers we will get you to register via the booking System ( ill get that done over the next few days). Get the date in your diary.
So, start reading, start researching.