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nutrition ARCHIVE

  • Neanderthals Rule – 2015 Paleo Challenge

    By Leeny Hoffmann | In Blog, nutrition, Paleo, Paleo Challenge | on February 28, 2015

    The 2015 CrossFit STL  6-Week Paleo challenge has just come to an end and we now have a new list of savvy, dedicated individuals who have been indoctrinated into the paleo lifestyle.  On January 12, thirty one members of CrossFit St. Louis committed to the challenge of the Whole30, a strict version of the paleo […]

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  • You Can’t Excercise Your Way out of a Bad Diet

    By Leeny Hoffmann | In Blog, Diet, nutrition, Paleo | on April 17, 2014

    When I started CrossFit back in May of 2007, I was amazed at how my body responded to “this new way of working out”.   Each day was a new experience in soreness that never seemed to go away. Muscles were being worked that had never gotten the call before. Each workout was a new test, […]

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  • But I’m not losing weight!

    By Todd Seabaugh | In Blog, Diet, nutrition | on April 10, 2014

    We occasionally have that new member, who’s been with us for 2-3 months, and comes in all discouraged and proclaims, “I’ve been working my butt off for 2 months now, and I’m so frustrated. I have not lost a single pound!” (In fact, they may have actually gained weight.) So we ask the question, “How […]

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  • Happy Halloween!

    By admin | In nutrition | on November 1, 2013

    The rain set in, the kids didn’t show up, and now, you have a mountain of candy at your disposal. What are you going to do with all of that sugar? Sugar is a crystal carbohydrate. It comes from corn, sugar cane, or a sugar beet. It then gets “refined”, meaning crystalized and added to […]

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  • Many have asked, “What is HMB and is it safe?” What about HMB+Creatine, is that a hormone?Here are a few answers from Blonyx:“HMB (or β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyrate) is needed by the body to protect and repair muscle tissue. We can make a small amount of HMB from the amino acid Leucine found in the protein we […]

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  • Paleo Awareness Challenge

    By admin | In nutrition, Paleo | on July 6, 2013

    by:  Leeny Hoffmann  I’ve had a lot of people ask me lately if we were going to do a paleo challenge any time soon.  I’m guessing people are in the same boat that I have been lately, getting lax with their nutrition as the summer goes on.  The good news is that I will be […]

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  • Get Back On The Wagon

    By admin | In nutrition, Paleo | on April 11, 2013

     by Leeny Hoffmann You were so good.  You conquered the paleo challenge and you ate good quality, nutritious food for 30 days.  You planned your menus, cleaned out your fridge, hit the farmer’s market and prepared for tricky situations that might tempt you to stray.  You did something you didn’t think you could do and […]

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  • CrossFit Open and Fueling

    By admin | In nutrition, Recipes | on March 25, 2013

    by:  Leeny Hoffmann It’s CrossFit Open time and everyone is looking for a way to edge out the other competitors.  Whether it’s getting more sleep, mobilizing, or re-doing a wod to get a few more points, we all want that good number next to our name when it comes time to getting scores posted.  For […]

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  • 2013 Paleo Challenge Results

    By admin | In nutrition, Paleo | on March 1, 2013

    What do you get when you cross 33 motivated learners with 30 days of strict paleo eating?A successful paleo challenge, that’s what!  We began our nutritional odyssey on January 15th and wrapped up our Whole30 on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day.  In that time, our participants had to keep their diet free from […]

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  • Diet Trumps Everything

    By admin | In nutrition | on February 15, 2013

    You’ve been diligent about getting yourself to the gym.  You work out hard and you’ve gotten stronger.  You love this thing called CrossFit and you have a hard time imagining life without it.  Your body is responding favorably to the physical stressors you’ve forced it to adapt to.  You’ve moved in a positive direction for […]

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