Crossfit Charlotte-Blog

Oct
01
Carbohydrate Selections: The Right Carb for the Right Job
By Andy Hendel

Whole, unprocessed carbohydrate sources have significant health and performance benefits that might go unnoticed with macronutrient counting. For example, a doughnut and an orange can both provide the carbohydrate grams one needs, but other constituents should be considered. Even honey has more health value compared to table sugar due to the vitamins and minerals it contains. This brief describes some of the factors to consider when selecting carbohydrates, including total carbohydrate grams. While the brief is not meant to be exhaustive, this information can help someone make more optimal choices based on needs and goals.


When Selecting a Carbohydrate, Consider These Components:


• Total ...


Sep
30
Make Every Calorie Count: Dialing in Nutrition and Exercise
By Andy Hendel

The energy balance hypothesis suggests you can achieve perfect health by counterbalancing nutrition choices with physical activity; “calories in, calories out” is a popular motto among proponents of this model for nutrition and exercise.


The hypothesis has enjoyed popularity among public health organizations and large food corporations. In fact, sometimes the two groups work together on initiatives, such as Exercise Is Medicine, to promote the idea that we need to “eat less and move more.” Such arrangements are mutually beneficial, because they allow public health groups to deflect attention from their flawed nutrition guidelines and allow Big Food to keep selling junk...


Apr
14
CF Charlotte Nutrition Lecture
By Andy Hendel



Nutrition: The Base of the Pyramid





CrossFit Seminar Staff member Leah Polaski explains the importance of nutrition at a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course in San Diego, California, on Aug. 30...




Mar
21
Game Changer Not Changing Any Games
By Andy Hendel



Zoë Harcombe on The Game Changers: Good Story, Unconvincing Argument





Zoë Harcombe, Ph.D., concedes The Game Changers tells "a good story," but that's as far as the 2019 documentary's accolades should go, she suggests. In this ...




Feb
21
Nutrition: Brainwashed, you decide.
By Andy Hendel



Georgia Ede: Brainwashed - The Mainstreaming of Nutritional Mythology





Georgia Ede, MD, is a nutritional psychiatrist who is "passionate about the care - the proper care and feeding of the human brain," she tells the audience at...


Georgia Ede, MD, is a nutritional psychiatrist who is “passionate about the care — the proper care and feeding of the human brain,” she tells the audience at a CrossFit Health event on Dec. 15, 2019. During her presentation, Ede delineates the various ways authoritative bodies such as the USDA and World Health Organization (WHO), through their spread of unscientific dietary guidelines that are rife with misinformation, have complicated her efforts ...


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