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“…and no sugar.”

CrossFit’s dietary prescription is to:

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.”
– Greg Glassman, World-Class Fitness in 100 Words 

Many of us have read those two sentences thousands of times.  We pick up on the quality foods listed at the beginning of the statement and walk away with the sense that we shouldn’t overeat.  We bend over backwards to adhere to the foods listed but simultaneously we avoid the one part of the statement that is definitive, “and no sugar.”

Carlotta recently sent us the video in this post.  The video by Alex Bogusky exposes the health impacts of sugar and the statements made by soft drink companies .  Thanks for sending Carlotta!

Many of us bend over backwards to avoid grains, dairy, and legumes but don’t think twice about a trip to the ice cream store, a bar of chocolate, a sweet flavored nut butter packet, or a sugary treat on a special occasion.

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