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February 2009 Fit Tip

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Last week we talked about the “Dietary Do’s”, this week I’d like to focus on Dietary Dangers or Don’ts.  If you’re training for the Stair Climb Tampa, doing our CrossFit classes on a routine basis or just training for life and sport in general you want to make sure you are not sabotaging your efforts or health.

Dietary Don’ts
  a.. Do not eat commercially processed foods such as cookies, cakes, crackers, TV dinners, soft drinks, etc.  Read labels!
  b.. Avoid all refined sweeteners such as sugar, dextrose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup and fruit juices
  c.. Avoid white flour, white flour products and white rice
  d.. Avoid all hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats and oils
  e.. Avoid all refined liquid vegetable oils made from soy, corn, safflower, canola or cottonseed
  f.. Do not use polyunsaturated oils for cooking, sauteing or baking
  g.. Avoid foods fried in polyunsaturated oils or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils
  h.. Do not practice veganism.  Animal products provide vital nutrients not found in plant foods
  i.. Avoid processed, pasteurized milk; do not consume ultrapasteurized milk products, lowfat milk, skim milk, powdered milk or imitation milk products
  j.. Avoid factory-farmed eggs, meats and fish
  k.. Avoid highly processed luncheon meats and sausage
  l.. Avoid rancid and improperly prepared seeds, nuts and grains found in granolas, quick rise breads and extruded breakfast cereals, as they block mineral absorption and cause intestinal distress
  m.. Avoid canned, sprayed, waxed and irradiated fruits and vegetables.  Avoid genetically modified foods
  n.. Avoid artificial food additives, expecially MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein and aspartame, which are neurotoxins.
  o.. Individuals sensitive to caffeine and related substances should avoid coffee, tea and chocolate
  p.. Avoid aluminum-containing foods such as commercial salt, baking powder and antacids.  Do not use aluminum cookware or deodorants containing aluminum
  q.. Do not drink fluoridated water
  r.. Avoid synthetic vitamins and foods containing them
  s.. Avoid distilled liquors
  t.. Do not use a microwave oven
Follow the above tips along with the Dietary Dos, add in exercise and you are well on your way to a healthy and buff body!!
The new website is coming along well, should be up and running in just a few weeks.  We’re going to have a blog and daily updates so will be very informative.  We do have the current CrossFit schedule on the site now.  Once again that is M-F at 8 am, M-Th at 6:30pm and Sat at 8:30am.  Please join us for a class that is like no other, bring a friend, attitude and energy!!


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