Our box, CrossFit Thermal, is doing a month-long nutrition challenge from July 7-August 7. Members are choosing various levels of engagement, ranging from strict Zone to strict Paleo, to “no grains, no extra sugar.” I will be posting a short nutrition tip to help people stay on point and make clean nutrition a life-long habit instead of just a short term “diet.”
Nutrition Tip #15: Use Your Grill
We shouldn’t be so naive as to think that we are eating exactly how cavepeople ate, nor would that even be the perfect diet. However, thinking about ancient civilizations and remote tribes around the world where things like “heart disease” and “diabetes” aren’t words in their vocabulary (not just because it’s a different language), we do see a common occurrence of using fire to cook meat. If you are using fire (or a grill), chances are you are eating real food. Beef, lamb, chicken, fish, pork, veggies…who doesn’t love a good kabob?? If you’re looking for paleo-friendly marinades and recipes, just do a google search and you’ll find plenty of blogs and cookbooks.
Using a grill shouldn’t be reserved for 4th of July and Labor Day. Get out there and cook real food!