Nov 30th, 2007
Nicole Carroll and Jolie Gentry at the Oakland Fire Certification
Nicole Carroll CFHQ’s superstar athtlete and trainer, and Jolie Gentry, SWAT member and winner of this year’s CrossFit Games both follow the Zone. For increased performance, fat loss, and general health and well being we cannot stress enough the beauty and efficacy of Zone eating.
If you are thinking about changing the way you eat to optimize performance or to change your body composition, we suggest that you send us a food journal that documents one week’s worth of eating. Once we have a weeks worth of food logging, we can sit down and talk turkey!
Here is an excerpt from Nicole Carroll’s CFJ article entitled Getting off the Crack”
I knew CrossFit prescribed the Zone diet so I bought the books, read them, got my measly block prescription and tried the diet. The deal I made with myself was that for two weeks I would weigh and measure precisely. If after two weeks I wanted to go back to eating the way I was before I could. No guilt, just an experiment.
Four weeks into the Zone diet, I was stronger and faster than I had ever been. I had lost fat and gained muscle. My benchmark workout times decreased, and my pull-up numbers increased. I hit PRs in deadlift, back squat, and push jerk. I had more energy, recovered more quickly, and could push harder more often. Furthermore, I was happier and more emotionally balanced. I woke up feeling good. Best of all, I felt sharper. The tiny bit of hunger that remained kept me on an edge that I have come to appreciate tremendously. I can only describe it as a state of readiness, of feeling honed physically and mentally…
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