Nutrition
May 2nd, 2017

Uptown Updates for May

Goal-Setting Workshop Summary Thanks to everyone who attended the goal-setting workshop on Saturday.  We tackled everyone’s goals and made suggestions for next steps.  Here are a couple of nuggets: Set up an appointment with your coach of choice.  We can help you 1) make a plan 2) progress through the steps proficiently and 3) provide accountability, feedback, […]

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Apr 26th, 2017

Goal-Setting Workshop at Uptown: Saturday 4/29 @ Noon

Do you feel you are stalled out in your training?   After enjoying some amazing changes in your body composition or increased strength numbers, do you feel you have been on a plateau or even regressed?  Do you want to add a new gymnastics skill to your toolbox (muscle up anyone?) Join us at Uptown […]

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Jan 23rd, 2017

Announcing NEW Offering! Nutrition Consulting with Coach Michelle

We are SO excited to announce a new offering for our members!  Nutrition, along with other lifestyle practices OUTSIDE the gym, is the foundation of your success INSIDE the gym.  Take a look at some options to get your nutrition in line with your goals! What you eat is the foundation to a healthy lifestyle. […]

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Feb 11th, 2016

NEW Session announced for CF Teens! Feb 23rd – Apr 28th: Tue/Thu @ 4pm @Uptown

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Spring Session runs for 10 weeks, starting February 23rd and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm at our Uptown location.  Check it out!  Very fun and functional program.  Enroll here! More details… Open to all interested teens – girls and boys. No experience needed. All fitness levels welcome. We will teach you everything you need […]

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Jan 11th, 2016

Nutrition & Lifestyle Challenge: Jan 13 – Feb 12!

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Take a month and challenge yourself to make changes in your food, drink, sleep and stress management choices.  If you did not have a chance to join us on Saturday for the Nutrition Matters presentation, you can check out the slides here.  You will find some overall information as well as some suggestions for preferred food […]

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Jan 7th, 2016

REMINDER: Nutrition Matters THIS Saturday at 11am (CFO)

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Nutrition Matters! Find out how at our FREE Clinic on Saturday January 9th at 11am at CFO, hosted by members of the coaching staff. We will talk about how your food, drink, sleep and other lifestyle habits can affect your performance in the gym (and out).   Your health and fitness are best built on a foundation […]

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Dec 23rd, 2015

Nutrition Matters! Join us for a FREE clinic Saturday Jan 9th @ 11am

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Nutrition Matters! Find out how at our FREE Clinic on Saturday January 9th at 11am at CFO, hosted by members of the coaching staff. We will talk about how your food, drink, sleep and other lifestyle habits can affect your performance in the gym (and out).   Your health and fitness are best built on a foundation […]

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Dec 16th, 2014

Prather Ranch Delivered to your Doorstep!

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    For those of you who have been with us for a bit, you probably remember when we used to get 40-lb boxes of Prather Ranch beef delivered to the gym.  This usually happened two to three times a year.  This was a great opportunity for CFOers to get high-quality, organic, grass-fed beef at […]

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Nov 2nd, 2014

CrossFit Oakland Recipe Collection

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Prowler Sundays are always a big hit On our old blog, we had spot on the blog where we had a permanent link to a soft copy of our CrossFit Oakland Recipe Collection.  This was a big hit with our old-timers, but since there are so many newcomers in the last couple of years, we […]

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Jun 19th, 2013

Meta-Analysis Finding: Processed Carbohydrates, not Fats, Pose Bigger Health Risk

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Leka and Ellie don’t look concerned about their saturated fat intake

A recent meta-analysis done by Ronald Krauss, director of atherosclerosis research at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and his team or researchers found that there was no association between saturated fat and heart disease risk.  For those of you who’ve read Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes, the findings of this meta-analysis will have a familiar ring.  But the fact that this meta-analysis, and a significant one at that, comes from the scientific community, will hopefully bolster the message that Taubes has been trying to get across for the better part of the past decade.

The article’s final paragraph does a great job of summing up the findings of the research:

“If you reduce saturated fat and replace it with high glycemic-index carbohydrates, you may not only not get benefits—you might actually produce harm,” Ludwig argues. The next time you eat a piece of buttered toast, he says, consider that “butter is actually the more healthful component.”

Read the whole article here, which appeared in Scientific American:

Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart

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