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5 Basic Principles to Optimise Your Nutrition for CrossFit

Whatever your goals - fat loss, improved health, better performance - make sure you are following these important principles.


Finding what works for you is so important. One man’s meat is another man’s poison. This takes a little bit of awareness. Do you have those days when you feel superhuman?! Write down what you ate in the meals leading up to this.

Additionally note down what foods you ate when you feel like death and everything feels like 200kg.

Don’t follow someone else plan, evolve your own.

Nutrition:Trust in the process
Nutrition: Trust in the process (Nero RX’d Photography)


Deciding what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, pre workout, post workout etc. can become overwhelming. The sheer number of decisions we have to make regarding food is staggering. Employing some simple strategies to minimise the stress of making these type of decisions can help you focus on other areas like training, work and your social life.

  • Meal prep – you don’t have to prep every meal for a whole week but maybe just cook extra from dinner or roast some meat and veg a couple of times.
  • Get some go-to meals in your locker – this could be a good smoothie recipe, a quick tasty superfood salad lunch or a spicy stir fry. Having these quick go to meals allows you to stay on point with your CrossFit nutrition regardless of the situation.

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