…we promise, this won’t hurt.
We’re heading out to CrossFit Stamford (in Stamford, CT) on January 23rd for a Whole9 Nutrition Workshop, and to help them kick off their first 30 day nutrition challenge. And, it appears, they’re a little nervous about our visit. From their blog:
Take a Deep Breath Future Paleo Participants
Friday, January 8, 2010 at 6:40PM
Melissa Urban & Dallas Hartwig are coming to town in a few weeks to get us started on a Paleo Challenge and many of us are already freaking out. We’re focusing on all the things we WON’T be able to eat and the Zoners are worried about giving up our precious cheat meals. We’re intrigued but hesitant (read: Andy will have to pry the Greek yogurt out of my 5:30am fiending hands).
…Realize that our new friends are not coming to take away our pizza, wine, etc. they are coming to teach us how to incorporate those things into a “kick a** even harder than we do now” CrossFit lifestyle.
Oh boy. Maybe our “tough love” reputation is preceding us, because Stamford sure sounds like they’re already gearing up for a FAGE-fight. So we’re here to say… relax, CrossFit Stamford. Sit back, take a deep breath (and stop waving that spoon in such a menacing manner.) Kristie and Andy are right – we’re not coming to scare you, shame you or convert you into our Coconutty Cult. We’re coming to educate you, excite you, enable you to make the best nutritional choices for you, personally… from a smart, balanced and well-informed perspective.
When we’re done, you’ll understand how certain food groups muck you up from the inside out, even if you don’t immediately notice their effects. You’ll know how to make your food work for you by speeding up the healing process – and how poor food choices contribute to keeping you sick, weak and injured. You’ll know what you should be eating to look, feel and perform your best – and why you really don’t need to weigh, measure or track your intake to be good CrossFitters. And you’ll be well poised to handle those difficult social, family and business situations, staying on track with your nutrition in an easy, stress-free manner.
Most importantly, we’re going to show you how to break any unhealthy patterns you may have developed with food and eating. You can change the way you think about food, change your tastes, change your habits and your cravings. You can change the emotional relationship you have with food, and with your body. You can change the way you eat for the rest of your life, in healthy, balanced, satisfying and sustainable manner. Yeah, you totally can. We’ll show you how.
And finally, we’ll show you the best way to incorporate “cheats” like Greek yogurt into your diet, so you can enjoy the foods you really want without compromising your overall health and fitness goals. (Hint: you’re gonna have to go without for a while first. We’d say sorry, but we wouldn’t mean it, because it’s for your own good.)
So there you have it, Stamford. Just a couple of nice, like-able people, coming to chat with you about nutrition in a casual, fun and interactive environment. Doesn’t sound so bad, now, does it? So bring an open mind, a notebook and all the questions you can come up with. We’re ready for you. (Even you, Kristie.)
Interesting in booking a tough-love Whole9 Nutrition Workshop of your own? Whether you’re a CrossFit gym, a yoga studio or just a group of friends interested in changing your life… email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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