Wednesday 110615

For time:

10 Thrusters, 135#/95#
50 Double unders

8 Thrusters, 135#/95#
40 Double unders

…….

2 Thrusters, 135#/95#
10 Double unders

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Coach Zac taking his turn at the OHS's.

The Sliding Scale

We get the question "What about _______?" all the time.  You can fill in any random food name in the blank and I guarantee we've been asked the question.  Whether its coffee, green tea, beef jerky, agave nectar, diet soda, or carrots – we've always answered this question with a question: well, how's your diet aside from ________?

You see, too often people are worried about the silly details before they address the big picture items that affect their diet waaaay more than ________.  For instance, did you have breakfast today?  How many meals did you have yesterday?  Did you eat all three macronutrients at each meal?  Shit… do you know what a macronutrient is?!?  The simple things are what make or break your diet.

Of course, we give in and answer the question "What about ________?".  Usually we'll preface any answer we offer with "What about _________?"  Afterwards, we describe the concept of the sliding scale.  I'll use the example of diet soda.  When we're asked if drinking diet soda is a good idea, we'll offer the idea that on a sliding scale of a perfect diet to a lousy diet, a diet soda might fit somewhere near the middle-to-bottom (closer to lousy).  But, if the individual currently drinks 4 liters of Mountain Dew (not diet) a day, we would say that on the sliding scale… it's a step in the right direction.  

Now, if a finely tuned paleo/zoner asked the same question, we'd mention that on the sliding scale this would be a lot worse than drinking water, black coffee, tea, or flavored water (lime in a glass). Catch my drift?  Will a diet soda give a paleo/zoner diabetes and land him/her in a nursing home?  Probably not… but, it's a place to improve the diet, health and performance.

So start with and refine the basics, from there we can work on the what about_______?'s 

Comments

  1. Cherie :

    Yes, but what about stevia?

  2. robyn :

    All sugar substitutes are bad. Sugar is what gets the insulin dump truck moving. A nutrition lecture I once listened too said any sugar or sugar substitute it bad.
    Isn’t Stevie like agave, both made from plants but still will cause the same hormone response! ? Insulin dump! 🙁
    I could go on but I think it ultimately will come down to individual choice regardless what people say.

  3. Truvia. Out of my cold. dead. hands.
    They’ll never take me alive. I’ll come out swingin’. Either that or I’ll run semi-fast.

  4. Cherie :

    WHO typed a stevia comment in my name?

  5. Dan Watson :

    Not me, but I actually thought it was you being pretty funny…Maaaatt?

  6. bill :

    I put almond butter in my oatmeal this morning instead of peanut butter, it was delicious.

  7. Leslie :

    What about wine?

  8. Erin :

    I thought it was funny too, Cherie! 🙂
    Seriously, something clicked (finally) at the nutrition lecture when you guys said that the minute anything sweet touches your tongue, real sugar or not, your insulin dump starts. I quit drinking my beloved diet soda and no longer spend my days trying to eat myself out of being dizzy and shaky. It’s like magic!
    Full disclosure- I still sometimes make things with a little bit of agave. Baby steps???

  9. Watson :

    I’m with Erin. That exact statement has stuck with me too. Out of curiosity, do you think chewing gum like Stride creates a signicant insulin response sInce it has phenylalanine?

  10. bill :

    To me an orange or grapes taste sweeter than a diet soda, so what about that?

  11. Flip :

    4:49 95#(should have gone heavier)

  12. Luke :

    As rx’d, 6:08.

  13. Matt :

    3:08. Getting in the habit of recording scores again.

  14. Seriously, something clicked (finally) at the nutrition lecture when you guys said that the minute anything sweet touches your tongue, real sugar or not, your insulin dump starts. I quit drinking my beloved diet soda and no longer spend my days trying to eat myself out of being dizzy and

  15. Phil :

    Does this mean we should follow Charles Barkley’s diet advice – Whenever you realize that something you’re eating tastes good, spit it out immediately… Ha!

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