What’s the perfect combination of exercise plus diet? For some, it’s CrossFit plus a Paleo diet. It’s a combination that helped:
- Tim McGraw lose 40 pounds
- Scarlett Johansson get ready for the Avengers
- Eva La Rue stay fit and fabulous
I interviewed CrossFit guru Russell Berger for an exclusive originally published in the Examiner. He talked with me about the recommendations of Greg Glassman, who originally founded CrossFit.
Greg keeps his low carb diet recommendations simple: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.”
Russell noted that this Paleo-style diet is “a simple way to eat whole foods, avoid added sugars, improve the macronutrient ratio in the diet, and avoid over-eating. While there are usually some differences between Paleo diets and our approach, the Paleo diet is still consistent with our recommendations and most people see this similarity.”
For those who think that CrossFit is dangerous, Russell told me that Greg Glassman believes that the exercise can be modified for all ages and needs. “While CrossFit workouts are designed to challenge the best athletes in the world, they can, and should be modified and scaled to benefit everyone from children to seniors,” he said.
Or as Greg phrases it: “The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind.” We all need fitness, and a certain level of expertise in working out is not required to begin.