Every week someone comes to us asking for diet advice.
“Should I go Paleo?”
“What diet should I go on?”
“Tell me about the Zone diet?
“What should I eat to lose weight?”
There are many ideas about this subject, and we recommend The Zone Diet as a starting point, but there is not a one size fits all solution. Diet is personal and individual. What works for one person may not work for the next. There are some key points that all healthy diets contain.
Our blanket diet advice is: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Our individual nutrition coaching program and small group nutrition programs are designed to help you achieve success by balancing your meals.
We have a variety of options available. Options include in-home sessions, individualized meal plans, group challenges and classes, ranging from $60-$160 per 6 week plan. All plans involve a combination of sessions with your coach, food journals, meal plans, progress pictures, body fat testing and even rewards for following your plan with your nutrition coach! Get in touch with one of our nutrition coaches today!
We base our nutrition program off of proven results. Primarily built around The Zone Diet, we have helped many of our clients get great results losing weight, lowering cholesterol, improving athletic performance, feeling better and looking great!
Nutrition Coaching Success Stories
December of 2014 I was diagnosed with Bulimia. I had extremely unhealthy eating habits, and I was still trying to maintain going to CrossFit 5-6 days a week. My body was deteriorating, and it became a struggle to even walk to class each day. At the time, and up until recently, my primary focus has been losing weight. Seeing bones and dropping numbers was how I measured that. At my lowest, I could not get through a workout without feeling like I was going to pass out. I was at both my skinniest and unhealthiest.
Flash forward to now, at my healthiest and the strongest I’ve ever been. Upon entering the nutrition program my main goals were establishing a healthier relationship and mindset around food, and eating for performance, rather than being restrictive and obsessive. This program has provided the accountability I needed to take better care of my body. I have improved significantly in the gym over the last month and unexpectedly, this program has significantly improved my body image. The word “fat” has slowly begun to dissipate from my vocabulary.
The nutrition program at Goliath has been just another step in the right direction for me to getting more comfortable in my own skin and learning how to properly fuel my body. It’s taken a long time to reverse the damage I did to my body and every day is still a challenge mentally to remind myself why I’m doing this, and why I’m striving for a healthier life. But I’m doing it, I’m taking care of my body, and I’m in the best damn shape I’ve ever been in.
On the left you’ll find a girl who’s world was centered on weight loss, and doing whatever it took to get there. Despite the smile, I was sick, weak, my nails were purple, and my hair started falling out. I’ve gained about 25 pounds since the pictures on the left. If nothing else, this can be a reminder to some girls suffering from this that becoming “healthy” does not always equate to weight loss, that a number cannot define your worth…and that it’s way more fun being strong as hell. Thank you to my friends, family and coaches who never hesitate to put me in my place when I start to get down on myself and for being so inspiring and motivating, and reminding me that this is a marathon, not a sprint.
I got my cholesterol measured last week. My cholesterol has been at dangerous levels ever since I had my daughter 2 years ago. My total cholesterol was 399 just over six months ago, near double what is considered safe. In the past, I had tried low fat diets to lower it, but it didn’t drop, so the doctors just chalked it up to me having bad genetics and recommended drugs to lower it (which I did not take :P).
Well, at my most recent visit, my cholesterol has dropped near 150 total points. 150!!!!!!!!!! Thank you to my CrossFit Goliath nutrition coaches for going with me on this journey. Couldn’t ask for a better support system to do it with.
Old Guy, Bad Back
I’ve made some pretty significant changes in my exercise and nutrition habits over the last few weeks. After having back surgery in November of last year I decided that I was tired of not being everything I could be and set out to make some changes. I started going to a local “gym” and getting in some cardio and some easy workouts. No real progress was being made in those efforts though.
One day my friend motivated me to start this entire CrossFit process. She pointed me towards CrossFit Goliath and assured me that the staff and members were great and that I would love it. I have to admit that even though my fitness level was probably at an all-time low, I found myself enjoying the challenge of every visit and could see noticeable changes almost immediately.
During the 5 week Better Body Battle I’ve learned how to “Eat to Live” and not “Live to Eat” and how to do that without giving up enjoyable meals. The folks over at CrossFit Goliath and their Nutrition Plan have helped me make some amazing changes to my waistline and my fitness level .The results have been astounding and I’m truly a new man. THANKS!!!
It is amazing!!! So these are the bizarre things I’ve noticed, which I did not in any way anticipate or expect.
1) I have been a severe and chronic nail-bitter all my life. My nails were gross. Super gross. Disgusting. They frequently bled they were bitten so far back. As a child, my parents did everything to get me to quit–put nasty oils, caustic toppings, whatever, on the nails, and it didn’t work. Fake nails, I bit them off. I bit them without knowing I was biting them. I couldn’t stop. Anyway, it was eventually concluded that that’s who I was and what I did and how it would be. I think at some point I was even diagnosed with “oral fixation.” About 3 days after I stopped eating sugar, I noticed my fingertips itching. I looked at my nails and they were growing!!! I stopped biting them without even knowing!!! Weirdest and most awesome freakin’ thing. Scary, too, when you think about it. What other things have been effed up that I don’t even know about that can be attributed to diet. Yikes!!!!
2) Insomnia is gone. There hasn’t been a night I haven’t sleep through the night in three weeks. Can’t begin to tell you how freaking awesome that is.
3) Oh, I’ve been carded every time I’ve bought alcohol in the past two weeks–which is regularly since I still get beer for my old man. I used to get carded, maybe 1/2 the time. That’s pretty awesome, right?
4) Recovery time–this was somewhat expected, or hoped for anyway. I feel like I’m in high school again. It used to take me two or three solid days to recover from a brutal workout. And I’d be worthless for those days. Now I may be sore the next day, but I’m good to go.
5) PMS, I suffered from severe PMS, physically and emotionally. Enough to make me consider seeking medical advice, which for me takes quite a bit. This past week, the week before my period, I haven’t cramped, haven’t bloated, and haven’t had crazy mood swings. This is almost as amazing and awesome as the nail thing.
Anyway, it’s only been three weeks but as I said, I’m blown away at the changes. I really don’t feel deprived with all the positive. I mean, holy shit, I have fingernails! I get to sleep at night!