The Zone Diet has been around awhile, but it’s seen renewed interest with the growth of CrossFit. Greg Glassman, CrossFit’s founder, has brought renewed focus on a diet that’s said to be part Paleo and part empirical science. The Zone Diet combines the high-quality food sources prescribed by Paleo, and adds an element of controlling your macros and total consumption. Arguably, its one of the top diets for CrossFit athletes.
The Zone Diet breaks food into 5 major groups:
3. Low-Fat Protein
4. Monounsaturated Fats
5. Grains & Starches
Check out the list below for a comprehensive overview of the best foods.
There’s a lot of noise out there on diets. It’s easy to get lost in it! We’ll highlight the basics of some of the top diets CrossFit athletes follow.
CrossFit is known for cutting through all the nutritional and exercise “BS” and embracing what actually works. If you’re unfamiliar with the corrupt influences in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; CrossFit’s founder Greg Glassman has been waging a campaign to pull back the curtain. Large food companies have unfortunately misled the American public on the healthiness of sugar products and the effectiveness of the traditional Food Pyramid. Luckily for us, more and more health and nutrition pioneers are paving the way for healthy diets. Athletes tend to follow what works best.
With more free knowledge at our disposal, CrossFit athletes and coaches have identified and followed top diets that fuel performance, health, and are genuinely enjoyable. While many diets can definitely be a fad, we’ll cover the most common diets that CrossFit athletes routinely follow.