–by Gary McLeod I am addicted to crack. That first hit of numbing confidence in my throat was wonderful. The second one too. I did it more and more, wanting more and more. I built a tolerance, a resistance. Months and years went by. The Hollywood level rocks I was eventually doing every day all…

By: Daniel Billinkoff I’ve been planning to write this article for a while, but finally got an accidental kick in the butt from my sister Mira last night. We’re getting into the thick of the Spring Leaning Challenge – where you’re basically planning meals, cooking food or doing dishes 24/7 – and I texted her…

– by Tania Tétrault Vrga, originally published here in the Winnipeg Free Press. So many New Year’s resolutions relate to health and fitness.  Losing weight, quitting smoking and getting fit are some of the most popular resolutions year after year.  So if these resolutions were in any way successful, why is it that they keep…

Wildfire Farms have planned a delivery for Monday August 26 between 5:30-6pm. Click HERE to order online or simply email your order to info@wildfirefarms.ca . About Wildfire Farms & Grass Fed Beef… WildFire has 100% natural grass fed and finished beef. Grass fed beef is higher in: – Bata Carotene – Omega-3 – CLA (Conjugated…

I’ve had lots of nutrition questions lately so I thought I would post some a short primer on what to eat and why.  We are thinking of doing a spring lean out challenge. Any takers? What should I eat? 1. Eat mostly meat, fish, lots of vegetables and healthy fats, and some fruit. 2. Eat…

– by Tania Tétrault Vrga I always have such a great time speaking to our members about nutrition when we do our occasional nutrition seminars.  Helping people get healthier is something that I’m very passionate about and it has been great to be able to reach so many of you at once.  We do these…

– by Tania Tétrault Vrga  This article was originally published in the Canwest community newspaper, which is why I had to restrain myself and stay under 500 words. TED started in 1984 as a conference to bring people together to discuss “Ideas Worth Spreading”.  Since then it has evolved to include hundreds of short talks, now…

Join us for this free nutrition clinic taught by Tania, as we go over basic nutrition and how to choose quality foods.  This session we’ll zone in on fat loss and look at some of the myths and misconceptions that surround fat loss.  There will also be an opportunity for a short Q&A session. Free…

Community is one of the things that makes CrossFit Winnipeg so special and we want you to be able to discuss training and nutrition with your coaches and fellow athletes. To this end, we’ve been working on a discussion forum on the website. So far, we’ve set up topics for nutrition, training, community events and…

This is your chance to learn more about the Paleo diet, how to transition into the Paleo lifestyle, how to chose good quality foods and pre and post workout nutrition and info on supplements. There will be a Q and A to follow so bring those questions! It will be similar to the last one…

This is your chance to learn more about the Paleo diet, how to transition into the Paleo lifestyle, how to chose good quality foods and pre and post workout nutrition. There will be a Q and A to follow so bring those questions! Please bring your friends and family to this event on Monday May…

Just wanted to give you a heads-up about this upcoming online event, the Paleo Summit , hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness. The Paleo Summit features 23 Paleo researchers, doctors, nutritionists and movement specialists, all talking about a different aspect of a Paleo/Primal lifestyle. Beginning on Sunday, February 26th you will have an all-access…

Our friends over at Wildfire Farms have planned  delivery for Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 in the evening between 5:30PM and 7:30PM. Cory and Meaghan have some great deals on grass fed beef and pastured chickens on their online store.  You can buy individual cuts, whole beef or pre-packaged boxes. Click HERE to order online or…

On Monday, December 12 at 6:30PM CrossFit Winnipeg is offering a free nutrition seminar to get you ready for the Holidays and for FrostFit.  We’ll be reviewing nutrition basics and giving you tips and tricks for eating well during the holidays, without alienating friends and family.  Members and non members may attend this free seminar….

Warning: What follows is part rant, part wake-up call, but written with love and the best of intentions.   I originally wrote this a while back and held back, deciding that Thanksgiving weekend might not be the best time to post it.  Stangely enough, I had 3 more people announcing that they were “doing the Whole…

First, congratulations to everyone who took on the challenge.  I’m very proud of you.  The results were astounding for many of you and our hope is that you can extend the challenge beyond 30 days now that you see how powerful nutrition can be for your well-being and performance. After months of measuring and remeasuring,…

We all need a little support sometimes to keep on track with nutrition.  This informal meeting is open to all members and guests, and  will be an opportunity to share ideas, recipes, experiences, tips and tricks in a supportive environment.  A coach will be present to facilitate the discussion and answer questions.  The session will…

Whole 30 Real Food Challenge It seems we have a lot of interest in doing a nutrition challenge.  So here’s the plan. You can follow the whole30 plan, which is essentially 30 days of strict paleo, the same plan we recommend in our On Ramp and our Real Food Challenge.  We’ll call it the Whole…

First, congratulations to all participants.  You have set a great example for all of us.  If the winners give us the Ok, we’ll be posting their pics on the site in the next few days… And the winners are… 1st Place: Mandy I really can’t imagine where I would be ‘diet’ wise today if I…

I’d like to congratulate all the participants for a great job during this challenge.  The results have been truly amazing.    I’ve reviewed the photos and with the help of the coaching staff, who have given me their top pics based on performance and body composition changes, I’ve chosen the top 3 men and top 3…

We’ve received all the final entries and we’re tallying up the results.  We’ll pick the top 3 males and top 3 females over the next week or so and then we’ll ask all the participants to vote for the final winner.  Stay tuned for more info.

Workout of the Day For loads: A. Back Squat @ 30X0; 3,3,2,2,1,1; rest 240 sec B. Power Clean @ 12X1; 2,2,2,2,2; rest 180 sec Sectionals Athletes rest day tomorrow. Reminder: Please send your Real Food Challenge AFTER pics and essay by Friday.  I’ve only received 3 entries so if you want to be in the…

Last day of the challenge.  I was talking to one our Winnipeg’s Biggest Loser contestants and she said that she understood why this way of eating is good for losing weight, etc, but she wondered how this could be maintained in real everyday life situations.  I got the impression that this was a really difficult…

The challenge officially ends Sunday, but it’s been a huge success and I’d like to keep posting nutrition related information on a regular basis.  We’re also looking at setting up a forum or separate blog just for this.  So, tomorrow will be our last post and you have until Friday to send in your AFTER…

Here’s a quote from Charles Poliquin from the Biosignature certification I did recently: 80% of diseases known to man can be healed by treating the pancreas and adrenal glands. Now that’s a juicy little nugget to think about.  Please post thoughts to comments…

Here are some shopping strategies from My Paleo Kitchen. Please start thinking about what you’ve accomplished over the past 8 weeks so that you can put it into words for your final photo/testimonial submission. Post shopping strategies and snacks to comments.

The challenge ends on Sunday, March 14th.  After that, you have a few more days to send in your AFTER pics along with your mini-essay. McClean’s does an article on the paleo lifestyle, and it even mentions CrossFit. Please post snacks to comments.

For everyone searching for Paleo versions of food or just some new recipes in general, attached is a compilation from various websites. recipes

A few of you have mentioned Larabars.   Obviously unpackaged real food is best, but for those times when you need something ready to go, here are a few options.  NOTE:  This is still the REAL FOOD CHALLENGE and this post is not license to replace real food with packaged food, but since you brought it…

Just one more week! Check out these instructions for a $10 jerky maker…  I can’t say I’ve tried it but it looks kind of cool. Post snacks to comments.

We’ve got about a week left in our challenge and we’re seeing amazing results.  Some of you have made stunning changes in your appearance, others have totally ramped up their performance.  Let’s start thinking about snacks.  I’ve noticed that some people can easily choose healthy snacks while others see this as a real sticking point. …

I’m just going to throw it out there, I’m a little disappointed. Where is everyone?? Why are fewer and fewer people posting and where does everyone go on the weekends? Most of us have routines that we adhere to Mon-Fri which makes it easier to make healthy food choices but once the weekend hits… Here…

Sugar Sugar Sugar, why is it that sugar is the one thing we always turn to for ‘comfort food’? Scott Kustes from the Fitness Spotlight provides with some insight on what exactly is happening when we consume sugar. Real Sugar Vs. Artificial Sweeteners: Which Is Better?

Throughout our lives we have been taught low fat, whole grains and count those calories. Yet, if this was the way to eat why is our health care system so taxed? Why is obesity an epidemic? Why is diabetes on the rise? Scott Kustes from the Fitness Spotlight: Real Foods Take On Fake Foods: Butter,…

Here’s a few great words of advice from Robb Wolf. Food should make you healthy: Robb Wolf in review

Paleo/Clean Food Success Stories We have already discussed changes you have seen in yourself but most of those were aesthetics, how about health changes? Asthma, blood markers, arthritis, etc. Post dinner and success to comments.

In defense of Paleo, even for endurance athletes. Post thoughts and dinner to comments.

When eating real food we can find ourselves ‘critiquing’ other peoples food choices. I know myself I am guilty of always looking at what other people are buying when at the grocery store, and I always feel proud of my choices. On the other side, something I struggle with is trying to help the people…

Sorry guys but this post is all for the ladies. Ladies, one of the things you may notice while changing to a paleo/real food diet is a change in your menstrual cycle. It may be lighter, longer, irregular, a plethora of changes. I do not know the science behind it but I know it has…

I hope seeing these images make you feel just as sick as they made me feel. Pizza in a vending machine? You have got to be kidding me! And people wonder why they feel so horrible all the time. Remember everyone, NOTHING tastes as good as this feel. America wonders why they are dying sooner

Water and Dehydration We have been focusing so hard on the solids, but what about the liquids? The body is made up of 60-70% water, are you drinking enough? Water and Dehydration

Cravings? Many times when switching over from a traditional American diet you may find yourself craving the “normal” foods you once consumed. Now that you have been eating clean for 36 days, those cravings should have subsided. If they have not, you may find the link below interesting and worth trying. Now it does say…

Eat, Rejoice, Repeat http://www.marksdailyapple.com/eat-rejoice-repeat/#more-10850 Please post thoughts and dinner to comments.

Special Occasion Recipes from Grain Free Foodies Please post dinner to comments, along with your favourite special occasion recipe…

8 Excuses for not eating Real Food from Kelly the Kitchen Top Please post dinner to comments…  What’s your excuse?

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