Nutrition Nexus Classes Postponed
The nutrition classes scheduled at the Reserve in Mayfaire have been postponed.  The new dates will be announced soon.  All apologies for the inconvenience.

Diet First
No Supplement Will Fix Your Lacking Diet

CrossFit Wilmington has a “back to the basics” mindset on both training and diet.  The program works.  The funny thing is, at the beginning of CrossFit Wilmington, I barely mentioned diet.  I didn’t think anyone cared to hear about the paleo or zone diets.  All I thought CFW was going to do was train CrossFit and Oly lifting.  But in May of 2008 I held my first nutrition class.  Over 35 people showed up at 7pm to listen about the foundations of paleo feeding.  The last question was answered and we all went home at almost 1 am.  I was amazed at how many people wanted the information.

At that point I’d been eating paleo (as strictly as I could while deployed) for about six years.  I’d never had anyone I’d told about the paleo diet take it seriously before that night.  Since then the success stories we’ve had with clients eating paleo and training at CFW have been astounding and the interest in eating healthy has not diminished one bit.  CFW’s nutrition classes always have big numbers in attendance.  Our nutrition and BioSig consultation services are in high demand.  For good reason, many of our members want more than just “eat meat, nuts, dark green veggies, berries, little starch and no processed sugars”.

I am most proud of CFW, and now WSC,  when a member tells me we “changed their life” or even “saved their life”.  Each of those members will all say they started their return to a healthy life with diet and nutrition they learned about from CFW.  In the past six months, the info about sleep I have posted has drastically affected more than twenty (those are the ones I know of) of our clients’ and friends’ sleep… for the better.  I have had some come off the powerful sleep aids they were addicted to and switch to the natural alternatives they read about I posted on the website.

In the last year I have put out a lot more info about addressing nutrient deficiencies via dietary supplementation.  Anyone who attended one of my first nutrition classes back in May of 2008 knows I’ve really not changed anything.  You can look back and find I’ve always urged our members to take fish oil, zinc, magnesium, vitamin D3, BCAAs, and glutamine.  I still do.   I have added HCL to that list of recommended supplements, otherwise, I have not changed anything.

If you have not noticed, I enjoy writing about things that I know will improve your health, performance and ultimately your life.  I study nutrition, and therefore supplements.  In most cases, like improving sleep, I learned the hard way…  by fixing my own issues.  If I can pass on any of my knowledge to you and help you, I will.  I appreciate each of you who read our posts.  I really appreciate those of you who read it and then ask questions about in hopes of further educating yourselves.

So even though I decided to offer supplements at CFW, do not ever forget, there is not one bottle of any supplement from any company that will replace a complete diet.

A paleo diet high in protein, low in processed carbs, with as close to zero sugar as possible is the best only way to get healthy and stay that way.
We are sorry about having to delay the Nutrition Nexus Classes.  They will rescheduled as soon as possible.

Thanks all,

Professional instruction... the CrossFit Wilmington difference. Taylor ensures Walt maintains proper technique on the deadlift during Intro 1. Welcome aboard Walt!

Bent Over Barbell Row  6-8 x 5

AMRAP in 20 minutes of…
10 Air Squats

8 thoughts on “Diet First.

  1. Albert Steed says:

    I am def one of your “changed my life” and hell maybe “saved my life” stories. I appreciate very much the information that is posted and the mentality that is maintained by the members and staff of CFW. I can’t believe the woeful ignorance I had before on proper nutrition and healthier living but, they say ignorance is bliss and that it was. So thanks for the posts, the knowledge, and the time you and the rest of the staff spends in researching, sharing and leading by example. It is greatly appreciated by me and the scores of people that i have helped push towards healthier lifestyles.

    One thing I saw on Whtney’s feed today was this link and I wanted to make sure you saw it since NC apparently is starting to censor people that don’t pay up to be registered nutritionist and to preach the conventional wisdom that has done so well for the american population of the last 30-40 years.

  2. Tanner says:

    I read that yesterday Albert. It seems that the author of the site rubbed someone the wrong way so they decided to have it out for him. It’s ridiculous that he is being censored for giving advice. Last I checked, that’s protected under the constitution.

  3. Whitney says:

    Taylor, looking good from all those ‘wedding prep’ work outs. You’re a great instructor! You taught me everything and got me into Xfit. If you ever want to lift more than you thought you could, work out with Taylor.

  4. Meagan says:

    Welcome Walt. We are glad to have you join the CFW family. Taylor is a SUPER instructor. She has helped coach me for years. She is one badass lady. Tim is a lucky guy 🙂

  5. taylor says:

    Thanks guys 🙂 Good job last night Walt and Holy, you guys did great, it was a lot of fun! It’s been so crazy watching Whitney and Meagan ( and lots of other people) start and progress through Crossfit…lifting WAY more weight than they think they can. Those are just two of the MANY seriously strong ladies we have here!

  6. Jen S. says:

    Thanks Tony for all of the incredible information day in and day out. I love how you make this information so easy to get and easy to understand. Your generosity with all of your hard work and study is so greatly appreciated! 🙂

  7. Eric says:

    Gloria, thank you for actually posting something to do with the WOD

    BB Row: 225# all sets
    Circuit: 9 rounds

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