If you’ve attended any of my nutrition classes, you know my disdain for the food and supplement industries.  It’s sad that our FDA (i,e., our Government who so  many Americans rely on for…  almost everything!) ignores the facts and does little to hamper ridiculous claims from the Food Industry about products.  Two great examples that have become popular lately… Acai Berries and Agave.

Neither are anything but sugar nectars from plants.  They are neither that bad for you in small quantities.  Not unlike blue berries.  But like the blue berry, if they’re eaten in high quantities in a misguided attempt at eating “heatlthy”, they cause the same health problems (from elevated insulin levels) as processed sugars.

Don’t believe marketing hype.

Read and research it…   “Debunking the Blue Agave Myth”

Upcoming Nutrition Classes
– Paleo Nurition and Healthy Eating – Wednesday, February 23 at 6:30pm   $40.00
– Sports Performance Nutrition – Thursday, March 6 at 6:30pm   $40.00


The shirt reads… “Becuase stronger people are more useful and harder to kill!”
Yes, exactly what we’ve been saying for years!  A skinny kid who does CrossFit with lightweight for years is still a skinny kid!

USAW Coach Harvey Newton, Head Coach of the 1984 USA Olympic Weightlifting Team, presented the USAW Level 1 Coaches Course to a mixed group of CrossFit Affiliate owners, CrossFit trainers, CrossFitters, and Weightlifters. Attending and learning from experienced, top tier athlete producing, sport specific coaches is important in becoming a better athlete and instructor. CFW brings these courses and seminars to Wilmington to insure the CrossFit Instructors and athletes in Coastal Carolina have to opportunity to learn from these coaches.

Check out Coach Newton at www.Newton-Sports.com

Hang Power Clean – With 65% of BW, do 1 rep every minute on the minute for 10 minutes
Push Press 10-10-10-10

3 rounds for time…
12 KB Swings (24kg)
20 Sledge Strikes
3 Tire Flips (320lbs)

17 thoughts on “Marketing Myths: Agave is No Better Than HF Corn Syrup

  1. Dawn says:

    Just wanted to drop by and say hello and that I miss everyone.
    Few more weeks til the oly weightlifting competition. I hope to see some of you there, Clair and I are excited!!!!
    Hope everyone has a great day and a fantastic week.
    <3 Dawn

  2. Caleb says:

    Hey everyone…there is a sign up sheet for sectionals on the white board. Anyone who is interested in competing this year write your name down, more details about the event itself and training will be forthcoming.

  3. Joe W says:

    How cool is my chick. Yesterday, Amanda didn’t have a plan of what to do for a workout. So what was her decision on a Wod you ask “FRAN”. Amanda did Fran at 34 and half weeks prego at a time of 9:00 minutes. “Becuase stronger people are more useful and harder to kill!” This has to apply to my women.

  4. TD says:

    Hey guys! WOD looks awesome today. Too bad I didn’t use good form when I was playing with my 3 year old this morning! Blew out my back! I’ll write this WOD down and do it when the back is better!!

  5. Scott S says:

    Just getting over a back injury so weights will be light at the competition – but you gotta show up in life!

  6. Whitney says:

    Amanda, you are such an inspiration. I can’t believe you did a 9 minute Fran 8 months pregnant. I love it! I had a great time with you on Saturday. Hi Dawn, I miss you! 1 week until the discussion group, it’s at 128 South Events on Front Street. Cash bar. starts at 6:30, Tony is my featured speaker. This is a place where people can come talk about eating paleo and using it to help auto immune issues. If you have a friend or family member with AI issues and want to help them, you can’t you can only lead by example. That’s one of the things we’ll be talking about.

  7. Jen S. says:

    Amanda! Stop showin us all up! ha! You are simply amazing! I LOVE to brag about you to people…thanks for being yo badass self!
    Hi Dawn! Miss you guys! Hope everything is going well up there!

  8. sara! says:

    Hey Dawn and Clair!

    I’m so excited for everyone who is competing in Winston; Peter Haas of Crossfit Winston Downtown is totally pumped!

    Amanda, that’s pretty fucking awesome.

    Whitney, I’m looking forward to your talk; I def want to share some information with my folks.

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