BIG Nutrition: Get back on track!


BIG Nutrition: Get back on track!

We are in week 4 of a 10 week effort to build a few small nutrition habits and drop some bad ones.

Previous weeks’ topics were:

This week the idea is to mostly (90%) nourish your body well. Rough days happen. Obstacles occur. But that is not reason to stop fueling your body. Your body has earned and deserves delicious and healthful food, and I know that you want to do well in upcoming WODs, the running challenge, or that special event coming. So, if your best eating plans go out the window…

  • Get back on track right away! The next meal is as good place to start.
  • Hold yourself accountable. Track your intake. It might just show you that you are doing better than you think!
  • Because stress and lack of sleep can make good food choices difficult, keep a snack available (e.g., banana, apple, nuts) so if a meal is delayed, you are able to bridge the time until a meal is available.
  • Visualize what you want to achieve AND the process of how you will get there.

Never giving up is a central theme of CrossFit, and your daily eating is included too!

Happy and healthful eating,

Donna G. Pertel, MEd, RD, LDN

If you have an idea for a nutrition habit that you recommend building, email me, at

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