Most serious CrossFitters adhere to either the Paleo Diet, the Zone Diet, or some blend of the two. After becoming competitive in the sport of CrossFit, I realized that just clean-eating wasn't cutting it. Eating strict-Paleo seemed to make me more fluffy than fit. Broccoli wasn't providing me the fuel I needed to get through a tough training session or a long day of work. So, to optimize my performance as an athlete, I needed to take my nutrition to the next level, and the Zone Diet provided just that.
The American Diet today is made up of processed garbage and fast food - it sits there, seductively wrapped in pretty plastic and brightly colored papers, with words printed on them like, "low-fat" and "low-carb" or "all-natural", it's no wonder we just reach for the Oreo's; because who know's what to eat these days? But the Zone Diet isn’t about eating only "low-carb" or "high-protein" or anything like that.
It’s a diet balanced in: