FallOut CrossFit – School of Elite Fitness Tri-cities, WA

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Fat is NOT the Enemy

I know what you’ve been told, but they don’t have all the facts, or they are bending the truth. A study in the most recent Scientific American Magazine “Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart” Those “healthy” grains that they have had at the base of the food pyramid all these years is not the best option and the new pyramid makes the old one look good it’s so confusing. Want some proof? Thanks to Gail and her attention to detail she has cataloged her own cholesterol scores while on the Kadlec Heart Healthy (CHIP) diet and the Paleo diet. Exact data to come, but the overall trend suggests, that while on the CHIP diet her cholesterol continued to rise over the year. She was put on a cholesterol lowering statin which brought her levels down, but not enough, so more medicine (double the dose) was the best option now that “diet” doesn’t work, again levels lowered. Now in November of ’09 she starts on the Paleo diet (full blown paleo by December), “meat, veggies, nuts, seeds, little starch, no sugar…” while on the same dose of the statin, her LDL dropped another 20 points, HDL rose, triglycerides dropped too! She also eats eggs, the cholesterol king! Want more information on the topic. This is a long read in the NY Times by author Gary Taubes of “Good Calories Bad Calories” titled “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?” talks about how the low fat fad became established dogma. Thought?

WOD: 3 rounds

  • 75¬†double unders
  • 21 Kettlebell swings
  • 12 pull ups
    • Level III 53/35
    • Level II 35/20 (3 times single unders & bands)
    • Level I <20/12.5 (2 times single unders & bands)

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