CrossFit workouts are strenuous and fast-paced. To do your best, you need to be properly fueled. In fact, nutrition is viewed as the foundation of CrossFit training and is critical to maximizing your performance.

As a general guide, the CrossFit website recommends that athletes “eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar” and “keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.”

If you would like more information about nutritional guidelines, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on