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CrossFit Nutrition Starter Guide
NutritionQuest is a leader in the field of diet and physical activity assessment. We are the official source of the Block Food Frequency Questionnaire and other dietary and physical activity questionnaires developed under the guidance of Dr. Block Assessment Tools are designed and tested for usability, and have a long history of validation in a variety of demographic subpopulations.
Our questionnaires have been used in hundreds of research studies. All Block Questionnaires and Screeners for assessment of diet and physical activity are available for administration in two different formats:. Purchase questionnaires and screeners in paper format. Administer them to your study subjects and return completed forms to NutritionQuest for processing. We'll scan them, calculate nutrient or physical activity estimates, and return the data to you in an electronic file suitable for statistical analysis.
Individual reports for study subjects are also available. All Block assessment tools are also available in an electronic format delivered via Data-on-Demand , which provides an online structure for integrated data collection, nutrient and physical activity analysis, and data management. The electronic questionnaires may be completed online for computer-assisted self-interviewing CASI , and either online or offline for computer-assisted personal interviewing CAPI.
For more information about common dietary assessment methods, go to Assessment Methods. For additional information about the development and validation of Block questionnaires and screeners, go to Validation.
To access charts showing means and percentile distribution of energy kcal intake for adults in the U. For samples of scannable paper-and-pencil questionnaires or to arrange a free online demonstration of the Data-on-Demand System using a Block questionnaire or screener Contact Us.
Eat 5 times per day. Don't let more than 5 hours pass without eating. Target calorie intake should be for meals and for snacks. Drink 8 glasses of water each day.
What is a block? A block is a unit of measure used to simplify the process of making balanced meals. The meal plan file below is a great starter guide to learn about blocks: View your respective meal plans to get an idea of how meals are constructed. Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems.
High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.
The problem with high-glycemic carbohydrates is that they give an inordinate insulin response. Insulin is an essential hormone for life, yet acute, chronic elevation of insulin leads to hyperinsulinism, which has been positively linked to obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mood dysfunction and a Pandora's box of disease and disability. Research "hyperinsulinism" on the Internet. There's a gold mine of information pertinent to your health available there. The CrossFit prescription is a low-glycemic diet and consequently severely blunts the insulin response.