Finding the Truth For Yourself
Published September 12, 2014
If asked, I will always tell someone to seek the truth for themselves. What that means is don't take everything you hear as gospel just because it comes from an "expert". If you care enough about something you need to seek out the truth for yourself by investigating many sources, listening to countering views and trying to understand why one "expert" espouses one angle as "fact" while another "expert" will tell you that the "facts" are something totally different...remember there's always at least two sides to every story.
The following link, http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/23/6574928/viewpoints-dont-believe-industry.html is an interesting article about "experts" hired by the soda industry to argue on the point that "a calorie is just a calorie" whether it comes from a pure grain sugar or a leafy vegetable. CrossFit Ex Novo believes in, and encourages it athletes to follow, the diet that CrossFit has promoted from the outset which is a paleo/zone diet. It can be summarized as simply as - "Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat." CrossFit believes that the truth lies in the argument that "a calories is NOT just a calorie" and that ingesting large quantities of refined carbohydrates results in chronically elevated insulin levels (hyperinsulemia) leading to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
But that's just our view of the truth...you be judge. As a starting point, I would recommend a paleo/zone diet for 6-8 weeks and see how your feel and monitor the results and find out for yourself what you believe in.