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Eat Something Different

So keeping track of many of your blogs, I’m seeing some recurring issues. We discussed upping the fat intake recently, but another thing you can do to not only keep yourself on track, but also brighten your day is eat something different.

A lot of folks find 10-12 basic foodstuffs and just stick with it. This endless combination of the same thing doesn’t work well with our hunter gatherer past. We are biologically designed to ingest a variety of meats, seeds, fruits and veggies based on the season.

There’s a couple of quick and easy ways to improve the variety in your meals:

1) Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Group. Find a local farm on and just sign up for one of their weekly boxes. You’ll get a fresh dose of seasonal fruits and veggies every week. This forces you to eat seasonally and also encourages you to learn new recipes. I know Siddharth and Drea do this, anybody else out there have some recommendations?

2) Shop at a farmers market. There are several farmer’s markets in the DC/NoVa area. I’m a big fan of the DuPont farmers market, but that’s mainly because I can usually find time on Sundays when it’s held, and because it’s got a lot of variety. Here’s a listing of DC Farmers Markets, the Clarendon Farmers Market, and the Courthouse Farmers Market.

3) Just buy something different. Go to your grocery store and just don’t grab the usual suspects.

4) Get some ideas. Plenty of great blogs out there to help you out:

CFSCC Eat This Blog
My Paleo Kitchen
Eat. Move. Thrive.
Performance Menu
CF Coronado Nutrition Blog
Recipes for Performance


April 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. […] – This qualifies as my response to Brian’s recent post on food diversity.  Happy Cooking! 0 Comments No Comments so far Leave a comment RSS feed for comments on this […]

    Pingback by Recipes « LeeAnn’s CrossFit Blog | April 21, 2009

  2. Love this post. Well said, sir. Well said.

    Comment by LeeAnn | April 21, 2009

  3. awesome post Brian, def had this in mind as I bought some random ass veggies I’ve never heard of tonight – time to see what they are and how you can incorporate into my meals.

    Comment by jared | April 21, 2009

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