Boulder CrossFit Nutrition Challenge Jan 2024

Please see some FAQ’s around the challenge. Ask Ani or Monique if anything is unclear!

What are macros?

Macros, short for macronutrients, are the main energy-providing nutrients your body requires in substantial amounts to maintain overall well-being and health. These include proteins, fats, and carbs, and play a vital role in achieving specific health and fitness goals such as weight loss, muscle gain, and maintenance.

What is body recomposition?

Maintenance, within the realm of tracking macros, revolves around keeping your body weight the same while simultaneously shedding fat and building muscle. It aspires to achieve a lean physique without the typical drawbacks associated with traditional weight loss efforts. 

What if I want to lose weight, should I not do the maintenance challenge?

Even if your ultimate goal is weight loss, embarking on a maintenance phase first is a wise choice. This initial period allows you to grasp the intricacies of maintenance, become comfortable with tracking, and smoothly transition into subsequent weight loss endeavors.

Do I have to cut any foods out of my diet?

One of the appealing aspects of tracking macros is the absence of strict food restrictions. This approach champions a balanced lifestyle, enabling you to incorporate any food into your diet. Whether it’s a delightful dessert before bed or a special coffee creamer, you can integrate these treats into your daily routine while staying mindful of your nutritional objectives.

What will I need (apps/equipment)?

Essential tools for effective macro tracking include a kitchen scale for precise food measurements, a macro tracking app, we will be using the app MyFitnessPal for this challenge, and the InBody app for comprehensive body composition analysis through InBody scans.

Do I have to weigh myself at home? What is an InBody scan?

You will not need to weigh yourself at home because we will be conducting InBody scans throughout the challenge. 

The InBody scans go beyond weight readings, offering a nuanced understanding of body fat percentage and lean muscle mass. Throughout the challenge, three InBody scans will be conducted to monitor progress and fine-tune macros, ensuring a harmonious balance between fat loss and muscle gain.

In essence, this approach promotes a positive and flexible relationship with food and fitness, allowing you to achieve your goals while enjoying the journey.

InBody scan dates will be one week before the challenge starts on January 20th and 21st, the second InBody scan will be on February 10th and 11th, and the final scan will be on February 25th.