Relax. It’s NOT Rocket Science. – CrossFit Cerberus
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Relax. It’s NOT Rocket Science.


Relax. It’s NOT Rocket Science.

It’s a good thing we weren’t all meant to be rocket scientists, because I would be seriously OUT OF LUCK.  And let’s not even talk about numbers and analytics and data and spreadsheets.  (I’m already breaking out in hives.)  Data is scary, HOWEVER, it’s necessary when it comes to figuring out what’s working and how to properly Eat to Perform.


But let me back up.  For some lucky individuals, data can be likened to a playground surrounded by sparkly whirligigs… with a floating field of clouds and balloons overhead.  If you’re lucky enough to be one of those individuals, then you likely fall asleep to the soothing visions of numbers and graphs and all sorts of analytic nirvana.

There are those of us, however, who hide from data in storm cellars and cower at the mere thought of an assault by numbers.  If you’re in that boat, I’m right there with ya!  But fear not, because DAY 4 of Just Getting Started on Eat to Perform is all about not overthinking things.  At least not yet.

There is a LOT of information.  A lot of numbers, macros, customization, body comp stuff, food tracking, just so much.

You know how right before an engine blows, it reaches that point of extreme RPMs?  It just can’t give any more, so it blows.  Yeah.  That’s sort of the overwhelming feeling my brain gets when it’s hammered with data and numbers and percentages.

And that’s why Eat to Perform’s Day 4 is perfect for beginners and anyone who’s trying to understand exactly how and why this program works so efficiently and effectively to help athletes get strong and healthy.

Keep It Simple

“Food is simple.  Quit overthinking it.”  That’s the goal for Day 4.  We don’t have to understand everything right off the bat.  Eat to Perform goes on to explain that there is a program for everyone: Mostly Meats and Veggies, Flexible Eating, and Vegetarian.  Even if you don’t feel you fit perfectly into any of the three programs, each of them can be tweaked to meet your specific needs, making the program perfect for every lifestyle and every athlete.

So, when it comes to how to get started, that part is simple.  Food is simple.  Get a plan.  If you don’t know how many calories you’re eating per day, you’ll need to figure that out.  Everyone has a different starting place, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Use an app like My Fitness Pal to help you effortlessly track your macros, and you’ll be on your way.

You’ll learn as you go.  Your ETP coaches will help you; they’ll answer questions and guide you so you don’t feel overwhelmed.  Don’t place yourself in the position of being that over-revved engine that can’t absorb all the information; instead, take things a step at a time.

Before you know it, all the information that used to seem complicated will start to feel more comfortable, easier to understand.

Ask questions.

Tweak your plan.

Keep it simple.


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