Listed below are links to several resources about Diet and Nutrition of possible interest to you in your on-going quest to become Fit for Life! This will always be a “work in progress,” so please feel free to add your comments below about possible additions/changes to enhance this listing.

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database A link to Release 28 (May 2016) of the “USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.” This is THE comprehensive reference for anyone interested in the nutritional data of the food you consume. The database has information on just about anything you might be want (protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins) for nearly 8,800 food items. A searchable version of this database is available at
  2. The Zone Diet –Developed more than 30 years ago by Dr. Barry Sears to reduce diet-induced inflammation, the Zone Diet is very popular with both crossfitters and body builders. Although there are numerous books, articles, and web pages devoted to the topic, a good place to begin is with the following article that appeared in the CrossFit Journal in June 2015:
  3. The Paleo Diet – Developed by Dr. Loren Cordain, the Paleo Diet is based mainly on foods presumed to have been available to paleolithic humans and typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, meat, and organ meats, while excluding foods such as dairy products, grains, sugar, legumes, processed oils, salt, and alcohol or coffee. Currently, immensely popular with the cross-training community, there are numerous online resources for those of you interested in learning more about the diet. However, a great place to begin is with where you will find links to a wide variety of topics of interest.

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