Nutrition-500x450“You are what you eat.” If that was as obvious as it sounded, you’d have no problem avoiding foods that are bad for you. If you gained ten pounds the day after you ate refined sugar, you would stop eating refined sugar. Because the impact of our nutrition is often unseen for months, years, or decades, it’s easy to give ourselves a pass.

There are foods that modern eaters indulge in that, when eaten as a foundation, are just bad for your body: Bread and starches, sugar, artificial ingredients, and junk food. When you eat them as a habit, you feel heavy, tired, sick, even depressed.

As soon as you start making healthy choices, everything changes. You feel light, rather than bloated. You feel clean and full of energy. You are proud of and satisfied with your choices.

The Nutrition Habit in the Whole Life Challenge gives you a structure and a measurable way to adopt food choices that give you the energy and enthusiasm to take on life the way you want to, rather than the way your body will let you.

We are all free to choose. We are free to indulge in foods that make us sick and we are equally free to make food choices that make our lives better. The Nutrition Habit in the Whole Life Challenge gives you handles on how to make your own choices in ways that give you everything you want from food.

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.