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Spring Leaning Day 15 – April 28th, 2014

Please post your daily food log and point total for Monday, April 18th to the comments section below.

This week’s theme is supplementation & sports nutrition.

Your daily bonus challenge is to figure out how much fish oil you should take.  Here are a few resources that might help.  There are differing opinions on the subject.  You can take very large doses of fish oil in the short term to help with fat loss, but it can cause gastro-intestinal distress in some people and it does have a blood thinning effect in high doses.  It also depends on how much you train, how much inflammation you have and more importantly the rest of your diet.  The idea is to balance out omega 3 and omega 6 fats and so if you are eating grass fed meats and avoiding omega 6 fats, you will need less fish oil.  If you are minimizing your linoleic acid intake, you will also need less fish oil.  If you want to keep it simple, just stick to 2 to 5 grams per day of EPA + DHA.  The article below from CrossFit Invictus also explains how to read the label.

How much fish oil – from Invictus

Robb Wolf on Fish oil 

Poliquin on Fish Oil



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