Please submit your daily points by clicking on the link on the top right. All 14 aspects are worth 1 point. You can earn up to 13 points a day, but if you show up at the gym, you can add 3 more points to your score for the week. PRs will not be counted this challenge, this is purely a paleo diet challenge. The challenge officially begins May 1st, 2012 and ends Thursday May 31st.The cost to enter the Paleo Challenge is $20 a person and there will be no categories such as "Fire breather" or "Advanced Athlete" because this again is about the food/ diet. Please refer to the list below for specifics regarding the diet.
1) No Sugar ( This includes, but not limited to honey, agave, xylitol, stevia, xantham gum, dextrose, maltodextrin, ALCOHOL, white potatoes, etc)
2) No Grains (Corn, rice, gluten, wheat, etc)
3) No Dairy (except clarified butter or ghee)
4) No legumes
5) Protein with every meal
6) 3 servings of vegetables a day
7) Consuming healthy fats ( tree nuts, avocado cooking in olive oil, coconut oil, etc)
8) 1 serving of fruit, per zone regulations
9) Minimally processed food ( No sulfates, MSG, carrageenan)
10) Half of your body weight in water
11) Sleep 7.5 hours plus
12) Fish oil or consuming fish
13) Workout (max 3 points a week)
14) Points for logging
All 14 aspects are worth 1 point. You can earn up to 13 points a day, but if you show up at the gym, you can add 3 more points to your score for the week. PRs will not be counted this challenge, this is purely a paleo diet challenge. The challenge officially begins May 1st, 2012 and ends Thursday May 31st.The cost to enter the Paleo Challenge is $20 a person and there will be no categories such as "Fire breather" or "Advanced Athlete" because this again is about the food/ diet. Please refer to the list below for specifics regarding the diet.
Our Whole30 program, as outlined.
Eat real food – meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re totally natural and unprocessed.
More importantly, here’s what NOT to eat during the duration of your Whole30 program. Omitting all of these foods and beverages will help you regain your healthy metabolism, reduce systemic inflammation, and help you discover how these foods are truly impacting your health, fitness and quality of life.
- Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc. Read labels because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize.
- Do not consume alcohol, in any form, not even for cooking. (And it should go without saying, but no tobacco products of any sort, either.)
- Do not eat grains. This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, sprouted grains and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa. Yes, we said corn… for the purposes of this program, corn is a grain! This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch and so on. Again, read your labels.
- Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds (black, red, pinto, navy, white, kidney, lima, fava, etc.), peas, chickpeas, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter, either. This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin).
- Do not eat dairy. This includes cow, goat or sheep’s milk products such as cream, cheese (hard or soft), kefir, yogurt (even Greek), and sour cream… with the exception of clarified butter or ghee.
- Do not consume carrageenan, MSG or sulfites. If these ingredients appear in any form on the label of your processed food or beverage, it’s out for the Whole30.
- Do not eat white potatoes. This is somewhat arbitrary, but if we are trying to change your habits and improve the hormonal impact of your food choices, it’s best to leave white, red, purple, Yukon gold and fingerling potatoes off your plate.
In addition, no Paleo-ifying dessert or junk food choices! We call this “Sex With Your Pants On” (SWYPO), and it will ruin your Whole30 faster than you can say, “Paleo pizza.” Do not try to shove your old, unhealthy diet into a shiny new Whole30 mold. This means no “Paleo-fying” desserts or junk food – no Paleo pancakes, pizza, brownies or ice cream. Trying to replicate junk food with “technically approved” ingredients misses the point of the Whole30 entirely