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Fall Nutrition Challenge Details

10.14.2014

Six seedlings growing from soil

WHY:
This challenge is designed to reward those who stay dedicated to maintaining healthy eating, sleep and exercise habits over the 28-days.  Paleo and CrossFit are a lifestyle choice – not a diet or fad exercise program.  For those of our members who have yet to participate in one of our Nutrition Challenges, the time is now.  For our members who have participated in the past, who understand the effect of the powerful combination of Paleo & CrossFit, but have become a little lax in their nutrition and need a kick in the pants to get back on track, this challenge is for you too.  After the 28 days our hope is that good habits are formed which will help you down the path of wellness.

The concept of Paleo is to provide your body with optimal fuel to run on. The purpose of CrossFit is to build the mental and physical fortitude required to navigate the challenges in life.  This challenge is about feeling your absolute best, mentally and physically.  Take the Challenge.

WHO:
Open to CrossFit Uncommon Members

COST & SIGN UP:
$30/participant
You can register & pay online by clicking here

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NUTRITION TALK:
Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:30pm – if you have not been to a Nutrition Talk in the past, mark this date on your calendar & plan to attend.

POINTS SYSTEM:
Start with 5 points per day – deduct 1 point each time you eat/drink food/beverage not allowed (see below for more info).  Worst case scenario is 0 food points per day.
1 Point for Drinking Water (1/2 ounces of Bodyweight)
1 Point for Fish Oil
2 Points for WOD & activity (bike, run, hike).  *If you do a WOD or do an activity for 5 days of the 7, you are then allowed to take the 2 points for Rest Days.
2 Points for Mobility/Stretching 10 minutes per day
1 Point for Daily Reflection – at the end of day, check in and see how it went & how you’re doing.
1 Point Each Day You do that week’s challenge (will be announced each Sunday)

OVERALL SCORING:
50% of score from Points Total
25% of score from WOD Improvement
25% of score from Body Measurement Improvement

*Each participant will earn a score in each category according to his or her place among other participants. The Nutrition Points category will be weighed twice as much as WOD & Measurement Improvements. For example, Participant A got 3rd place in the Points, 2nd Place in the WOD, 5th Place in the Measurements. This person’s Overall Score is (3*2) + 2 + 5 = 13 points. Then each participant will be rank based on Overall Score, winners are those with lowest overall score. If there is a tie, the Nutrition Points score will be the tiebreaker.

BENCHMARK WOD:
MONDAY, October 27th – all classes will be doing the Benchmark WOD – mark your calendars and plan to attend that day – we will make enough room in classes to ensure everyone has a spot.
MONDAY, November 24th – Retest Benchmark WOD

BODY MEASUREMENTS:
Times wil beWednesday, October 22nd during Nutrition Talk
Saturday, October 25th after Member WOD at 11am
*We will have a sign up sheet available at the box for measurements.  You can choose a time slot of either of these dates.  But first, remember to sign up for the Challenge.

PHOTOS:
We will not be taking pre & post challenge photos, but we highly recommend that you do for yourself.  Suggestions when you take photos, do not wear baggy clothes – guys think whitey tighties/ladies – bra & undies. Take a front, side & back view.  Take photos in same place & wear the same thing in both set of photos.

PRIZES:
0 – 15 Participants $100/$50/$25
16-25 Participants $200/$100/$50
26-35 Participants $300/$150/$75
36-45 Participants $400/$200/$100
46+ Participants $500/$250/$125


Each challenge participant will start each day with 5 points.  If you have not attended a Nutrition Talk in the past – I highly recommend attending to get a better understanding of the Paleo Diet.

  1. Eat real food. Lean Meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit, oils (like coconut, walnut,avocado). Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re fresh and natural)
  2. Do not eat dairy. This includes cheese, yogurt and milk (including cream in your coffee).
  3. Do not eat grains. This includes bread, rice, pasta, corn, oatmeal, and also any gluten-free pseudo-grains (quinoa, etc).
  4. Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter!
  5. Do not eat sugars of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Truvia, Stevia, etc.
  6. Do not eat processed foods. Please speak with us if you have special needs.
  7. Do not drink alcohol, in any form.
    *Allowed – butter from grassfed source for cooking & if you do bulletproof coffee.

So, if you follow 1-6, but have a beer with your dinner, you get 4 points for the day.  Subtract a point for the day if you have cream in your coffee.  Eat a bagel – subtract a point. Etcetera. If you have a beer, cream in your coffee and a bagel in one day, you’re down to 2 points for that day.  If you have a question about whether something counts as a point or not, ask & we will figure out the answer.

RESOURCES:
“What is Paleo?” – Diane Sanfilipo

Free Useful Paleo Guides – Diane Sanfilippo

“The Paleo Diet Premise” – Loren Cordain

“How to Eat Paleo on a Budget” – Joel Ruyon

author: CrossFit Uncommon

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