Fall Paleo Challenge

Summer is over, the cold weather is here, and the holidays are around the corner.  It’s the perfect time to get back in the gym, and there is no better motivator than challenging yourself to eat whole, unprocessed foods.

By popular demand, CrossFit CDA will be kicking off another Paleo Challenge!  You guys all know the basics of Paleo; here is a refresher and here are the results from the last challenge.

This challenge is going to be a bit different from the rest.  The basic premise is the same:

-Eat paleo foods (meat, veggies, nuts, seeds, fruit), don’t eat sugar, grains, legumes, or dairy.

-Keep a food log.

-Record your workouts, sleep, and stress levels.

-Take a before pic at the gym.

Here is where the challenge differs from previous PC’s:

You will partner up and help each other out; check food logs, share recipes, provide motivation and accountability, etc.  You must communicate with your partner at least 5 times a week.  This can be done in person, via phone, text, email, whatever.  There will be no monetary buy in this time.  The winning team will be chosen by your favorite coaches, and there will be prizes.  Get your partner and pics by Monday the 18th.  The challenge ends before Thanksgiving, so the sooner you start the better you will do.


What about dairy substitutes?

Coconut milk (from the can) is your best bet here.  Almond milk is great, but beware of the sweetened stuff.  Butter is ok. Check here for more info on dairy subs.

What about alcohol?

I am going to go easy on you guys for this one.  You have a 3 drink limit per week.  All 3 cannot be consumed in the same outing.  Stick with wine, beer has gluten (I know, so depressing).  Cider is another option.  However, the best thing to do would be to cut it out altogether.

You can’t take my coffee!!!

I wouldn’t dare, as the ramifications would be dreadful.  However, I can take away your 5 dollar, 500 calorie frappalatte-grandechino with cream and pumpkin spice syrup.  Black coffee is ok.  Tea would be a better choice.

How much vegetables should I eat?

A LOT.  Green leafies, as much as you can.

Won’t all this fat make me fat?

Nope.  Though historically (from 1970’s on) fat has been considered an enemy to the body, we assure you that this is not true. As long as the fat source is non-hydrogenated, unprocessed, and as natural a source as can be found, it is great for your bodies, brain, joints and as a fuel source.


2 comments on “Fall Paleo Challenge

  • Stacy

    I need a partner …

  • Jonathan

    Stacy, we’ve got you covered! Check your inbox tonight…

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