40 Day Eating for Health and Athletic Perfromance Challenge

That’s right, 40 days of Eating for Health and Athletic Performance will start March 28th and end May 7th. This one is going to be different from the others, below you will find the outline and rules…. Remember,  it’s just 40 days… you can do anything for 40 days..

40 DAY EATING FOR HEALTH AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE

OUTLINE OF EVENTS:

  • Sign up on the white board located at the gym
  • March 28th Challenge Begins
  • May 7th Body Fat Truck @ TCF
  • May 7th Paleo Party
  • May 7th Challenge Ends

GUIDELINES:

  • $15 buy in – you are welcome to donate more if desired
  • March 28th– first workout to kick off the 40 days
  • Add your points and record on the white board located at the gym
  • At the end of the 40 days, the person with the most points gets to donate the proceeds to the charity of their choice.

POINTS SYSTEM EXPLAINED:

1.  Eat real food –  vegetables (especially leafy green ones), meat, eggs, nuts, seeds, fruit, oils (like EVOO or coconut). 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 butter, cheese (hard and soft), yogurt (even Greek) and milk (including cream in your coffee).

3.  Do not eat grains. This includes bread, rice, pasta, corn (yes corn counts as a grain), oatmeal, and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains. That’s not real food, right?

4. Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds, lentils, and peanuts. (No peanut butter, kids.)

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. This includes protein shakes, processed bars (like Zone bars), dairy-free creamers, etc.

7.  Do not drink alcohol, in any form. (I know, I know… but its only 40 days…)

Everyone will start each day with 7 points.  If you break one of the above guidelines then deduct a point for yourself.  So if you have a piece of cheese, that’s a  (-1).  However, if you have a glass of some sort of peanut vodka, that’s a (-2), -1 for the peanuts and –1 for the alcohol.  In the interest of keeping things simple, if you’re going to eat one piece of cheese or 20 of them, it’s still a (-1) deduction, so go to town.

At the end of each day (or when you are in the gym), log your score next to your name on the white board. If you keep a food journal, make sure to write how you feel or put it in your workout journal after each WOD. Feelings are important to note as it will help to distinguish areas that are lacking.

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