30/60 Day Paleo Challenge

29 Sep

It is that time again to do a little house cleaning on our bodies!

I will be giving you all the option between a 30 or “60” Day Challenge.  The 60 Day Challenge will actually only be 54 days so as to end right at Thanksgiving and not force you to be so strict at such an important family holiday.  Does not matter to me and either one is beneficial.  I just know that 60 days can be a stretch for some to be so strict on their diet.  Here are the dates for both:

30 Day: Saturday, Oct 1 – Sunday, Oct 30

“60” Day: Saturday, Oct 1 -Thursday, Nov 24 (Officially 54 days so to end by Thanksgiving)

Pre & Post -Paleo Challenge:

  • Buy In – To make sure all who sign up are serious and committed about this we are going to have you “Buy In” for $50.  If you complete the challenge you get your $ back.  If you cheat or drop out for any reason everyone who finishes gets to split your buy in.
  • Pics – We do before & after shots (front, side, back) so you can see the physical changes to your body.  I will NOT show anyone these pics without your permission! Look back at our blog post with our last Paleo Challenge!
  • Weight and Measurements

Daily Paleo Responsibilities:

  • Eat Paleo ONLY
  • Drink LOTS of water
  • Working Out or Resting
    • Ideal: 3 days on/1 day off
    • Good: M, W, F, Sat
    • OK: M, W, F

Basic Rules (Taken from Whole 9):

1.  Eat real food – meat, eggs, vegetables, 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 all cow, goat or sheep’s milk, cream, butter, cheese (hard or soft), kefir, yogurt (even Greek), and sour cream.

3.  Do not eat grains – This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, millet, oats, corn, rice, 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.

4. Do not eat white potatoes  It’s somewhat arbitrary, but they are carbohydrate-dense and nutrient poor, and also a nightshade

5. Do not eat legumes – This includes beans of all kinds (black, kidney, lima, etc.), peas, lentils, and peanuts.  No peanut butter, either.  This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, tamari and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin).

6. Do not eat sugars of any kind, real or artificialDo not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc.  Read your labels because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize.

7. Do not eat processed foods – This includes protein shakes, pre-packaged snacks or meals, protein bars, milk substitutes, etc.

8.  Do not drink alcohol, in any form

9. Most importantly… do not try to shove your old, unhealthy diet into a shiny new mold.  This means no “Paleo-fying”  less-than-healthy recipes – no Paleo pancakes, Paleo pizza, Paleo fudge or Paleo”ice cream.  Don’t mimic poor food choices during your program!  Those kinds of food miss the point of the program entirely.

Helpful Resources:

I have posted new links to our blog that should be helpful to you.  They are all under Documents and Nutrtion/Food.  There is a TON of info on the web concerning Paleo lifestyle but not all of it is super great for ya.  If you go to the main page all of the links are to the right side of the page.  Most importantly I want you to thoroughly read the Whole 30 Success guide before getting started and print it out (printable version at the bottom of their page) so you have it to take with you.  This is what I’m basing our entire program off of!  This is your nutrition bible!


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