We wanted to answer some of the questions we’ve been getting and help clear a few things up about the upcoming paleo challenge.
How does it work?
Over the next 5 weeks you will attempt to eat a clean fully paleo diet, which in short means you’ll be eating meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds some fruits, little starch, no dairy, and no sugar and also no processed food, that stuff contains all those nasty preservatives we don’t need.
You’ll be scored in 5 main areas
Body composition improvement
And bonus challenges
Your overall diet will be the heaviest scored, you’ll get 3 points for eating clean for a given time period ( time periods are breakfast, morning, lunch, afternoon,dinner and evening) and one point for not eating clean.
What does clean mean?
Well, we’re going to give you a whole list of foods you should eat, foods you can eat in moderation and cheats that you can’t eat. As long as everything you eat, and everything in everything you eat is in the first two categories, you’re eating clean. If one but falls under the cheat category, that meal wasn’t clean and you only get one point.
For instance, if I eat a stir fry for dinner, that had chicken and all kinds of veggies, but I used brown sugar, that meal is considered a cheat, replace that brown sugar with a little bit of agave, and your meal has gone from cheat to a clean meal.
You’ll also be scored on 5 work outs,
two will be bench mark or baseline work outs that will be done at the beginning and end of the challenge to measure improvement and you’ll be scored based on how you do in those.
The other three will be performance WOD’s and will be done through out the challenge and you’ll receive points based on your score. There will be scale options available.
You will also be scored on your body composition, and how it changes over the 5 weeks. You’d be surprised who not eating something like dairy can show drastic improvement in your body composition.
We’ll be throwing some fun bonus challenges at you to complete for extra points, some will be individual and some will be as a team.
And finally where does the $30 a person ($60 a team) go?
The money collected for the challenge gets split up between prizes for the winners and it is also used as a fundraiser so we can get more coaches certified, that way we can make sure we have quality coaching for years to come.
There will be prizes for the top 3 teams as well as individual prizes
Hopefully this clears up some of your questions.