The 2017 CrossFit City Line Paleo Challenge is HERE! It’s a brand new year and the perfect time to clean up your diet after a long December full of cookies, candies, cakes and libations. Whether you’re completely new to focusing on your nutrition or you’ve been tracking your food diligently for months or even years, we can all use some time to pause, reset, and re-focus on eating quality foods.
What is it?: The Paleo Diet takes our nutrition back to the days of our ancestors. Before hot dogs, potato chips, candy bars, beers and cheeto-dust covered mac and cheese balls, humans were hunter gatherers. Lean meats, nuts, seeds, some fruit, little starch and no added sugar will create the foundation of our program.
“By far, the best I have ever felt inside and out of the gym was when I’ve eaten Paleo while tracking my intake.”-Coach Steve
How does it work?: Every week, we’ll start with 100 points. Based off of what you eat and do, you’ll keep those 100, spend them, and get bonus points. We’ll keep track of our points on a Google Doc that will be sent to you upon registering.
There are negative points for eating meals containing unapproved foods and additional points for doing the “little extra” things that can go so far in improving our health and fitness.
Weekly scores will be recorded on a Nutrition Challenge whiteboard at the gym.
At the end, scores will be added up and our winner will be crowned! Cash prizes, swag and paleo-friendly treats will be rewarded to our top 3 participants.
We’ll start and finish the challenge with a benchmark workout so you can see for yourself the major impact that eating whole foods for a sustained period can have on your fitness.
**Use our brand new InBody 270 body composition scanner to see when you lose fat and gain muscle and see how your body changes during the challenge!
Special Deal for Nutrition Challengers
2 scans (normally $50) for the price of 1, $25! One at the beginning and one at the end!
Register for your InBody scan on the whiteboard
When does it start?: On Sunday, January 22nd we will be hosting our Nutrition Challenge kick-off. Attend the 8am or 9am class and stick around afterwards for some free food provided by Paleo Power Meals as well as a short Whiteboard discussion about the challenge as well as a Q&A session to answer any and all questions you might have about the paleo diet or the challenge itself. The challenge will last 4 weeks and we will re-test our workout on Sunday Febraury 19th. If you can’t make it to the kick-off, no worries! Complete the workout on Monday on your own and you’ll be good to go.
Who will be doing the challenge?: Well for starters, I(coach Steve) will be right there with you the entire time! This will be the 5th Paleo Challenge I’ll have participated in and even though I plan on continuing to track all of my food and try to eat the right amount for my activity level, I know for a fact that returning to whole, quality foods is the best way to kick off the new year. By far, the best I have ever felt inside and out of the gym was when I’ve eaten Paleo while tracking my intake. If you’re currently, or have done Macros with one of our coaches at the gym, I would still HIGHLY recommend participating in the challenge.
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat”-Greg Glassman, Founder CrossFit Inc.
Check out these links!
Approved Foods List
What Is Paleo?
No Time to Cook? Check Out Paleo Power Meals!