30 day paleo/zone challenge
The 30 day challenge is basically saying for the next 30 days you’re going to commit to eating clean and note the differences not only physically but mentally. We are going to take measurements, weight and do two tester workouts. After the 30 days we will re-test on the workouts and take measurements. Look its only 30 days, if you don’t like the way you look or feel you can go back to what you were doing.
START: February 4th
END: March 4th
1. Pick a plan:
The paleo diet essentially allows lean meats, fish, veggies, some fruit, tree nuts (not peanuts) and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. This excludes… grains, legumes, white potatoes, dairy, and corn. Think about it this way… the things that are excluded are the food items that people are more often allergic to or just have issues digesting. White potatoes and corn just turn into sugar.
1.The Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/10/04/the-beginners-guide-to-the-paleo-diet/
This plan is a little more complex, there is a lot of weighing and measuring cause each meal is a block. A small food scale and a little bit of planning and you will have a system down in no time. One of the major differences between the zone and paleo is that the zone allows some dairy and grains.
2. Make a grocery list: Make your list according to the zone list or paleo guide.
3. Clear your cabinets: If you have a bunch of tasty treats hiding in the back of your cabinets throw them out….. This will keep the temptations from creeping up in the middle of the night. Stock up on good snacks (nuts, seeds, fruit).
4. Plan your meals and snacks: I know a lot of you are going to say that planning your meals is hard. Well I know it’s hard but once you commit to it and find a system for yourself it becomes a lot easier. A good tip, plan your meals so that you have left overs that way you always have a meal ready to go, this keeps you from making bad decisions when you’re in a tight spot and need some food.
5. If you have any questions about portions, what is allowed or not allowed or if you are worried that it might affect your strength contact me Quinton@cfbravery.net.