So Easy A Caveman Can Do It
Thirty Day Pure Paleo Quest: Rules and Regulations
Start Date: March 4th / End Date: April 3
Here we go!
The goal is to eat ONLY foods that qualify as paleo-friendly for the next 30 days.
In its most simplified form, this includes lean (non-processed) meats, fruits, vegetables (non-starchy), nuts, seeds and most oils.
The challenge will work on a point system.
For every serving of a non-paleo food/drink that you consume, you earn points.
Points are bad, and the goal …is to obtain the lowest possible score for the month.
Some foods that are considered borderline will only count as 1 point penalty, where as all the strictly, “Paleo forbidden,” foods will count as 2 points.
The 1 points borderline foods are:
Wine, Beer, and alcohol (1 serving = 4 oz, 12 oz and 1.5 oz respectively).
Lean cold cuts (since in their purest form they are Paleolithic, but are processed) like ham, turkey, deli chicken and bacon.
These foods are only worth one point up until you’ve reached 5 servings for the month, then they begin accumulating 2 points per serving.
All other foods that are totally not paleo foods are worth 2 points:
The standout ones are sugar (other than the natural sugar that occurs in fruit), all artificial sweeteners, all whole grains, legumes (including peanuts), all dairy (milk, cream, butter, cheese, etc), Corn (this is a whole grain), Potatoes.
Also, some less standout foods that carry a 2 point penalty are:
Protein bars shakes, honey, sweet potatoes, and yams.
Each person involved in the quest will pick one or two cave-mates to pair up with for accountability purposes. (Pick someone you see often).
You’ll log your food intake each day in any way that is convenient for you, (Paper journal, online, etc.) and share it with your cave-mate.
This doesn’t have to be every day, but enough that you’re accountable to someone with out driving them batshit crazy.
You and your cave-mate will keep track of the total points accumulated (or, hopefully, lack of points) for the whole month. At the end of the month, everyone will report back with their total scores.
Instead of offering a cash money incentive, we’ll do this the CFL way!
The top two winners will get to either devise a workout or choose a Hero/Girl workout for the rest of the CFL peeps to perform.
Once the head coach approves the WOD, we will pick a date to do the WOD for the whole day of WODs at CFL.
During this month we will have two "Paleo basics," talks where Team Liz and Jen will be presenting an informative lecture on understanding cholesterol.
Suggested reading " The paleo solution" by Robb Wolf.
Suggested cook book "Well Fed" Melissa Joulwan