Food for Thought (Pun Intended)The Paleo Challenge is creeping closer. We will have an official meeting on Sunday, January 8th at 6PM at CFNT. We will discuss rules and regulations of the challenge as well as many “Do’s” and “Don’ts.” We will have others knowledgeable on the Paleolithic Diet there to answer any questions. However…
DISCLAIMER: WE ARE NOT CERTIFIED NUTRITIONISTS SO ANYTHING PRESENTED ARE SIMPLY OUR OWN OPINONS ON THE TOPICS DISCUSSED.
THE PALEOLITHIC DIET
“The modern dietary regimen known as the Paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era—a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture. In common usage, such terms as the “Paleolithic diet” also refer to the actual ancestral human diet. Centered on commonly available modern foods, the “contemporary” Paleolithic diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.”(Yes, this was taken from Wikipedia!)
The next few days we will be posting information regarding good reads and advice on the Paleo diet. If you have not already looked at the Paleo Blog under the Blog tap on the front page of the www.crossfitnaptown.com website please do so. It was a Mini-Paleo Challenge that a few of the members here at CFNT attempted with great success in November. You will find some great information and some great advice on what is a successful way to stay on the diet and reach your goals.
My 2 Favorite Goal Setting Rules –
1.Write it down, write it down, write it down – The more you see it from yourself the more you can hold yourself accountable. Most importantly it allows you to keep track of things that are/aren’t working during the course of the challenge.
2. Tell as many people as you can what you are doing- Surprisingly enough family and friends love to torture you. If they know you can’t eat that Hawaiian Pizza from Bazbeauxs they will be sure to order it every night. That’s fine! Stick to your guns and do your best to avoid those situations where you will be tempted, but in the end those friends and family will support you.
In the meantime, take a look at the Paleo Shopping List attached below. The hardest thing about these challenges is being prepared so we want to make sure you have an idea of what is and is not allowed. We are putting together a more concrete list of exactly what foods we would recommend to eat ALL THE TIME, IN MODERATION, SPARINGLY, and NEVER! ( you will hear and see these words a lot.)
Paleo Shopping-List – Some of these items are “frowned” upon on the strict Paleo Diet but this is definitely a great starting place for those clueless of what to buy. Remember! Be smart about everything. Work your way into it.
Paleo_Food_List – This a a more detailed list of foods that are allowed and not allowed. We are hoping to put together our own list of items but in the mean time use this as template.
StrengthPower Cleans4×2@ (85% of 1rm if you know it) Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes following the rep scheme below:3 Barbell Thrusters (100lbs / 65) 3 Chest to bar Pull-ups 6 Barbell Thrusters 6 Chest to bar Pull-ups 9 Barbell Thrusters 9 Chest to bar Pull-ups 12 Barbell Thrusters 12 Chest to bar Pull-ups… This is a timed workout. If you complete the round of 12 then go to 15, then go to 18, then 21, then 24. If you complete 24, go on to 27, etc.Post-40-GHD sit ups, break up as needed]]>
Talk with a coach about your goals, get the plan to achieve them.