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CFPR 4 Week Paleo Challenge

CFPR 4 Week Paleo Challenge

EAT

Meats (beef, chicken, pork, etc)-grass fed if possible

Fish/seafood

Fresh fruits (limit fruits very high in sugar ie. Bananas)

Fresh vegetables (limit starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes and squash)

Eggs

Nuts (raw or lightly salted)

Seeds (non-flavored)

Healthy oils (olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)

DON’T EAT

Cereal grains (oatmeal,quinoa, etc)

Legumes (beans)…..including peanuts

Dairy

Refined sugar

Processed foods

Overly salty foods

Refined vegetable oils (canola, vegetable, corn)

Candy/junk/processed food

***Read labels!! There is a ton of hidden sugar and sweeteners in things you would never guess are sweetened!

Helpful Recipes:

Dump Ranch

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 cup “light” olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 handful cilantro or parsley (or herb of choice)

Directions:

Blend with an immersion blender for approximately one minute! Lasts in fridge up to one week, if you still have any left!

Homemade Mayo:  Costco now sells Primal Kitchens mayo that is Paleo!

Ingredients:

1-1/4 cup of light olive oil, divided

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 to 1 lemon, juiced

Directions:

Place the egg, 1/4 cup of olive oil, mustard powder, and salt in a mixing bowl, blender, or food processor. Mix thoroughly.

While the food processor or blender is running (or while mixing in a bowl with a stick blender), slowly drizzle in the remaining cup of olive oil.

After you’ve added all the oil and the mixture has emulsified, add lemon juice to taste, stirring gently with a spoon to incorporate.

Helpful hints/tips:

*To combat sweet cravings have a cup of hot herbal tea and a Lara Bar (Apple Pie, Cashew Cookie and Cherry Pie are the only paleo bars) or fruit and nuts. RX Bars are also a good option.

*Drink plenty of water but if you need something flavored try unsweetened iced tea (Tejava is the best) or LaCroix sparkling water.

*Be sure to eat FAT. Avocado (quacamole), nuts, coconut etc to keep you full and satiated.

*Trader Joe’s has TONS of economical meals and snacks that are paleo friendly.

*Pinterest is a great resource for meals and snacks.  However, be aware that not everything you’ll read is actually paleo. Anything that is from Whole 30 is safe.  Please feel free to ask “is ______ Paleo?” We’d be happy to answer!

*Avoid making paleo “treats.” Paleo muffins, cookies, pizza crust etc is great for the long haul, but for our 30 day challenge lets stick to the basics.  These things are HIGH in calories and can be easily overeaten when you’re trying to overhaul your eating.

*Be prepared.  Have fruits, veggies, meats, nuts, eggs etc prepped and on hand for those times you find yourself pressed for time and starving!

*EAT!  There is no need to be hungry!

Some great paleo resources:

www.everydaypaleo.com

www.paleomg.com

www.whole30.com

Well Fed cookbook

It Starts With Food (Book)

If you’re looking for meal plans and recipes: http://iamcrossfit.com/wp-content/themes/poptheme/files/iamCF_Paleo_Plan_Quickstart_Guide_and_Paleo_Challenge.pdf

Meal Suggestions:

Breakfast: eggs, avocado, fruit, bacon or sausage (the cleanest version you can get), veggie scrambles, smoothies (limited).

Lunch: grilled meats (leftovers), veggies, fruit, almonds, pistachios, dried fruit w/o added sugar, salads with homemade dressing.

Dinner: grilled/baked meats, veggies, salads with homemade dressing, bunless burgers with bacon, avocado etc.

Snacks: handful of nuts, apple w/ almond butter, piece  of fruit, hard boiled egg, Rx Bar or Lara bar, fruit leather, cut up veggies.

Be creative and adapt your usual recipes to make them compliant!

Rules for the challenge: 

*Buy in is $30

*Must be weighed and measured 8/6-8/11

*Challenge starts 8/15

*Point system for weekly prizes:

Workouts-1

Perfect days-1

Checking in on social media-1

Getting 8 hours of sleep-1

Extra mobility-ROMWOD, yoga, etc-1

Keeping a detailed food log-1

Drinking ½ your body weight in water each day-1

**each Wednesday you must report  your weekly point score via email at crossfitpasorobles@gmail.com to be entered for the weekly prizes!

How to win the 4 week challenge:

Top 2 men/women with the highest overall loss of fat/inches/weight, combined with weekly points!

Sample Weekly Menu

Monday

  • Breakfast:Eggs and vegetables cooked in coconut oil. One piece of fruit.
  • Lunch:Chicken salad with Primal Kitchens Mayo or homemade mayol. Handful of nuts.
  • Dinner:Burgers (no bun) cooked in butter or grilled, with vegetables and some salsa.

Tuesday

  • Breakfast:Bacon and eggs, with a piece of fruit.
  • Lunch:Leftover burgers from the night before.
  • Dinner:Salmon cooked in butter, with vegetables.

Wednesday

  • Breakfast:Meat with vegetables (leftovers from night before).
  • Lunch:Sandwich in a lettuce leaf, with meat and fresh vegetables.
  • Dinner:Ground beef stir-fry with vegetables. Some berries.

Thursday

  • Breakfast:Eggs and a piece of fruit.
  • Lunch:Leftover stir-fry from the night before. A handful of nuts.
  • Dinner:Fried pork with vegetables. 

Friday

  • Breakfast:Eggs and vegetables cooked in coconut oil or add avocado  on top of eggs.
  • Lunch:Chicken salad with PK mayo or homemade mayo/avocadol. Handful of nuts.
  • Dinner:Steak with vegetables and sweet potatoes.

Saturday

  • Breakfast:Bacon and eggs with a piece of fruit.
  • Lunch:Leftover steak and vegetables from the night before.
  • Dinner:Baked salmon with vegetables and avocado.

Sunday

  • Breakfast:Meat with vegetables (leftovers from night before).
  • Lunch:Sandwich in a lettuce leaf, with meat and fresh vegetables.
  • Dinner:Grilled chicken wings with vegetables and salsa.

There is usually no need to track calories or macronutrients (protein, carbs or fat) on the paleo diet, at least not in the beginning.

However, if you need to lose a lot of weight, it is a good idea to cut carbs somewhat and limit your intake high-fat foods, such as nuts.