30 Day Paleo Challenge

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We will begin our 30 day Paleo challenge on October 1st!!!

This challenge is intended to help create smart, clean eating habits. There are variations of Paleo eating habits but the core is to eliminate processed foods.

Participants will weigh-in and have BF Measurements taken prior to the start of the challenge. The winner will be the athlete who has lost the highest percent of bodyweight at the end of 30 days!

Weigh-ins will then take place at the end of 30 days for final calculations!

What is the Paleo Diet?

The paleo (short for Paleolithic) diet is also known as the caveman diet, hunter-gatherer or primal diet. The idea is that you're eating what our ancestors did.

The diet recommends unlimited consumption of lean meats, eggs, seafood, fruits, vegetables, healthy oils and nuts. If you can't kill it, yank it out of the ground, or pick it off of a bush or tree and eat it, it's not a part of the plan.

This means anything that requires processing is off limits, including grains, dairy, alcohol, legumes, beans, added sugar or salt, and anything that comes in a box, jar, package or bottle.

It's estimated that about 20 percent of the calories are from carbohydrate, 35 percent fat and 45 percent protein and just over half of your total calories will come from animal products.


Paleo-Friendly Food List

Unlimited Consumption of These Lean Meats: veal steak, sirloin steak, lean flank steak, skinless turkey breast, skinless chicken breast, lean ground meat, lean pork tenderloin, lean pork chops, seafood, buffalo, venison, chicken livers, beef livers (nobody eats this anyway).

Unlimited Consumption of These Fruits & Vegetables: asparagus, avocado, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, broccoli, kale, zucchini, cabbage, peppers, cauliflower, spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, eggplant, green onions, apples, avocados, berries, papaya, grapes, lemon, strawberries, melon, pineapple, peaches, plums, figs, oranges, tangerine, lime, lychee, mango, guava, apples, spices, herbs.

Limit or Avoid These High Fat Meats:  beef ribs, chicken wings,  pork shoulder, lamb shoulder,  ham lunch meat, dry salami, pork sausage, liverwurst, bologna, hot dogs, bacon.

Limit or Avoid These High Glycemic Fruits & Vegetables: butternut squash, acorn squash, yams, corn, sweet potato, beets, dried fruits, bananas.

Don't Eat or Drink these Items Ever: dairy, grains, soft drinks or energy drinks, refined vegetable oil (canola, soybean), legumes (lentils/ peanuts) ,beans,  fruit juice, potatoes, foods with yeast, artificial sweetener, alcohol (any kind), sweets, refined sugar.



***Choose organic whenever possible, especially on produce which you eat the skin or the skin is thin. For meats and poultry, choose free-range, no-antibiotics, and grass-fed. Seafood should be wild, not farmed. 

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