30 days to change your eating, to change your life.
why would you have to cheat on superbowl sunday??Grilled wings, celery, carrots, some paleo treats, and you should be settled. As far as complains, Haters will hate, no matter what!!!Finishing Strong!! Ice Monster and weight in!! this is a weekend to remember!!
There should be no changes. Super Bowl Sunday is an obstacle just like all the other stuff you go through in a Nutrition Challenge. That is why its a challenge, its not easy but you have to fight through it, stay strong and motivated. And if you happen to fall off the wagon, dust yourself off and get back on it. GO COWBOYS!!!!! (Oh yeah, they'er not playing)
I definitely miss the inspirational posts on the blog that were present during the last 2 nutritional challenges I did. The blog posts also asked people to post how they felt, etc. This time around the blog was just a place to post your food log, and once or twice an interesting article was posted. It's a small thing, but that's one thing I'd change for the future. Also, I fall into this category, but I think it should be stated that you have to choose either the Zone Diet or the Whole 30 at the onset of the challenge (and stick to it the whole time- not switch between the two). I for one switched from the Whole 30 to the Zone 10 days in because I was feeling like I was losing muscle mass, but I think I shouldn't have been able to do that (even though I have stuck to the Zone since I switched). I also heard of folks who were "doing the Whole 30" but then using the Zone when they had to "cheat" and eat grains or sweets. I don't think that is really in the spirit of the challenge- using whatever diet fits one's surroundings or cravings at the moment and switching from one to the other when it suites us best. It should be one diet all the way through. However, since I'm competing in Ice Monster tomorrow I will be switching to the Whole 30 so I can refuel after each WOD. About the Super Bowl, I'm not worried. I am going to zone my wings, chips, dip, brownie, etc. And maybe increase my blocks to 4 so I can indulge a little. :)
alyssa, sorry about that. that was me making the posts, ive been super busy this time around and couldn't dedicate any time into the blog.
also, if you dont want to lose muscle mass doing paleo, you pretty much have tp eat sweet potato after every wod. lol
Meal 1: 2 eggs & 2 egg whites scrambled (3BP); 10oz of a 24oz homemade smoothie made with 1/3 banana, 1/4 apple, handful of blueberries, strawberries, carrots, papaya, some flax seeds, 1/3 cup OJ & 1/3 cup green machine juice (3BC); 2 macadamia nuts (3BF)Meal 2: 4oz deli meat & 1 slice provolone cheese (3BP); 1 flax cracker (1BC) with 1/4cup hummus/fava bean dip (1BC); 1/2 apple (1BC) with 1tsp almond butter (3BF)
Meal 3: beef, shrimp and pork (around 3/4 oz) from Sakaya Kitchen (3BP); 1.5 cups brussel sprouts (1BC) & 1/2 cup spicy rice (2BC); 4 cashews (3BF)
bfast-smoothieavocadosunbuttercocowaterbananababy spinachblue berriespost wod snackmuscle milklunchchicken sausagenavel orange
1 egg, orange mustard greensblueberry, coconut protein cayenne pepper shakebaby kale salad with tunatuna/kampachi sashimi, with cashewsgrilled fennel soup, seared kampachi over cucumber ribbons and asparagus tips
B: green smoothie (coconut water, banana, pineapple, papaya, red kale), 2 scrambled eggsL: grilled chicken over mixed greens with cucumbers, avocado and carrots with some almnds, pistachios and cashewsD: 2 scrambled eggs with bacon, oven roasted vegetables
I don't think anything needs to be changed. More than anything I was motivated by the people who were also experiencing what I was going through. Knowing that you're not alone in this makes it a lot better. :) Keep it up, kids! Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 slice toast, 2 tsp peanut butterLunch: 3 cup broccoli, 4 oz ground turkey, tahini & sesame oilSnack: 1/4 cup cottage cheese & cup of strawberriesDinner: 2 cups brussel sprouts, 2 oz bacon, tossed in evoo.
Breakfast: 2 eggs, spinach, cube steak, coffee w/ coconut milkLunch: seared tuna, saladSnack: bananaDinner: grilled ribeye steak, steamed green beans, sweet potato Congrats to everyone who has made it thru this challenge. I do not know if I will have big numbers at the weigh-in but I definantly feel a lot better and healthier. Before I complain let me say that I am a prime example of my own complaint. I think we all did not put the same effort into our blogs as we had in previous challenges. I agree with Alyssa in that I did get inspiration from others posts, problems, recipes etc. Perhaps we owe that to each other next time.
Breakfast: one small orange and 1 Urawk bar1 cup of black coffeesnack: a handful of raw almondsLunch: a left over pork chop with salad (lettuce, cherry tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, pepper and olive oil)Dinner: scrambled eggs and bacon (3 egg whites and 1 whole egg)snack: fruit smoothie (frozen pineapple, strawberries, coconut milk, a teaspoon of homemade almond butter).
B: Fruit smoothie and Primal PLan Spanish tortillaL: Primal PLan chicken and Bacon Fried Rice and Red Velvet cakeS: Stuffed Avocado and one appleD: Masitas de puerco with calabaza puree and one banana
Breakfast (7Blocks)Greek yogurt 1BC & 1BP, peaches 2BC, pineapple 2BC, protein 4BP½ WW Bagel 2BC, cream cheese 3BF, salmon 2BP, nuts 4BFLunch (4Blocks)Roast beef 4BP, pickles 1BC, mini pita 1BC, pineapple 1BC, mayo 3BF, nuts 4BFSnack (2Blocks)Bacon 2BF & 2BP, apple 2BCPre-wod shake (1 Block)1 protein, 1 peach, 3 almondsDinner (6 Blocks)Burger 5oz, bacon 1Bp, ½ bun 2BC, sweet potato 3BC, ketchup 1BC, guacamole 6BFI finally got up enough courage to eat out tonight, after 3+ weeks weighing and measuring I figured I could handle it. Had to order a side of guacamole to get my fat, but it worked.
Post for the last two days:I have had a stomach bug the last two days and the only thing that was seemed desirable and stayed in was cheerios and water, so that is my food post for the last two days. No cheerios on the whole 30, though...As for the challenge- I really enjoyed it and the incentive not to break the rules for cravings has been a huge help. I stuck to the Whole 30 while traveling for work, and feel great. I couldn't log in from my work computer so it was hard to keep up the blog while traveling. My strength improved quite a bit and I increased weights on many movements--much more than I had in the previous 5 months. When it ends I don't really feel like I will want to add much back...except maybe the odd bit of sugar in my coffee and a good piece of chocolate or two. My family all did most of the challenge along with me and it has helped raise their awareness as well.
B: eggs with spinach, cofees:bananal:chickens:nutsD: salmon and saladi will start by saying my first nutrition challenege changed my life. Each day there was information posted that inspired me and gave me the strengh to continue. this time i felt like all i was doing was blogging my food intake - which for me is great and keeps me focused.
B: apple and choc. milkL: grilled chicken sandwichS: chips and guacD: 1 cup white rice, beef and brocolli, 2 beersNot too bad for a day at Epcot.
b:bananal: shwarmad: talapia, chicken
Once again I eat when I get hungry This is my food intake for the day1 cup hot chocolate1 tbsp hummus and 1 cup chipssome fish from snappers1 cup conch salad20 baby carrots10 bite size celery stalks1 glass of wine100g protein
Day 26 B: primal plan protein bar and banana with cashew butterL: Primal plan chicken and bacon fried riceS: primal plan berry parfaitS: primal plan mini turkey meatloaf biteDay 26 down, 4 more to go!