Paleo Challenge Begins Sept 13th / by Stephen Cooper

Paleo 7 Week Challenge

September 13 - November 1

We are going to do a 7 week Paleo Challenge. The challenge starts on Monday, September 13th and ends on Monday November 1.

Here are some of the basics when it comes to following the Paleo Eating Plan.  (Please look over these to decide if you are up to the challenge.)

  • Eat real food
  • Do not eat dairy.
  • Do not eat grains.
  • Do not eat legumes.
  • Do not eat sugars of any kind, real or artificial.
  • Do not eat processed foods.
  • Do not drink alcohol, in any form.
  • Get 8 hours of sleep each day.

You'll be monitoring your success over the 7 weeks of the challenge using a system of points. (Honor system.)  Points will be earned by following the eating and training guidelines, and points will be subtracted for missing workouts and not following the rules.

Details and Guidelines of the Challenge

  • Eating: Paleo.
  • Cost: $25 to be put into a kitty.
  • 3 'Before' pictures taken: (on or within 2 days of Sept. 13) front view, side view and back view. Men are in shorts and Women are in shorts and sports bra/bikini top.
  • Each Sunday your food log is emailed to your accountability partner.
  • 3 'After' pictures are taken on November 1 (or within the next 2 days).
  • Boot Camp Pasadena trainers will pick the top 5 people whose body composition changed the most.
  • Winner wins entire kitty plus 1 month of boot camp classes from Boot Camp Pasadena.
  • Runner-up wins 1 month of boot camp classes at Boot Camp Pasadena.

Daily Points & Bonus Points

Each challenge participant can earn 3 points per day.

You will earn 3 points per day in this manner.

  • 1 point for eating according to the Paleo Method
  • 1 point for exercising
  • 1 point for sleeping 8 hours

One point will be subtracted when you miss one of these steps. (For those in my boot camp if you miss a training session, then subtract a point. If you are training on your own and miss your workout, same rules apply.)
Details of the Paleo Eating Plan

  1. Eat real food. Meat, eggs, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit, oils. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re fresh and natural.
  2. Do not eat dairy. This includes butter, cheese, yogurt and milk (including cream in your coffee).
  3. Do not eat grains. This includes bread, rice, pasta, corn, oatmeal, and also any gluten-free pseudo-grains (quinoa, etc).
  4. Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter!
  5. Do not eat sugars of any kind, real or artificial.  No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Truvia, Stevia, etc.
  6. Do not eat processed foods. This includes protein shakes, processed bars like Zone and Balance bars, dairy-free creamers, etc.
  7. Do not drink alcohol, in any form.

I will be adding more details and a FAQ section soon,but I wanted to get this out to you now so that you can jump in, or not.

To enter, email me at stephen "at"