Paleo Fat Loss Challenge 2 Begins Jan 3, 2011 / by Stephen Cooper

Our 2nd Paleo Challenge Starts Jan. 3, 2011

(Update:  I just (3:06pm) sent out an email newsletter to those who are registered.  Please let me know if you did not receive it.)

Challenge runs 8 weeks.  Jan 3 till Feb 28, 2011

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.

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 Jan. 3, 2011) front view, side view and back view. Men are in shorts and Women are in shorts and sports bra/bikini top.  (See example here.)
  • 3 'After' pictures are taken on February 28 (or within the next 2 days).
  • Boot Camp Pasadena trainers will pick the finalists.
  • 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.

Each day you should be doing 3 things.

1.  Eat Paleo

2.  Exercise

3.  Sleep at least 8 hours

We've found that simply awarding yourself points for each day is a very straightforward way to see if you are on track or not.

Tracking doesn't have to be difficult.  One great way to track your progress and to also get support from myself, Marie, and your other challengers is to post your daily "report" here on the blog.

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

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.

Contact me if you have any questions.