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1 FEBRUARY 2012 nutrition ChallengeEat like you crossfit

2 GENERAL RULES The Nutrition Challenge lasts 30 days, from the February 1 st through March 1st Athletes must sign up no later than 6:30 pm, Tuesday, January 31 st. Athletes must keep track of their points using the Daily Meal Sheet which must be turned in, in paper form, within 7 days, with all sheets turned in no later than March 3 rd. Failure to turn in both sheets will result in a deduction from the athletes score of - 100 points for that day. Athletes will be assigned a buddy for accountability and encouragement. Buddies will review and sign each Daily Meal Sheet. Scoring will in be accordance with the guidance/definitions found in the rest of this presentation. There are no cheat days. Every day counts. Weekly updates/score totals will be posted on Facebook. The winner will be announced on Monday, March 5 th. Winner receives a $100 gift certificate from Rogue, which they can spend on shoes, apparel (or whatever else they want). The Winners buddy receives a $50 gift certificate.

3 ENJOY/LIMIT/ELIMINATE ENJOY Lean meat. Includes beef, chicken, pork, fish and eggs. Ground meats (turkey and beef) are acceptable provided they are at least 90% lean. Vegetables. Eat a variety of colors and types of vegetables. Healthy Fat. This means olive oil, olives, avocado, animal fats and coconut oil, milk and flakes. LIMIT Fruit. Enjoy mostly non-sugary fruit such as berries. Limit fruit to 1-2 servings/day. Do not let fruits be your main source of carbs or push vegetables off your plate. Sweet Potatoes. Limit to post-workout meal and no more than one other meal. Do not substitute for other vegetables. Nuts. Nuts like almonds, pistachios, brazil nuts, hazel nuts and macadamia nuts are OK but should be limited to 1-2 servings daily.

4 ENJOY/LIMIT/ELIMINATE (CONTINUED) ELIMINATE Sugar. Do not consume sugar or sweeteners of any kind, real or artificial. This includes white or brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, agave nectar, honey, xylitol, aspartame, sucralose, Nutrasweet, Splenda, Equal, Truvia or stevia. Do not consume products that have been sweetened with any of the above. Grains. No wheat, rye, barley, millet, oats and oatmeal, corn and cornmeal, rice, sprouted grains, quinoa, bran, germ or starch. This also means no bread, pasta, granola or cereal. Legumes. No beans of any kind (black, kidney, lima, pinto, etc.). No peas, lentils or peanuts. No peanut butter. No soy of any kind, including soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame or lecithin (a common food additive). White Potatoes, in any form, including red or new potatoes. Vegetable oils like peanut, soybean, corn, canola, safflower and sunflower are considered a serving of legumes and are not permitted. Processed Food. This includes protein shakes or protein bars. Processed Meat. No cured or processed meat with added sugar, nitrates, sodium or added chemicals. Alcohol, in any form. Tobacco, in any form.

5 Dairy Some of you will be encouraged to eat/drink dairy and some of you will not. Some of you will be allowed only certain dairy products. Sorry, life aint fair.

6 HABITS Good Habits Fish Oil. Get at least 2 grams of EPA/DHA from Fish oil every day. Do not confuse the total amount of fish oil with the EPA/DHA. Read your fish oil labels carefully to determine how much EPA/DHA is in your fish oil. Sleep. You should get at least 8 hours. You get credit for the period of time you are actually unconscious. If you lie awake all night, this is not sleep. Mobility Work. Time spent stretching, myofascial release, using the foam or rumble rollers/ lacrosse balls will count. Well even count getting a massage. Bad Habits Using Tobacco. In any form, its toxic and cancerous. Stop using it. Alcohol. Yes, we love it too. But give it up this month.

7 Serving Size APPROXIMATIONS Lean meats- Palm size Dairy (if allowed)- Whole milk, 30 ounces or other dairy source with 30g of protein. Vegetables- Fill the rest of the plate Fruits- Fist size Healthy Fats- Olive oil- Thumb size Nuts- the area between your index finger and thumb / about a silver dollar Avocado- ½ Coconut flakes- handful Coconut milk – From carton: about a cup – From a can: about ¼ cup

8 Serving Size APPROXIMATIONS For any prohibited food (Grains, Dairy (if prohibited), Legumes, Sugar/Sweeteners, Processed Food/Protein Powder or Processed meat)= any amount however small will be one serving, each time you consume. (Example: You decide to take a sip or Diet Coke after lunch, but then throw away the can. Later that afternoon you decide to have another. Thats TWO servings.. No, you may not combine the two into one serving. Nice try.) Alcohol. Each drink (bottle or glass of beer, shot of hard liquor or glass of wine) is one serving. Tobacco. (Really, this is only for one guy- if hed quit, I could stop writing this into the rules.) Each cigarette, cigar or dip of tobacco is one dose.

9 Sample Shopping List LEAN MEAT Egg/Egg White Chicken Turkey Beef Bison Lamb Fish (especially cold water, oily fish like Salmon) Pork Wild Game

10 Sample Shopping List Vegetables* Artichoke Arugula Asparagus Beets Bok Choy Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cauliflower Carrots Celery Celery Root Cucumber Eggplant Fennel Garlic Green beans ++ Greens (Beet, Collard, Mustard) Jicama Kale Kohlrabi Lettuce Mushrooms Onion Parsnips Peppers Pumpkin Radish Snow Peas/ Snap Peas ++ Spinach Squash Sweet Potatoes/Yams Swiss Chard Taro Tomatoes Turnips Watercress Zuchini *Fresh or frozen are virtually equivalent. Canned vegetables are less nutritious, but acceptable. ++ Green beans, snap and snow peas, while technically a legume, are more pod than seed and are allowed.

11 Sample Shopping List Dairy* Whole Milk Cottage Cheese Cheese Sour Cream Plain Yogurt *If allowed.

12 Sample Shopping List Fruits Apples Apricots Bananas Blackberries Blueberries Cherries Dates/Figs Grapefruit Grapes Kiwi Lemon Lime Mango Melon Nectarines Orange Papaya Peaches Pears Pineapple Plum Pomegranate Raspberries Strawberries Tangerines Watermelon

13 Sample Shopping List Healthy Fats Almonds Avocado Cashews Coconut Butter Coconut Flakes Coconut Milk Coconut Oil Macadamia Nuts Pecans Olives Olive oil Animal Fats Clarified Butter/Ghee* *Not to be confused with plain, old butter, which is out for those not allowed Dairy! Instructions on how to clarify (i.e. separate fat from the milk proteins) are easy to find on the web.

14 Sample Shopping List SPICES/Seasonings Allspice Bay Leaves Basil (Fresh/Dried) Black Pepper Cardamom Cayenne Celery Seed Chili Powder Chives Cilantro Cinnamon Cloves Cocoa (100%) Coriander Cumin Curry Powder Dill (Fresh or Seeds) Fennel Seed Garlic Ginger Lemongrass Marjoram Nutmeg Oregano Parsley Rosemary Sage Salt Tarragon Thyme Vinegar* Vanilla White pepper *Except malt vinegar which contains gluten

15 Read your labels Or even better yet, eat things that dont need labels…. Chewing gum is a serving of artificial sweetener. Ketchup and many other condiments almost always contain sugar or even (gasp!) high- fructose corn syrup. Make sure you purchase unsweetened coconut milk (or anything else for that matter).

16 Fine Print Your meal sheet must be written in sufficient detail to allow us to determine what you actually ate. We reserve the right to adjust your points if you are gaming the system or not meeting the spirit of the challenge.

17 WHY? Why are we doing this? – Nutrition is the foundation of your athletic performance. – Food is a drug. Chances are, unless youve done this before, you do not have a complete understanding of how foods affect you. – You will positively change your habits and eating patterns. – You will increase awareness of what you eat by accounting for it in writing. – You will reset your taste buds, especially regarding sweetness. – You will eliminate insulin spikes – You will eliminate sources of inflammation – You will be eating nutrient rich foods instead of nutrient-poor/calorie dense foods

18 WHY? Why no Grains? – Cause insulin spikes – Empty calories when compared to vegetables/fruit. – Causes probles from gluten intolerant people Why no Legumes? – Inferior source of protein when compared to lean animal meat/eggs. – Cause insulin spikes – Toxic when improperly prepared/soaked. – Soy specifically, mimics the sex hormone, estrogen. – Peanuts (a legume, by the way) harbor carcinogenic mold, aflatoxin.

19 WHY? Why is Dairy allowed for some prohibited for others? For those needing to gain muscle, the goal is to consume 1 gram of protein per lb. of body weight. Dense calorie sources are a must. One gallon of whole milk contains 2400 calories and is an excellent source of proteins, carbohydrates and fat. There is growth potential beyond calories by consuming whole milk. Increased IGF, hGH, insulin, testosterone come from drinking whole milk. These are all potent growth promoters. Whey Protein acts similar to milk. It is a fast acting protein and a good supplement when trying to achieve the 1 gram of protein per lb. of bodyweight goal. For those needing to lose weight, milk is not required and can be counter-productive.

20 MOTIVATION You are experimenting with the complex chemistry of your digestive system. Even a small amount of unauthorized foods can contaminate your experiment and waste your prior efforts. Planning ahead is critical to your success – especially on Superbowl Sunday. This is not too hard. Dealing with chronic sickness and poor performance due to life-long poor eating habits is. The pay off is a different relationship with food, better performance and a better understanding of how food affects you.

21 Troubleshooting Are your ingredients 100% approved? Are you eating at least 3+ meals/day? Are your meals frequent enough? Are you eating breakfast? Are you eating a post workout meal after training? Are you eating enough fat?

22 AFTER THE CHALLENGE Its not over. On Day 31, Dont binge eat pancakes, ice cream, pizza and beer, instead… Gradually reintroduce foods and spend a few days observing how they affect you. If you dont miss something, dont reintroduce it.

23 Scoring Guidelines Protein Sources: +4 points per serving up to 12 points per day Vegetables: +4 points for every 2-cup serving, NO MAXIMUM. Healthy fats: +4 points per serving, up to 12 points maximum. Fruit or sweet potatoes: +3 per serving up to 4 servings, no points for the fifth serving, -3 per serving after that. Prohibited foods (Grains, Sugar, Legumes, Dairy (for some): -4 per serving. Alcohol:-5 points per serving. Tobacco (Really?):-7 points per serving. Fish Oil: +5 points if at least 2 grams of EPA/DHA Sleep: 7 hours = +2, 8 hours= +3, 9 hours= +6 CrossFit WOD: +5 points per day Mobility Work: +5 points per day, must do 20 minutes including post-WOD stretching.

24 MealMeal description MEAL 1 MEAL 2 MEAL 3 MEAL 4 MEAL 5 MEAL 6 DAILY Meal Sheet Athlete: ____________________ BUDDY:_______________________Date:_________________ Habits Fish Oil (Grams of EPA+DHA) Sleep (Hours) CrossFit WOD (Yes/No) Mobility Work (Minutes) Tobacco Use (# doses) Alcohol (# drinks)

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