Teams of 3 - Point System Based -
Highest group point total wins the pot (and awesome bodies!)
TDEE Calculator (Recommendation of total daily cals & macro break down)
WHEN: Starts Wednesday Nov 1st & Ends Thursday Nov 30th (Thanksgiving will be a gimme day, completely free and not included in the point system or challenge)
COST: $40 per person
REWARD: Winning team collects the pot of cash!
GUIDELINES: There is no official diet designated for this Challenge however there is a point system that the diet you choose should fit in to and that you will have to follow to gain points. We will provide resources that will guide you in portions and macro percentages that you may choose to follow if desired. A coach will be assigned to you as well!
10 pts for a perfect eating day
5 pts for at least 15 mins of exercise
3 pts for 50% of your body weight in ounces of water
3 pts for a 7+ hour night of sleep
3 pts for 10+ mins of stretching/mobility
*There will also be a point system for body fat % lost at the end of the Challenge. Exact points still to be determined.
Total daily points for the team will be tallied and points for body fat % lost will be added for your TEAM TOTAL. Most points WINS!
PERFECT EATING DAY: (motto: When in doubt, leave it out.)
Absolutely none of the below can be consumed to get 10 pts for the day. This is all or nothing. 1 slip up and your food score for the day is 0.
No added SUGAR of any kind except allowance of 2 cups of fruit per day (includes - maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, date syrup, stevia, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, etc. Read your labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize.)
No GRAINS (includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, sprouted grains, and all gluten-free pseudo-cereals like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat. This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn, and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch, and so on. Again, read your labels.)
No DAIRY (this includes cow, goat, or sheep’s milk products like milk, cream, cheese, kefir, yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, or frozen yogurt.) *EXCEPTION: You are allowed 1 whey protein shake immediately after your workout
No BAKED GOODS, DESSERTS, JUNK FOOD, ETC (some specific foods that fall under this rule include: pancakes, waffles, bread, tortillas, biscuits, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pizza crust, cereal, or ice cream. No commercially-prepared chips (potato, tortilla, plantain, etc.) or French fries either. However, this list is not limited strictly to these items—there may be other foods that you find are not psychologically healthy for YOUR 30 day cleanse. No recreating treats using approved ingredients to try to get around the guidelines. If the temptation is that strong then that’s the thing you need to rid your life of. The rule is “When in doubt... leave it out!” ***see cheating allowance
No Alcohol ***see cheating allowance
READ THIS! THERE WILL BE SOME CHEATING ALLOWED ON THIS 30 DAY CHALLENGE:
1 food treat allowed per week but must be under a total of 300 calories
2 drink treats allowed per week but must be under 130 calories each (ex: 2 beers, 2 glasses of wine, 2 cokes, etc.) Can be 1 drink that’s calorie dense but under 260 cals but it’s limited to 2 drinks. Can not be 5 Bud Selects. lol. We’re just trying to remain human while going out but still managing our calories well with our nutrition goals.
This is about YOUR journey. We want you to succeed and we want you to create a consistent lifestyle that lines up with your health goals. This isn’t a short term solution to a long term goal. That is why we’re included the cheats. It’s realistic. It’s doable.
We also want you to feel empowered to rid your body of “the bad stuff.” The stuff you are addicted to. The stuff that calls your name daily. The stuff that’s holding you back. If you need to go ALL OUT and say no cheating for 30 days then do it!! We know you can! Your team will be there for you and you’ll be surprised at the end of the 30 days that you might not miss that stuff as much as you thought.
Remember, this is a team effort. If you slip, your team suffers. Yes, that is some pressure but that’s what it takes. We don’t want anyone quitting halfway through because they weren’t perfect so this is a chance for your 2 other teammates to lift you back on the horse and make it happen.
GIVE US 30 DAYS! Your job during this challenge is to focus on making good food choices. You don’t need to weigh or measure, you don’t need to count calories, you don’t need to purchase everything organic, grass-fed, pastured, or local. Just figure out how to stick to the challenge’s rules in any setting, around every special circumstance, under any amount of stress… for 30 straight days. Your mission? Eat. Real. Food.
I love the below from the Whole30 site.
This is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You’ve done harder things than this, and you have no excuse not to complete the program as written. It’s only thirty days, and it’s for the most important health cause on earth—the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime.