Welcome. The CFH45 is a 45-day nutrition and performance challenge. It is based on principles of the Paleolithic Diet, modern day life, science, and practical experience. This isn’t just a competition; it’s a springboard for incorporating healthy dieting practices into your life and holding yourself accountable.
During the first 30 days of this challenge, you are expected to be “strict” and not stray from the guidelines. This means, no grains, no dairy, no sugar…Not only do you need to have some self-discipline to carry through on this endeavor, but it is also an exercise in character. Everything is published to the group, and only you will know if you are being honest.
After the first 30 days, you can add some items back to your diet. Your Greek yogurt or staple Oatmeal breakfast, can be reintroduced; however, the goal is to remain as close to the Paleo regiment as possible to garner the best results.
Judging the Contest.
All three areas below will count for your final score. Qualified Judges (e.g. two CFH coaches and one outsourced judge) will complete judging.
1. Before (Day 1) and After (Day 45) photos
2. Compliance (Journaling to show Adherence)
3. Workout (Record your workouts to BWTB or make sure you are swipe in at the gym 3xs/week)
Buy – In. There is more motivation from the fear of losing something, so we have made this competition a little more interesting. The Buy-In is $100. Don’t Freak Out!! You will get $50 of this back IF you complete the program (meaning journaling your food and participating all 30 days). If you drop out completely, your $$ will be forfeited. Our goal with this is to keep all of you in the game from start to finish!
Do not enter this competition half-heartedly. If you are not going for the prize but still want a little support, please email us and we will add you to the group, and you will still need to support the kitty. If you are not part of the challenge and are asking questions on the blog, you should join the challenge and support the kitty. It is only fair to all the other players.
This contest is for current CFH members only.
What you have to do to achieve optimal success?
1. Register, on MindBody. Pay $100 in Cash by Wednesday, September 12.
2. Daily: Journal your food on the preset daily food journals.
3. Daily: Darken your room.
4. Weekly: WOD 3-4+ times/week – journal it using BWTB.
5. Get some basic blood work done. This is for your own education. Comprehensive Lipid Panel with inflammatory markers.
6. Take your before & after photos. We will be taking pictures at the gym on Week of April 23. All pictures will be taken on the same camera (front and side photos).
7. Get some sleep. Aim for 8+ hours each night. Extra sleep alone has been responsible for many a pound lost! Sleep Cycle App on the iPhone is great!
8. Weigh yourself and send your starting/ending weight. This is for your own reference. Another measure could be your waist or jeans size.
10. Get support. This won’t be easy and the more people that are with you the better you stand for those that will encourage you to get that late-night pizza or a couple extra beers
11. Share your journal and favorite recipes/meals with your fellow CFH members.
12. READ very carefully about Paleo and ask questions beforehand. No peanut butter is not okay. No corn and beans are not okay. Rice equals no bueno…GOT IT!
13. Ask questions on the nutrition blog that are not answered for the group
14. Attend the Whole 9 Seminar on Sunday, September 9.
15. Attend the info session on Monday, September 10 at 7:30pm
What do you get?
1. Hopefully a hot bod, more energy and better WOD times!
2. Female/Male Top Prize is 50% of all contributed money, 1-month membership at Crossfit Hoboken (Valued at $195)
3. Female/Male 2nd Prize is our custom Paleo Pack with Paleo Kits, SFH Fish Oil and Protein.