Sexy Buncha Caveman Challange

The teams are set a few benchmarks have already occurred with the remaining benchmarks taking place this week.  The Sexy Buncha Caveman Challenge starts tomorrow and will continue for the next 8 weeks!

Here is a review of the information, you will also find it in PDF Format in the Links Section to the right.

Sexy Caveman Challenge

General Rules

  • Teams of 3
  • Team with the lowest score wins
  • Come to the gym 4 times a week.  It is one point for each day you don’t attend
  • Complete a food log and submit it by Monday at midnight every week electronically to Foodlog@crossfiteastdecatur.com . It is one point everyday it is late (UPDATE***This is the preferred format and it can be found in the links section)
  • Complete a benchmark workout at the beginning and end of the challenge
  • Follow the nutritional guidelines for the full 8 weeks.  It is .5 point per cheat.  Yes 2 beers means 1 point.

Nutrition Guideline

  • Do not eat dairy. This includes butter, cheese (hard and soft), yogurt (even Greek) and milk (including cream in your coffee or tea).
  • Do not eat grains. This includes bread, rice, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, corn and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa and sprouted grains.
  • Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds (soy, black, kidney, etc.), peas, lentils, and peanuts. (No peanut butter, kids.)
  • Do not eat or add sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc.
  • Do not eat processed foods. This includes protein shakes, processed bars (like Zone bars), dairy-free creamers, etc.
  • Do not drink alcohol, in any form.
  • Do not eat white potatoes. It’s kind of arbitrary, but one, they’re a nightshade, and two, sweet potatoes and yams are a more nutrient-dense option, so go for those instead.  (On that note, if you have serious inflammation issues like arthritis, you may want to consider avoiding all nightshades for 30 days.)

These are not optimal foods that we are okay with you including in moderation

  • Processed Meat. On occasion, we are okay with organic chicken sausage (these are nitrate, dairy, gluten and casein-free), and high quality bacon, deli meat, and jerky.
  • Nuts. We do not want you cracking out on nuts and nut butters, people.  Sunbutter is acceptable – buy the organic (no sugar added) if possible.
  • Dried Fruit. In general, careful with the fruit.  Use dried fruit and Larabars in serious moderation, and only if it doesn’t send you running for the nearest candy dish.
  • Non-”Paleo” Vegetables. We’re fine with green beans, sugar snap peas and snow peas.   While they’re technically a legume, they’re far more “pod” than “bean”, and we want you to eat your veggies.
  • Coffee and black tea. We’re okay with coffee (black, or with a little coconut milk) in moderation, and only if it doesn’t interfere with sleep.  Usually, that means none after noon.  If you really want to go hardcore and reset your body’s sensitivity to caffeine, skip the coffee/tea for the 30 day period as well.
  • Vinegar. While it’s technically not “Paleo”, we’re fine with using it in small quantities as a salad dressing or in salsa.
  • Salt. While some “approved” foods like olives or bacon will have some salt in them, go easy when adding salt to your food.
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~ by Admin on October 17, 2010.

10 Responses to “Sexy Buncha Caveman Challange”

  1. what kind of format do you guys want in the food log? The one to the right over there —-> is a broken link. I’m assuming just meals listed by day with Protein, Carb and Fat listed?

  2. […] SBC Challenge has officially begun!! If you missed the meeting or need clarification, click here for a printable version of the challenge guidelines. There is a donation box at the gym for all of […]

  3. Thank you!

  4. […] couple of weeks ago, our gym announced an 8 Week Challenge. I was definitely interested, since I’ve been wanting to get more workouts in. And the other […]

  5. So how do I send the formatted food journals to you ?

  6. I’ve seen some places that say olives are / are not paleo. Can we get a verdict on this?

  7. Roy, you can have olives. They are a fruit, but a good choice since they have almost no sugar and have lots of healthy fat.

  8. […] SBC Challenge has officially begun!! If you missed the meeting or need clarification, click here for a printable version of the challenge guidelines. There is a donation box at the gym for all of […]

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