CFS Nutrition Challenge

9/21/20 - 10/30/20

Summer, quarantine, lack of routine, etc. has thrown us all a curve ball and for many of us it has effected our nutrition and sleep habits. This fall, for six weeks, we will attempt to reset our bodies and increase our fitness through prioritizing nutrition and sleep. From September 21st through October 30th we will partake in a nutrition and lifestyle challenge. To keep it simple we will stick to CrossFit Stealth’s nutrition prescription: Eat Real Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants. In these 3 short sentences we will find the guidelines for our simple, yet effective, six-week challenge. The point scoring will be as follows:

1 point

for eating real food

Real food was once alive and doesn’t come from a box or container. If it has a long shelf life it is a man-made, edible, food-like substance – not food.

1 point

for eating not too much

Not too much means 3-4 meals a day, no seconds, and no snacking. We will rely on the portion controlled containers to measure our food.

1 point

for eating mostly plants

Mostly Plants is just that, every meal needs to consist mostly of vegetables. A plate should be covered with vegetables then the protein and starch can be added. The large section of the container is for vegetables but you are allowed unlimited vegetables at each meal.

1 point

for sleeping 7+ hours

Sleep is more important than working out. No amount of working out can undo the negative effects of a poor night’s sleep.

There are no extra points. We know that eating and sleeping right will get you healthy and that is what we will reward with points.
$35 BUY-IN
CHALLENGE
Starts: Monday, September 21st
Ends: Friday, October 30th
WEIGH-INS
Starts: Monday, September 14th
Ends: Friday, November 6th
FOOD LIST

Protein

Protein will go in one of the small compartments of your tray. The leaner the better. Grass-fed and organic are ideal. Wild-caught cold water fish are best.

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Vegetables

Vegetables will go in the large part of your container. Each meal must have at least this many vegetables. To keep it simple, if it’s a vegetable eat it. Diversify what vegetables are on your plate from meal to meal and you are all set.

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Carbs

Carbs will go in the other small compartment. We want to have nutrient-dense carbohydrates. Fruits and these starchy carbs will do that for us.

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Fats

A serving size of fat is the size of your thumb. Here are the healthy options like avocado, grass-fed butter, olive and avocado oil, and fish oil.

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FAQ

How many trays?

If you are a male or female over 160lbs you are allotted 4 trays per day.
If you are a male or female under 160lbs you are allotted 3 trays per day.

Pre/Post Workout

Very simply put pre and post workout supplements are focussed on performance. If you are not where you want to be composition wise then performance is not the priority. For that reason you do not need to take pre or post workout supplements.

“What About” Foods

These are foods that people commonly ask about. “What about this food?”

  • If it’s a vegetable eat it, if it’s meat eat it.

  • No cold cuts or cured meats

  • No canola or vegetable oil

  • No honey, agave, maple syrup or sweeteners of any kind

  • No protein bars, Quest bars, or any bars

  • Nut butters must have no added ingredients other than salt

  • Up to one cup of unsweetened almond milk per day

  • Up to two tablespoons of grass-fed heavy cream per day

  • Up to two pieces of gum a day

  • Clean bacon is a fat

  • Yes to oatmeal

  • Yes to rice

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