Holiday Nutrition Challenge 2017

Welcome to our holiday nutrition challenge!  Below, we will outline the set up and rules.
*The challenge will last for 8 weeks and will start Monday, November 6th and end Friday, January 5th.
*The cost to enter the challenge is $20 and the winner will receive a prize at the end
*We will take measurements and complete a test workout on the 6th.  If you would like to record a starting weight, we can do that too. 
*We are encouraging everyone to use the nutrition that works best for them, however, it must be tracked in someway.  Here are your options:
1) Paleo weighed and measured with the Zone measuring system or on My Fitness Pal
2) Zone Diet written down and tracked in a journal or on My Fitness Pal The Zone Chart
   *When choosing your blocks, base it off your shirt size
3) Personalized Macros tracked on My Fitness Pal (a coach can help you with this)
4) Macrostax Macros tracked on My Fitness Pal (www.macrostax.com is perfect for people that have no idea what to eat, when to eat it, or how much.  It is $20 a month and does EVERYTHING for you.  You can cancel it at any time)

Here is the info you need to set up your My Fitness Pal account:
*When you create your account, you will have to enter your weight.  Although we prefer measuring fitness in other ways, the app runs off of weight.
*Next you will set your "goal weight" that you would like to be at at the end of the 8 weeks.  Please be realistic with this.  When you set your "weekly goal" please do not choose anything higher than 1.5 lbs per week.  The reason we ask this is because you need fuel to be able to CrossFit daily.
*When you choose your activity level, please read the descriptions carefully.  Even though we coach and demo all day and work out, our activity level is "Active" not "Very Active".  If you have questions on this one, please ask a coach.
*Once you get through the basic set up, you will need to change the macro percentages.  On your main screen, hit "more" and then go to "calorie and macronutrient goals".  From there, change your percentages to 40% Carbs, 30% Fat, and 30% Protein.

Now you are ready to start logging your food.  You have the ability to scan products UPC codes and it will automatically enter that item as 1 serving into your app.

For the first 30 days, we are asking that you eat "plants and eyes", meaning, if it didn't come from a plant or at one point have eye balls (or would have had eyes if it had grown, like eggs) you shouldn't eat it.  We are looking to eliminate as much processed food as possible.  After the first 30 days, you can slowly bring in something not as natural but remember that it must be weighed and measured.  Eating this way should be just enough food to make you feel good.  You should not be starving and you should not be overly stuffed.  If you feel either of these, please speak with your coach. 

You will get a cheat MEAL on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve OR Day.  Please remember that this is just one MEAL not the entire day.  Also, NO alcohol with the exception of your cheat meals. 

We want everyone to realize that the processed and sugar loaded food we eat daily is making us all sicker.  We want you all to get through the holidays without having to start over.  We want you all to feel the best you have ever felt in your life!