For six weeks, we will attempt to reset our bodies and increase our fitness. From February 11th until March 24th, we will partake in a Nutrition Challenge. To keep it simple, we will stick to Red Devil CrossFit’s Nutrition Prescription: Eat Real Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants. In these 3 short sentences, we will find the guidelines for our 6-week challenge. The points will be as follows:
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 an edible, man-made, foodlike substance – not food.
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.
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/fruit can be added. The large section of the container is for vegetables but you are allowed unlimited vegetables at each meal.
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.
1st- FIRST PRIZE | 2nd- SECOND PRIZE | 3rd- THIRD PRIZE
Starts February 11th
Ends March 24st
Start Monday February 4th
End Friday February 8th
Despite popular question, this is not a weight-loss challenge. We are not offering rewards to those who make the largest changes in bodyweight, body fat, or waist circumference. Certainly, we will encourage and announce those who make physical progress but the winner of the challenge will be he or she who accumulates the highest point total over the course of 6 weeks. Regardless of your goal or programming track, we are certain that a high point total will draw you near where you want to be. Though some of our members have their own tools at home, we will offer our in-house scale, body fat analyzer, and soft tape measure to those who wish to have a coach assist in recording progress.
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.
Vegetables will go in the largest 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.
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.
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.
How many trays?
If you are a male or female over 165lbs, you are allotted 4 trays per day.
If you are a male or female under 165lbs, you are allotted 3 trays per day.
All participants will be given a container on Kick-Off Day as part of their registration. Anyone wishing to purchase more may follow the link below:
Very simply put, pre and post workout supplements are focused on performance. If you are not where you want to be composition-wise, then performance is not the priority. For that reason, if you are a man over 15 percent body fat or a woman over 22 percent body fat, then 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 almond or coconut flour
- No canola or vegetable oil
- No honey, agave, maple syrup or sweeteners of any kind
- No oatmeal
- No Rx 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