Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Who's Coming With Me?

I spent the past weekend visiting my parent and my college girlfriends and the subject of nutrition came up a ton,....what do you eat.....do you eat dairy.....paleo.....zone....do you have a cheat day? The truth is Zac and I eat clean food (paleo-esque) 93% of the time. But if we feel like having a couple of beers or some queso we do - without feeling guilty or that we're "cheating".

But from all of these talks about nutrition - I began to think - what would happen if we ate strict paleo for 30 days? It wouldn't be that far of a jump from what we're currently eating but it might be interesting to find out. I also checked out Northwest CrossFit's, the 1st place CrossFit Games affiliate cup winner, website and saw one CrossFitters results 2 months after taking on the Paleo diet -- http://www.nwcrossfit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/george.jpg

So - I bring to you - The Paleo Challenge --> 30 days of paleo eating. It starts Monday July 27th - Tuesday August 25th. I'm going to create a blog for anyone who's taking on this challenge so we can log on and post what they're eating, sort of an open forum to see how it going and also get ideas for what to eat.

Zac hughes, Christine White, & Ben Flores are all down for the challenge......

Who's Coming With Me?

9 comments:

Melicious said...

Have you seen Melissa Byers rock'n'rollin', 30-day, no-cheat Paleo party going on? Lots of good inspiration there to support you and the folks doing your new paleo Challenge!

http://www.byersgetsdiesel.com

Woot! I've been paleo for about 7 weeks, and I'm feeling SO awesome.

Nicole Hughes said...

Her blog is AWESOME! I had no idea she had a challenge going on. I seem to overall eat pretty good - typically clean paleo stuff. But one to two days on the weekend a few beverages or non-paleo food sneaks it's way in. It will be interesting to see what happens when that is taken out of the equation! ;)

PS - Love your input on the Byers Gets Diesel Blog!! You're a ROCK STAR!!!

Katherine said...

what's that dish with the avacado? my mouth is watering!
oh, i'm in...

Cheray said...

I am in Nicole! I've been reading Byers blog, but to chicken to committ to 100% paleo all the time.I'm excited! It will be much better with people I know.

Susannah said...

I am with you guys too! Got to get sicfit (as much as possible) before my move! But I am going to start tomorrow. If not, my I would just use the we3ekend as an excuse to get in all the cheats. This is great!

Mindy said...

YAY Nicole!! I've been following Byers' blog and 30-day challenge as well (but I am not stopping at day 30, this is fo life!!)!! The blog threads are super interesting and its a great support group and there are tons of Q&A!!! Eating Paleo has changed my life. I LOVE IT!!! Its also a lot easier than I expected!! Best wishes to you all who are taking on this badass challenge!!! U R gonna LOVE IT!!!

Nicole Hughes said...

Susannah - I think I'll start today too!! Once I make up my mind there's no waiting!!! So maybe this will be more like 35 days HeeHee....

Jeremy Thiel said...

I guess this means Zac H wont be drinking at my bachelor party. : (

Nicole said...

Yeah Right - Zac started his paleo challenge early so he could be "non-paleo" just in time for your Bachelor party!!! Famous last words from Zac Hughes before committing to the paleo challenge --> "Man, I was training pretty hard for Jerm's bachelor party...this stuff is serious...."