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F3-Healthy Eating Challenge Pre-Blast

  • When: 10/30/2017
  • QIC: Haskell
  • The PAX: Any who HC.

Too soon?  Naw!

Just like every great endeavor…  this HEC starts next week… just some things to think about:

Healthy Eating Challenge

This is a 6 week program where you eat healthy and eliminate one food type per week (see details below). It will begin on Monday, October 30th. Men are encouraged to comment on Twitter and Slack and to track their progress on MyFitnessPal. There will be weekly encouragement and suggestions. Additional details will be provided in the back-blasts and you can contact Haskell for more details.

The goal isn’t to “lose weight”, the goal is to make better food choices.

Access this page for the tracking spreadsheet and sign up (also HC in the comments below!) This helps us with our accountability!

Week 1 (and on)

No Fried Food
No Fast Food (inc. Pizza)
No processed snacks like Potato Chips, Candy Bars, Etc. (a post will be coming with good alternatives)
No Dessert
No Sodas or Sweet Tea
No Cheeses (including shredded, feta, or slices. Get it off your sandwiches and salads)(Cottage cheese will be allowed)
No Cream Based Sauces/Dressings (This Includes Fat Free Options for Ranch, Caesar, Alfredo, Etc.)
This leaves many food and drink items available – no one will go hungry! Just eat/drink better.
You will receive ONE free pass per week – this could be a steak dinner, a pizza, etc. – no carryovers though, the pass can only be used that week – try to use your weekly pass in moderation.

And just so you can plan ahead with groceries, here are the cumulative challenges:

Week 2 (and on) – No Red Meat
Week 3 (and on) – No Breads
Week 4 (and on) – No Pork
Week 5 (and on) – No White Starches (Potatoes, Pastas, White Rice. We’ll talks about substitutes)
Week 6 – No Dairy or Things Cooked in Butter

One cheat day per week.  This doesn’t mean hit every item on the list and go at it like Homer at a buffet.  Have a drink or two.  Eat a piece of bread with your meal.  Sneak a candy bar or a soda, then get back on the horse.

HC(Hard Commit) below!

UPDATE: Here is something you can print and put on the side of your fridge. It should help you and your M when it comes to grocery shopping: 2015 Spring 6-Week Healthy Eating Challenge


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