2021 NUTRITION CHALLENGE
Keep in touch with your accountability partner to give you support during the challenge. Talk about your new favorite recipes, tricks in the kitchen, or ask questions about what you are struggling with. Don't forget that Coach Tracey and Coach James are here for you too!
How much water do I need to drink?
A gallon is a basic guideline, but each person has different hydration needs. Use this quick and easy water calculator to figure out the ideal amount of water for you. Once you have that number, use that as your water target for the challenge.
Are you sure I can eat this?
There are several items that are typically on the "no" list that aren't being excluded this go-around. Most of the items that are usually eliminated are typical culprits for upsetting your gut, or cause inflammation. If you know that you have an aversion to any of these, then don't eat them. The goal of this challenge is focused on overall healthy habits both mentally and physically.
Dairy? Not today. Try Nutritional Yeast as a cheese flavor substitute! There are lots of other non-dairy substitutes. Get creative! Be sure to avoid SOY!
Corn? Nopers. No core chips, and tortillas. BUT! There are cassava chips that are identical and much more nutritious! Try those out instead for your tacos nights.
Potatoes? ummm, sorta. White potatoes? NO. Sweet Potatoes? YES! There are also purple potatoes and other tubers like yucca that are good to try!
Rice? Not this time. Quinoa can be eaten in moderation though!
Fried things with breading? No. The breading is flour, which is wheat.
Cooking Oils? It depends. Canola oil is a No because it's corn. But olive oil, saffron, coconut, and others are great!
Gluten Free Pasta? Maybe, as long as it's not made from foods on the #nope list like chickpeas/garbanzo beans.
Honey? Yes, it's not artificially processed
Unsure about a food item? You can text Tracey at 706-814-1220. Happy to answer any questions!
Can I drink alcohol?
For the purpose of this challenge, yes--you can drink alcoholic drinks. Beware though! These drinks have lots of hidden calories and sugars/gluten. Keep to clean liquors like tequila, and avoid sugary mixers. Wine shouldn't be more than 2 glasses.
There are certain gluten free liquors as well. Check out new options out there!
How do I score my card?
It's designed to be printed off and hung on your fridge so you see it every day. Mark down every day if you ate "clean", if you drank 1 gallon of liquids (or your recommended amount), created/read something for at least 30 minutes, and did some form of a workout for 1 hour. You get 5 points for taking a photo each week as well. Add up all the points you earned over the coarse of the week and make it the total score in the gray box at the end of the week. At the end, a Coach Tracey will add up all of your weeks to make your total score. The top 4 scores will get a prize!
Every day you can earn:
Food = 3 Points *subtract -1 point each food you eat that isn't approved. Bottom out at zero for the day if you have more than 3 #nope foods.
Water = 2 Points
WOD = 1 Point
Relax/Create = 1 Point
If you take a photo, then add 5 Point towards your weekly score.
What counts as Relax?
Doing anything for 30+ minutes to de-stress that doesn't involve a screen. You can read, write, draw, paint, journal, call a family member you haven't talk to in a while, etc.
What if I start the challenge late?
It doesn't matter! Start whenever you can and start earning as many points as you can. Odds are that you will still score higher than you think!
It's not about starting at the right time. It's about starting in general. Don't get mentally stuck on the timeframe. This is a good start to making lasting changes to your daily routines, and creating new healthier habits.
What are the prizes?
There will be 4 winners. They will be determined by who earned the most points throughout the course of the challenge. Don't cheat by inflating your scorecard with fake points! You're only cheating yourself.
The Grand Prize is:
1 month free membership (for your current rate)
4 free boxing sessions with Sean
1 free piece of FFE gear of your choice!
2nd, 3rd, and 4th place will win extras as well.
We will also be having weekly challenge giveaways along the way so everyone has a change to win something.