I’m reposting The Whole life challenge because a lot of my clients have been asking me about Paleo….Athough the whole life challenge isn’t entirely Paleo it’s a good transition into a paleo lifestyle. The main difference is legumes are allowed for whole life while they are not part of your paleo diet. These are your guidelines and some helpful links! Keep in mind its ok if you’re not perfect 100% of the time.
I am a big fan of paleo because it is something that personally works for me and makes me feel good. I would say I’m Paleo about 80% of the time, which leaves me a little wiggle room to enjoy some goodies with friends 🙂
I suggest making a committment to give it your all for 30 days and see how your body reacts, remember this is not a calories restrictive diet its an approach to food that teaches you how to eat clean whole foods.
Whole Life Challenge
Why you need the whole life challenge more than you think!
The Whole Life Challenge is not a Paleo Challenge. Vegetarians can partake in this event, and legumes are allowed. Guar gum, honey, grains, corn, dairy, soy and sugar (except in the form of natural Stevia) are not. (Guar gum is found in a lot of canned coconut milks. Find a brand without it! Coconut water is also approved, just find a version without sugar.) The same goes with any canned substances: even plain old canned tomatoes; look for a brand without any added sugar. They are out there.
Check out the list RULES. Print it out, tape it to your forehead.
If you eat just from this list, you’re golden! A Cheat Sheet of Approved Foods (Google Doc)
Get prepared! Checklist (Google Doc)
Nutrition (All links contain drool-worthy photos)
My Favorite WLC Approved Recipes
Whipped Coconut Milk and Berries for dessert
Paleo Pancakes from Marks Daily Apple
remember keep active everyday! 3-6 days of strength training and cardiovascular exercise (that means anything that gets your heart rate up!) On your rest days yoga, stretching, a moderate bike ride or walk are all great options to keep moving and keep those feel good hormones pumping!
This challenge is adapted from petiteathleat.com, as awesome blog site if you havent checked it out yet!
Questions? As always, I’m only an email or comment away.