Monday, May 15, 2017

3 Week Down & Dirty (to clean eating) Challenge Registration

3 Week DOWN & DIRTY (to clean eating) Challenge
May 20 - June 10, 2017

This is NOT my typical challenge and may not be for everyone.

There will be no points or charts to record each day for motivation.
Just a list of suggested food ideas, water intake and daily exercise.
We will report WEIGHT LOSS each week and I will provide results each week. 
I hope that is incentive enough.
I know it will be for me! I'm ready.

You do NOT need a team. You will compete as an individual.
Registration is $30 with $20 going into the pot.
We will have 1-2 male and female winners depending on how many sign up!


Here are the suggestions to follow for this challenge:

Eating whole foods/real foods ONLY
(meaning foods in their whole form or closest to whole form...links below)
Suggestion to allow 2 cheats per week to keep you sane.
Suggested 50-64 ounces of water per day.
Exercise daily or every other day if high intensity interval training.

There are different suggestions for following a whole foods diet.
Here are the two links I am suggesting basing your food off of for the next 3 weeks.

I love the part about if it is packaged, wrapped or boxed it needs to have less than 5 ingredients that you can pronounce and read!!

100 Days of Real Food Rules

What you CAN eat:

  1. Whole foods that are more a product of nature than a product of industry
  2. Lots of fruits and vegetables (we recommend that you shop for these at your local farmers’ market)
  3. Dairy products like milk, unsweetened yogurt, eggs, and cheese
  4. 100% whole-wheat and whole-grains (find a local bakery for approved sandwich bread and check theUnderstanding Grains post for more info)
  5. Seafood (wild caught is the optimal choice over farm-raised)
  6. Only locally raised meats such as pork, beef, and chicken (preferably in moderation)
  7. Beverages limited to water, milk, all natural juices, naturally sweetened coffee & tea, and, to help the adults keep their sanity, wine and beer!
  8. Snacks like dried fruit, seeds, nuts and popcorn
  9. All natural sweeteners including honey, 100% maple syrup, and fruit juice concentrates are acceptable in moderation
  10. Also check out the Recipes & Resources page for a more detailed list of meal options including links to recipes

What you CANNOT eat:

  1. No refined grains such as white flour or white rice (items containing wheat must say WHOLE wheat…not just “wheat”)
  2. No refined sweeteners such as sugar, any form of corn syrup, cane juice, or the artificial stuff like Splenda
  3. Nothing out of a box, can, bag, bottle or package that has more than 5 ingredients listed on the label
  4. No deep fried foods
  5. No “fast foods"

Eat foods that come in their natural state. If it grows in the ground or is farmed/fished/hunted, you can eat it. Don’t eat junk/processed foods, foods with more than 5 ingredients or things made with ingredients you can’t pronounce. If it comes in a box and was made in a factory, avoid it.
What is a whole food?
Produce of any kind:
  • Fresh vegetables such as leafy greens, carrots, avocados, radishes, cucumbers, squash, and sweet potatoes
  • Fresh or dried fruit such as apples, pears, oranges, watermelon, tomatoes, grapes, and bananas
  • Dairy products without added sugar or chemical flavorings such as plain greek yogurt
  • Meat, poultry, and fish that is baked, roasted, grilled, or boiled
  • Legumes, nuts, and products made from them such as hummus and nut butter as long as it’s made without added sugar, unhealthy fats, or chemicals
What isn’t a whole food?
  • Anything with too many ingredients, chemical ingredients, or ingredients that you can’t pronounce
  • Most foods out of a box (e.g. rehydrated mashed potatoes, crackers, or cookies)
  • Most prepared meals in the freezer isle


Please try to register by Wednesday (Friday at the latest).
Welcome email will go out Friday.
Challenge begins Saturday morning.

Please pay your $30 by Saturday.
Three different ways to pay:
Paypal ( money to friends or family only)
Venmo (@april_kennedy)
Send Check to: April Kennedy, 10 Packard Ct., Napa, CA 94558

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