The Healthiest Me Nutritional Challenge
The Healthiest Me Nutritional Challenge
We have all heard it before, “it’s 30% workout, 70% diet” and “abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym”. These things are true, but it is also true that eating well is a difficult thing to do in a current culture (see the movie Fed Up on Netflix). That is why we are bringing you THE HEALTHIEST ME NUTRITIONAL CHALLENGE.
This challenge is designed to bring about the healthiest YOU taking into account your nutrition, water intake, supplementation, sleep, and exercise. There will be a body analysis and performance assessment before and after the challenge so we will be able to have concrete proof of change.
Each week you will be given a simple daily log to report what you did that day (calories, water, sleep, exercise, etc). Based off the results of the daily log, you will be given points that will acrue throughout the challenge. The higher the points accumulated, the better your results will be.
You will just be asked to simply record what you did that day, no calculations or trying to figure your points, no math. Stephen will do all that for you (with a calculator).
The Body Anaylasis:
Body Anaylitics Hydrostatic Body Composition Testing – May 14th at CrossFit Quo Vadis
This test will give you accurate assessements of your:
• Lean Body Mass (Muscle, Bones, Organs, Tissue)
• Body Fat Percentage
• Resting Metabolic Rate (Calories used at rest daily)
Find more information about this form of testing below.***
Using this form of testing not only gives us two measurables for test/retest but gives us your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) which we will use for your daily caloric calculations.
We will perform a workout Friday May 15th and then again July 17th to test what effect your nutritional life changes have had on your performance.
The workout will be be a “chipper”.
50 Jumping Pullups
40 Kettlebell swings
There are a number of different nutritional methods people use. Typically you find CrossFit gyms subscribe to the “Paleo” diet “eat meat, nuts and seeds, vegetables, some fruit, little startch, and no sugar” this method is very specific to the quality of the food you consume. Some take the “Zone” approach – a slightly more complicated way to weigh and measure your food taking in equal parts of macro nutrients (Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrate) every meal in “blocks”.
For this challenge we will take a Paleo/Zone blend with a twist. Asking you to download an app such as MyFitnessPal or a similar food tracking system and log everything that enters your mouth. Based off your RMR you will have a target number of calories, we will assign a percentage to your macros based of that number. The goal is to achieve your caloric intake each day and consuming the right number of macros.
This is a 9 week challenge, ideally the first week or two of logging your food will help you release what you are actually consuming, the next few weeks will help you figure old what and how much to eat to achieve the right numbers, then the final weeks you should build habits that will continue after the 9 weeks.
The cost of this challenge will be $150.
The cost of the Body Analytics test/retest of $80 is included in the cost.
Here’s where it gets interesting, based on your point total, you have an opportuntiy to earn your remaining $70 dollars back after the challenge.
0-500pts – you lose all cash
500-750 – get 1/2 your upfront money back
750 – 900 – Get all money back
900+ – Money back and eligible for a prize
Message us today to sign-up for the challenge!
***Until now, hydrostatic body composition testing was only available at a few universities and hospitals. It is now available at this facility.
You will be submerged in water with your nose and mouth just slightly out of the water. You need to bring a swimsuit and a towel. No T-shirts or loose clothing should be worn. Please bring swim cap if you use gel or lotion on your hair. We have a private dressing room on board. The test takes less than 10 minutes.
For your comfort the lab is air conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. The water is heated to between 88° and 94°, depending on the season and chemically treated for cleanliness to meet all local swimming pool and hot tub requirements of the local health department.
Eating within 2 hours before the test may affect your results by up to 1 1/2%. Therefore, we advise you to not eat within two hours before the test. Working out and drinking water is okay. You should try to use the restroom and take a shower if possible.