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Nutrition Challenge – Week 3

Posted on May 19, 2013

Week 3: Nutrition Challenge  Monday thru Sunday!

SET A goal!!!  Incorporate a real 6 week goal and get it up on the brown paper at CrossFit.  Do you want to lost 5 points.  Lose 5 inches.  Get 5 unsolicited compliments, Fit into a pair of jeans hanging in closet.  Learn Good from bad Carbs, Learn to be more disciplined with cheats…choose a goal!  The more specific the goal the more likely you will achieve it!


Start with 10 points.  And add and/or subtract based on being good or bad:)  At end of week submit Score via comments section of this post!

* Plan out 3 cheats for the week and stick to those 3.   No EXTRA or Opportunistic Cheats!  subtract 1 point for any cheat other than your 3 planned!  Even if it was your 1st cheat of the week – if it was opportunistic and not planned ahead of time, it is a minus 1:(

* Every Day this week (Monday – Sunday) drink 60 oz of water and eat 4 veggies.  Every day.   Subtract 1 for each day you miss on water and each day you miss on 4 veggies.

*Cheats from now on forward include bad carbs!  Bad carbs are those that cause insulin spikes such as bread (even whole wheat) pasta, popcorn, rice, potatoes.   ALL cereal, 100 calorie packs and crackers!  These carbs trigger your body to store fat:(  Instead of these bad carbs go for good carbs that are lower on the glycemic index scale…High GI means insulin spike = store fat….low GI = no spike.  Healthy carbs include beans, apples, oranges, berries, oatmeal.    Some fruits are high on the GI scale and should be eaten sparingly (watermelon and bananas for example).. Google the GI of any food and it will be noted as low medium and high.  Avoid high, eat Medium sparingly, and choose low on GI INdex  for your carbs!

*NEW – No picking..yup this includes tasting and picking while cooking, grabbing the almonds in the grocery bag to snack on while driving home, etc.   No picking even on food we know is healthy.  I’m trying to reinforce eating 6 times a day (meals and snacks) and to practice the discipline and planning it takes to not pick at food just because it’s in front of us.  If you are going to be on a long grocery trip PACK A SNACK – as long  as it’s your planned snack you will not have to deduct points.  Be more prepared so you don’t have to dig stuff out of the grocery bags and be more mindful about not eating a tsp of peanut butter, etc… when you pass the jar!  The calories add up quick!

Bonus Points:  Post something  on our CF Facebook group  about healthy eating, a recipe or anything.  Posting at least once gives you 5 extra points.  Go for ANOTHER 3 mile run or walk this week and post to let us know and motivate us! That gives you another 5 points.

Max Points for the week 20 ( 10 + 5+5).

Examples on Scoring: By end of week I had one opportunistic cheat and missed water on Thursday and did not get in all 4 servings of Veggies and 60 oz of Water on Saturday.  But – I posted a recipe on FB and ran and posted a 3 mile run I did!  Score = Start with 10 – 1 (opportunistic cheat) – 1(veggie miss Thurs) – 2 (water and veggie miss on SAturday) + 5(recipe)  + 5(ran and posted  3 miles) = 16.


14 responses to “Nutrition Challenge – Week 3”

  1. Nicole Giantesano says:

    Ugh this was not my week for tracking points and meals :0( I missed a few days of 60/4 but I did walk my 3 miles. However I am giving myself a ZERO and subtracting 5 from my 15 so my total is 10 points for the 2 weeks :0(

  2. Kathy says:

    2 unplanned cheats at the baseball game last night Popcorn and some of Noah’s ice cream. and it’s only day 1.

  3. Marcy V says:


  4. Deb Schweitzer says:

    Don’t even want to discuss week 3’s number – suffice it to say it is low….. Getting seriously back on track! Eating my salad with a side of water as I type this!

  5. Fran says:

    18…because when your son brings home pizza ya just can’t say NO!! 🙂

  6. Jolie says:

    15 — didn’t get my 3 mile walk in but did do 6 miles on the bike trails!

  7. Kathy says:

    13 for me

  8. Stacey says:

    19 …. next week it will be a struggle….

  9. Katherine says:

    Bad week: Made the water & veggie requirement, but ate bad carbs (cereal for breakfast, pizza on Sunday with a quarter section of a hoagie 🙁 walked 3 miles; Total = 10 pts.

  10. Ann Marie says:

    15 for week 3…

  11. larissa verta says:

    15 week 3

  12. Danyelle Hahn says:

    20 points.