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Monday, April 2, 2012

45 Day Challenge rules

Here we go folks!  The first Paleo challenge of the year. Are you ready to achieve your goal?
Think of this as not a “DIET”, but a sustainable, healthy way of living. If done correctly, this is guaranteed to change your life. Really – it will. You will lose weight. You will gain lean muscle. You will look better. You will be stronger. You will be faster. You will be happier!
1. Do not eat dairy. This includes butter, cheese (hard and soft), yogurt (even Greek) and milk (including cream in your coffee or tea).

2. Do not eat grains. This includes bread, rice, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, corn and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa and sprouted grains.
3. Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds (soy, black, kidney, etc.), peas, lentils, and peanuts. (No peanut butter, kids.)
4. Do not eat or add sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc.
5. Do not eat processed foods. This includes protein shakes, processed bars (like Zone bars), dairy-free creamers, etc.
6. Do not drink alcohol, in any form.
7. Do not eat white potatoes. It’s kind of arbitrary, but one, they’re a nightshade, and two, sweet potatoes and yams are a more nutrient-dense option, so go for those instead.  (On that note, if you have serious inflammation issues likearthritis, you may want to consider avoiding all nightshades for 45 days.)

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