Fall Whole30 Challenge!

marcos nom nom nom
Who knew going gluten free would be so delicious? Marcos chowing down on a gluten free cupcake courtesy of Georgetown Cupcake in Bethesda (sadly, not Whole30 approved).
While it may be hard to believe, summer is officially over, which means that the holiday season is right around the corner. Therefore, it’s time to hit the reset switch after the past few months of likely over-indulgence on good food and booze to help everyone lean out proactively before we all bulk up between Thanksgiving and New Years.
Our method of choice for for getting lean, mean, and healthy is the Whole30. What exactly is the Whole30? It is simply 30 days of eating only WHOLE FOODS. So no processed food, sugar, alcohol, sweeteners, grains, dairy, soy, or legumes. What can you eat? Essentially meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit, starchy roots and tubers, nuts, and seeds.
Everyone that has done a Paleo/Primal dietary challenge (Whole30 or otherwise) in the past can attest to efficacy of such programs. Bottom line is this stuff will do wonders for your body composition, energy levels, mental acuity, performance, skin quality, sleep, and the list goes on. It is also a pretty darn rigorous (depending on how you currently eat) diet for 30 days. If you want to actually make some inroads on losing that stubborn body fat you can’t ever seem to shake, this is the program for you. Whole30 is also a great way to break dependencies on sugar and other addictive food substances that plague our diets and health.
We’ll go over all the specifics at our initial kickoff meeting this Sunday 12 October at 11am, so mark your calendars and make it happen. The duration of this challenge will have us wrap up close to Thanksgiving, which should be great timing for making things feasible.
You may have reservations about the whole Paleo/Primal diet concept for one reason or another (if you can call evolutionary biology and overwhelming empirical evidence a concept), but were only asking you do try something different for 30 days. Ask you yourself, what do you have to lose?

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