A screwdriver makes a lousy hammer. Try as you might, that nail isn’t going to go in. You’re going to swear a little bit and then give up.
Sadly, that’s much like many American’s weight loss efforts. They work like crazy to get fit only to feel like they’ve wasted months and years when their efforts don’t pay off. Then what? They give up.
That’s a very sad place to be. If only they had used the right tool for the job.
The right tool for us at CFW has been a Paleo way of eating. Our last couple of Nutrition Challenges have been tons of fun and potent for weight loss-
Last year our Lean Turkey Challenge male and female winners lost 21 and 18 pounds along with 4 and 3.75 inches respectively in 6 weeks! WOW! You can check out the challenge website- HERE
Earlier this year we partnered with Chick-Fil-A Waxahachie and had incredible results! 122 lbs lost and 13 inches off for the group and 22+ lbs and 2.5 inches for our winner- Kyle! (FYI- Kyle has lost 37 lbs to date! AWESOME JOB!!) Click HERE for the 2011 CFA Health Challenge site.
Real food gets real results- go figure.
Just about every category has a tie-in to nutrition- weight and body composition, performance, mood, blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin regulation and much more. In our experience (along with countless other coaches and nutritionists who haven’t bought into the USDA Food Pyramid and Standard American Diet) the Paleo diet improves all of these markers with no downside. In fact, about the about only challenge some of us have found is eating enough food!
So if you’re tired of counting stuff (ie calories, fat grams, etc) and sick of trying to starve the fat off your hips, then check this out:
Eat meat in the form of fish, chicken, pork and beef.
Eat fruits and veggies (more veggies than fruit especially if you’re trying to lose weight).
Eat good fat- a few nuts and seeds but don’t go crazy here- much less than a handful, coconut, coconut oil, coconut milk, olive oil, and avocados.
Eat to support activity not your mood.
Don’t eat in front of the TV. (you’ll make poor, mindless choices and/or overeat)
Shop on the outer perimeter of the grocery store. What’s good in the middle? Spices, tea, coconut milk
Buy foods that spoil but eat them before they do. (See above)
Get 8-9 hour of sleep.
Workout with weight (relatively heavy-ish) and use intensity (ie interval training, plyometrics, or just plain old speed) in smart doses.
Want more? We’re having a Paleo Nuts & Bolts Class on Wednesday, April 13th at 6pm at CrossFit Waxahachie. This class will give you all the info on Paleo How To. It’s free for CFW & BFC members and only $5 for non-members. Make plans to join us!
But I want to get into a teeny bikini this summer!
Ok here’s even more! CFW is proud to be Nutrition Partners with Dallas & Melissa Hartwig at Whole 9! Several of our members have done their Whole 30 Program to INCREDIBLE SUCCESS! Our resident Food Evangelist, Jeanye Mercer will be leading a Whole 30 Program for those interested. This class will meet once a week to help you become a Food Rockstar! For more info or to save a spot in the Whole 30 Class- email me.