This is my 4th or 5th paleo challenge and I have to tell you it may take more or less than that to help you feel comfortable with preparing fresh food daily, dodging cravings, and perhaps, overcoming awkward social situations. I’m at ease during the challenges now because, from the beginning, I took the commitment and ran with it; every challenge was 100% effort, no matter how low my low points were.
Here are some tips for this week:
- Are you hungry a lot? Try to snack on meat between meals with some almonds or walnuts, plus, Eat more veggies. Vegetables are carbohydrates that slowly burn. The meat fills your tummy tank, and the veggies help maintain your energy for hours.
- Did you eat at noon, and didn’t eat anything until your evening WOD? Store some fruit in your bag. At least you’ll have some sugar to run off of for that hour. Best case scenario? You know that you’ll be hungry, so make an extra chicken strip and have it a couple hours before your workout with some nuts.
- Are you trying to find snacks after dinner? Whether it’s right or wrong, I eat some dark, 90% lindt chocolate or some red wine. The bitter/dryness helps me from craving normal desserts. If you don’t want to make that a habit, get a cup of water and that’s also cured my cravings.
How did your first week go!?
If this is your first time doing the challenge, how’d it go? Did you run into any issues? Do you feel good or feel bad? What are your goals for next week?
If this is your second time doing the challenge, how’d it go? How has it been easier this time around? Did you do anything differently for a smoother transition? What advice can you give to the newbies?
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