In conjunction with other local CrossFit affiliates (14 total affiliates), we will be participating in a Rochester wide nutrition challenge! You have the opportunity to compete against the community at large and friends from other gyms right at NOVA. Although, winning is fun (and so are prizes)…it is not the only point. We are harnessing the energy of the community to inspire and motivate a lifelong change. This is the first of it’s kind, and we are really excited about the potential change we can create as an even larger community!
How Long: 7-week nutrition challenge – Open to members of participating gyms only & registration closes on 9/27.
When: October 5th – November 21st
Participants will need to choose 1 of the nutrition plans to follow for the challenge.
Participants can either earn 1 point or 0 points per day for nutrition based on if they met the standards for their nutrition plan. If participants are following the macro-tracking plan they can vary 2% over or under each macro of the day and still earn 1 point. If participants want to earn an extra point for the day they can choose to eat clean (based on the list) and count their macros for the day. Each participant will have specific macros determined for him or her at the start of the challenge. We will be using My Fitness Pal to Keep track of daily macro count. Participants will enter scores by Monday Night for the previous week.
Enter daily nutrition scores on a unified website (will be forthcoming, stay tuned & bookmark this post!)
Clean Eating List: foodlist – Review this list thoroughly if you plan to go with this eating option. This is a very yummy and doable list.
Why Clean Eating? – A diet focused on nutritional dense foods that tend to be less problematic (inflammatory), give your body the building blocks to maintain a healthy hormonal status. This means higher metabolism, greater mental clarity, less sickness, and greater well-being. Plus you don’t have to measure.
Limitations of “Clean Eating” –
Marco Counting: How to find your Macros – This chart will give you all you need to calculate your macros if you choose to go this route.
Why Macro Counting? – Helps you learn how to “quantify” food. This can be really helpful for portion control (getting enough or reducing calories for goals), lets you continue eating the foods you already eat.
Limitations of “Macro Counting”
We will be having a Info session (September 26th at 12pm, about an hour) to answer all your questions and set you up for success. Please read the food list, read/complete macro chart, and have questions ready. All people should have macros done so we can tweak things if need be and not start everyone from scratch (that will take too long). You don’t have to be signed up to attend this. Use this meeting as a way to determine if you want to get healthier with the rest of us!
Weekly Lifestyle challenges: Each week, we will give you a lifestyle challenge to incorporate in your day to day life. These are meant to accentuate your life in a positive way. There is no challenge on the first week, let’s just focus then on getting the right foods in us. This will be 100% on the honor system.
Weekly Workouts: Videos will be released weekly with standards and mobility. Please do your best to attend the scheduled workouts for the challenge, as make ups will be hard to schedule!
Winners will be determined by a combination of all scores.
Prizes will be presented to:
Scores will be determined by:
If you have any burning questions that can’t wait until the Q&A session, please post them in our private FB group or message Adam directly. I’m sure many of you will have the same question(s).
Adam Cristantello of NOVA Fitness
Brian Lelli of CrossFit Chili