Contributed by Coach Karen
One of the phrases oft-repeated during my years working in, and consulting for, large corporations was You don’t know what you don’t know. When it comes to the EAD / CFAH / CFAX 30 Day Paleo Challenge, a better turn of that phrase is You only know what you know.
The 30 Day Challenge guidelines, based on the ground-breaking research of Loren Cordain, and packaged in a consumer-friendly way by Robb Wolf and former CrossFit affiliate owners Melissa & Dallas Hartwig (aka, Whole9), are strict to help redefine what you know about how your body responds to the food choices you make.
Eating for many people is rote behavior. I’m no psychic, but give me a three-day food log and I can generally predict your longer term eating pattern. An entrenched eating pattern yields a steady state body reaction; how you feel is how you feel; it’s your normal; it’s what you know. One of the reasons we ask you to complete the Pre-Challenge Questionnaire is to put a set of metrics around how you feel, and it’s always interesting to see how those metrics change against the Post-Challenge Questionnaire.
Building a strict Paleo plate for 30 days is designed to break the routine, and help you redefine what you know about how your body responds to what you eat. Your body requires time to recalibrate, and your brain demands time to process and provide feedback. Start and stick with a clean plate for the next 30 days and you will be well on your way to defining an entirely new you.
Today’s Question: The 30 Day Paleo Challenge — Easier than you expected?
Food For Thought: Grandma’s Wheat It Ain’t.