Saturday 3/2

Food Challenge Re-Test!

1 Mile Run

Rest 4 Min


In 90 sec. Max Rep Clean & Jerk @ 95/65

Remember that if you can’t make it in to re-test today you’ll have until Tuesday to check in with one of the coaches, re-test your workout and get measured again.

From what we’ve seen so far, the people who have been in to re-test have seen some pretty great things. Especially when you consider that it’s only been a month. Imagine if this weren’t simply a food challenge that you bought into because you knew at the end of it you’d be able to have all the beer, loaves of bread and buckets of ice cream you wanted at the end. Imagine how you would look and feel if you were able to keep on this same track even 80% of the time.

I say this because most of the research shows that 80% compliance with this type of lifestyle gives you nearly all the same results you can expect to see with 100% compliance. I say nearly all because there are still people who will be much better off without gluten and dairy in their systems and those things take longer (especially gluten) to work out of your system. So long that even a weekly cheat meal containing gluten keeps your body from ever really ridding itself of the issues.

Regardless, if you’ve felt better during this challenge, if you’ve noticed a difference in how your clothes fit or how you’ve performed during workouts, maybe it’s time to reevaluate what you consider “normal” eating and look to make some real lifestyle changes for the betterment of your long term health.

AND… Almost on cue, THE New York Times posted this article from Mark Bittman on Wednesday.

It’s the Sugar, Folks

Sugar is indeed toxic. It may not be the only problem with the Standard American Diet, but it’s fast becoming clear that it’s the major one.A study published in the Feb. 27 issue of the journal PLoS One links increased consumption of sugar with increased rates of diabetes by examining the data on sugar availability and the rate of diabetes in 175 countries over the past decade. And after accounting for many other factors, the researchers found that increased sugar in a population’s food supply was linked to higher diabetes rates independent of rates of obesity.

In other words, according to this study, it’s not just obesity that can cause diabetes: sugar can cause it, too, irrespective of obesity. And obesity does not always lead to diabetes.

Follow the link above for the whole story.

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