The Paleo Challenge has come and gone and the attention to our diets that it always brings may also be waning – or is it?
This is actually the time that we’re really curious about when all of the excitement has died down, the fun of communal suffering (outside of the gym of course) is less and people are left to their own devices.
If the CPC bbq’s that have been thrown this summer are any indication, then people are still eating in a relatively Paleo manner.
Please take a minute and chime in below with what your diet looks like now after going through the challenge a few months back. I know for both myself and Eric, we’re still eating 85% Paleo. Yep, we’ll grab a beer or two on a Friday night, maybe have a sandwich on Saturday’s after the work week is done and things like that, but for the most part, all of our meals fall in line.
One of the more interesting aspects of a dietary shift that Eric brought up after Ali and I spent a week “eating like shit” (my words, not his) for a week in Mammoth was this – conventionally speaking we didn’t actually eat that poorly. Due to not wanting to blow a lot of money eating out at each meal, Ali and I bought a large loaf of sourdough bread from Shatz’s, 2 pounds of organic cold cuts, organic lettuce and tomotoes, mayo, mustard, and some pickles and we ate the vast majority of our meals as sandwiches.
He pointed out that we really ate quite healthily, minus the bread. To us though, a week of eating bread made us feel like we’d thrown the whole dietary concern right out the window when in fact we probably ate better than 95% of the people in the greater Mammoth area that weekend.
Let us know how you’re doing with your diets if you would. We’ve got another Paleo Challenge on the calendar for July but want to see how long the effects of the last one have lasted.
Skill Practice: Air Squat
Clean – (advanced = Squat Clean only)
2 Min max air squats
2 Min rest
2 Min max sit ups