Nutrition Challenge!

Our nutrition challenge starts today! The challenge is simple. For six weeks, use the ZONE diet and see what happens. Simply DOWNLOAD THIS, print it out and follow it. Use THIS BLOG to ask questions, post links and report your intake. It is important to record your food intake every day. Use the blog, use a notebook, use your phone, just write it down. During this 6 week period, there will be no cheat days. You can eat just about anything with this nutrition plan, but it must be according to the correct portions. Follow the plan and you are assured fat loss, muscle gain and better performance. If you want to take it a step further, you can use strict paleo foods only. Paleo is not required.

  1. juan Reply
    I got a cold yesterday, but I will doing this. I though some might find this helpull:
  2. daniel Reply
    Thanks Juan, I'll put it up on the nutrition blog as well. Get well soon!
  3. Randall Reply
    For what it's worth I'll post my diet that I have been on for 1 1/2 months, and have seen good results. It's based on the Zone Diet and is 20 blocks (double check it and don't take my word for it!). I'm a 200lb male. For me it is very good, and very simple to follow as I don't have to worry much about food. I'll give an overview, then I'll break it down. Overview: I wake up in the morning and have a "shake" for breakfast, then I prepare my food for the day in a large Zip Lock container. I eat that all day/evening. I have half a cup of oatmeal in the evening, and then my "shake" before going to bed. Food: This is all the food that I need to buy to sustain life..haha...I figure it costs me about $7 dollars a day. I buy most everything from Costco. I know that I could go healthier on the chicken, but I don't give a shit :) Costco- Pre-cooked chicken breast (Kirkland brand, comes in two 16oz packages that are attached), walnuts, olive oil, avocados, oatmeal, fresh broccoli. Publix- Golden Raisins, almond milk Shake 1: 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup oatmeal, 1 scoop protein powder...blend and enjoy :) Meals: Take a Zip Lock "Tupperware" container. Put in 6 cups broccoli. Add a little water and put in microwave for 8 minutes. Dump broccoli into strainer and put chicken (1 bag, 16oz) in micro for 1 1/2 minutes. Take out and add the broccoli. Add 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup golden raisins, 1/2 avocado, 2 tbls olive oil. Put the top on...shake it...You are good to go for the day! I put it in my backpack with a fork and just eat when I'm hungry. **NOTE** I spread this out till night time. Evening/Pre-workout: 1/2 cup oatmeal Shake 2 (before bed): 1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop protein powder. Random notes: -I do stay a little hungry on this diet and am going to toy with more blocks in the months ahead as I would like to gain about 10 pounds. -Also..I cheat on a semi-regular basis but keep it clean overall so the cheating doesn't matter too much :) -I do CF about 2-3 times a week and BJJ (not much lately though/injuries) -When I do a workout I also use a recovery drink with BCAAs and protein powder. When I first tweaked my diet my stats were: 202 lbs, 9.6% body fat, 18.2 lbs BF, 183.9 lbs LBM Current (less than 6 weeks later): 200.4 lbs, 7.2% BF, 13.2 lbs BF, 187.2 lbs LBM I should also note that I'm 36, on HRT (maintain all levels in normal range), and am far from a great CFer!haha I hope my breakdown here can help some people out. If nothing else it may just give some people some good ideas. If anyone has any questions, I'm far from an expert, but let me know and I'll help however I can!
  4. daniel Reply
    Thanks for sharing Randall! Great concoction there. Is that your everyday deal or just an example?
  5. Randall Reply
    Thanks Dan, and no problem! I pretty much eat it every day. I am capable of getting tired of meals, but for some reason I don't get tired of this one. I've actually been doing this for months, but just recently tweaked the portions as I was too high on the walnuts and olive oil before. Like I said, I cheat randomly as well, but am pretty good overall :)

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