It’s day 1 of the 30 Day Nutrition Challenge! Hopefully it got off to a great start for everybody and you’re ready to get the ball rolling! Here are just a few things that have come up regarding the challenge.
Can I have coffee?
Yes, coffee and tea are fine as long as they are unsweetened. Add some lemon juice to tea if you need it. If you can’t stand black coffee and miss your creamer, then try bulletproof coffee. Pour your cup of coffee into a blender with a spoonful of coconut oil and a dash of cinnamon. Blend it for a few seconds. The coconut oil blends in and leaves you with a creamy coffee drink that isn’t oily at all.
Are there any milk substitutes I can have?
Almond milk and coconut milk are fine as long as they are unsweetened and unflavored. The best way to go is to get canned coconut milk in the Asian food section of the grocery store because there are zero additives.
What about protein powder?
Although protein powder isn’t paleo, it’s allowed on the challenge. That being said, this is a good time to test out your protein powder and see if it’s something you really do need. Cut it out for a few days and notice if you feel any better or if there’s no difference at all. Why take it if it’s not helping? Also, be sure you’re eating real meals as often as possible and not using protein shakes as a meal replacement.
What if I’m out of town and can’t get to the gym for the WOD points?
Do a WOD in your hotel room! Submit what you did in the “Comments” section of the journal and you can still get your WOD points for the day.
How do I eat out?
There are lots of places you can still go and eat clean. At burger places, get a burger without the bun and load it up with veggies. At Mexican food places, go for fajitas and just ask for no tortillas or sides. Top the meat and veggies with salsa and guacamole and you’re good to go! At steakhouses get a steak and sweet potato. There is PLENTY to eat without having to order a boring grilled chicken salad at every single restaurant.