1) Don’t Starve Yourself These Last Few Days– This Paleo Challenge has been more about a lifestyle change and a quick 25 day exercise in educating each of us on the paleolithic diet rather that starving our bodies to see who can lose the most weight.
Yes, it is a competition and Yes, we will have prizes but at the same time the goal is to perform well on the Post-Challenge WOD (as this is one of the criteria for judging) so not having energy would be negligent to your performance. Continue the same habits you have and stay the course til the end…
Which leads me to…
2) DO NOT… DO NOT… DO NOT… jump right back into your bad habits. I personally have a first hand experience that I can share with all of you if interested on my first Paleo Challenge. (I was the “what not to do!”)
The Challenge officially ends Thursday (or Friday/Saturday- whenever you get in for measurements and post WOD).
Have a game plan! By that I mean, know what few cheats you are going to bring back into your life, BUT don’t just eat everything bad that you can think of just because you can now.
Many symptoms can occur from adding carbs, refined sugars, processed foods, etc. back into the diet that have been deleted for the past 25 days.
The list goes on…
Some can relate to this reaction by the body. Just imagine treating your body the same way day after day after day and then suddenly shocking it with new chemicals. Things are going to happen! (not good things)
Here are a few links regarding more detailed information on the topic to get you started.