Whole30 Nutrition Challenge

We are proud to introduce the 2016 Goose Island CrossFit Whole30 Challenge.  

This is going to be a community event, and we will measure progress and give out prizes. We want to answer a few questions, so that you can get started. 

When does it start?

You can start as early as today and as late January 7th. The event will officially end on February 7th with a Super Bowl Party. We created a window for people to start so that they can plan appropriately for the commitment.  

What do I have to do to be eligible for a prize?

You will need to weigh in, register your body fat percentage and get some measurements taken (Chest, Waist and Hips) by a coach before a class. We will use progress in these categories as well as retesting a WOD from the first week to determine the winners. There will be a balance of judging improvement in performance and measurements.

What can I eat?

During this challenge, we will temporarily be eliminating:

Grains, Dairy, Sugars (sugar, sweeteners, honey, etc.), Legumes, Processed Food, Alcohol

To reset our taste buds and make room for the foods you can eat, which are:

Meat, Eggs, Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts, Seeds and Healthy Fats

Starches like sweet potatoes and potatoes are completely acceptable. 

Why should I do it?

This question is difficult to answer with a blanket statement, because doing it can improve so many aspects of your life, and only you know what makes it worth it to you. But if you have any interest in cutting down on craving, or changing the way you feel about food, you should do it. If you are tired of feeling fatigued and bloated all the time, you should do it. If you want to change the way you eat in a sustainable way, you should do it. If you’re chasing down a new CrossFit goal, you should do it. If you’re trying to improve your sleep or focus or mood this year, you should do it. If you just feel off after holidays, you should do it.

It’s just 30 days.

Will I be alone?

Not at all! There will be a large group of people from the gym doing it together. We will share recipes and even have a cooking party to help people learn how to make this a sustainable lifestyle! 

Check in with a coach to get started this week at the gym!