Paleo Point System

Jan 10th, 2011

Category: CrossFit

Paleo Point System

We have added 2 7:30 classes on Monday and Wednesday nights, and a 11am on Saturdays. There will be a 7:30 class tonight if anyone is interested.

Paleo Challenge Point System

In your journal you should have a daily log of your food intake. Every week you start with 100 points. For every cheat that you have during the week you need to subtract 5 points per serving.

  • Cheats constitute:
    • All Dairy
      • Milk in coffee is only -1
      • Non-fat greek yogurt is -3 instead of -5
    • Grains- Rice, bread, pasta, cake, cookies, cereal ect.
      • Oatmeal is the only exception (still a cheat, but you may subtract 3 instead of 5) if prepared with no added sugar.
    • Legumes- Peanuts, soy beans, lima beans, kidney beans, ect.
    • Packaged/processed food
    • Fast food
    • Artificial sweetener
    • Soft drinks and juices
    • Added sugar
    • Alcohol other than red wine and tequila
    • Each day that you take 2.5g of fish oil add 2 points. You want high-dose fish-oil. CVS brand isn’t going to cut it.
    • Each day that you come to CrossFit add 3 points
      • You do not get double points for double workouts
    • If you workout outside of CrossFit add 3 points– walking, the elliptical, and bicep curls DO NOT COUNT! You know what is worth doing at this point, don’t cheat!
    • If you take a rest day, but you still dedicate 20+ minutes to foam rolling, stretching, and/or trigger point work add 3 points. **If you stretch and roll for an hour it is still 3 points. The mobility points are only for time spent outside of class. This includes before class, after class, and at home.**

    VERY IMPORTANT

    • You are not following the Paleo diet if you are not consuming any fruits or vegetables. Each day that you eat less than 3 servings of fruits and vegetables subtract 10 points.


    DISCUSSION 7 Comments

    1. Amy 01/11/2011 at 6:18 pm

      Hey Pete. So the brand really doesn’t matter as much as the dosage. You want to consume more concentrated, distilled fish oil that has a high EPA-DHA content. It is recommended to consume at least 2.5g/day, and as Crossfitter we can use even a little more than that after we workout as hard as we do. With brands like CVS you are only getting a small amount of EPA/DHA and then the rest if just fish guts. haha. You probably need to consume 20 pills, with store-brand fish oil in comparison to 4-8 with the high-dose distilled fish oil.

    2. Pete M 01/11/2011 at 4:24 pm

      What brands of fish oil do you recommend that are reasonably priced? I’ve been doing CVS for over a year, but apparently that’s not going to cut it….

    3. Allison 01/11/2011 at 2:36 pm

      Is organic honey acceptable in moderation?

    4. Goose 01/11/2011 at 1:22 pm

      green tea is ok!

    5. Joe 01/10/2011 at 7:09 pm

      The bicep curls won’t cut it, but I would assume tabata ShakeWeight-shakes are acceptable.

    6. Alec 01/10/2011 at 6:55 pm

      Wait a minute, you mean I don’t earn extra points for my nightly pre-bedtime tabata bicep curls?

    7. Jaime 01/10/2011 at 3:00 pm

      By now I’m sure you are wishing you never started this paleo challenge because you are getting a million and one questions haha!
      SO just to confirm so I know I’m following, because you wrote this the other day, Greek yogurt and oatmeal after a workout is only -1 right? but otherwise its -3.
      And are green beans legumes? I just never thought of them as actual beans like other beans so can we eat them or not? Ok I’m done, I know I ask more questions that a 5 year old anyway 🙂