0930 Update

Icy out there under the snow, y’all, and the wind pickup up considerably in the past hour, NWS says heaviest is entering the region and the Tyson’s area wont be out from under the blue radar until between 2-3pm, so no classes tonight.

I’m at the gym, but the next hours are going to pile on so even I’m not hangin’ for long.

Please, be safe, stay home, eat something wonderful and mobilize your relaxus major. 🙂

No classes Monday morning or at the noon hour due to the projected driving conditions.

PLEASE drive safely if you do have to venture out.

I’ll post updates here and on our Facebook Pages concerning the evening classes after mid day and we get a feel for the tonnage of Titan’s dump.

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    Even though today will be a snow-shoveling WOD, it’s still the first day of the challenge, no? So, here’s my tip. I prepare a bunch of hard boiled eggs over the weekend to eat all week. Since my pot can’t accommodate so many eggs, I bake them. I put the raw eggs in the (cold) oven, directly on the rack, then turn the oven to 325 deg F, and keep them in there for 30 minutes. Afterwards, I put them directly into a bowl of ice and peel them when they are cool enough to handle!

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    Get it Lara! My tip of the day stems from an unfortunate bug I came down with last week, stomach-settling paleo food: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-to-eat-on-an-upset-stomach/#axzz2uvokbWVG

    For me, scrambled eggs and steamed frozen veggies w/olive oil seemed to do the trick.

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    I also like to prep for the week on Sunday night. I made these last Sunday but added some spinach to get some veggies in and had 1-2 for breakfast during the week. Very filling and delicious 🙂


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    The Challenge is on! …And I am stranded in my neighborhood. Still managed to get a workout in. But anyway, here’s my tip that I totally stole from one of the coaches a few rounds ago: freeze your leftover coffee into cubes and throw a few in the blender with some coconut milk and fresh fruit. It’s great, and it helps for those few of us who are struggling to mash a few more calories into our day.

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    A nice way to cut the stevia aftertaste from the SFH Pure Whey peach/mango flavor. Add frozen mango (available at Trader Joes) and 2 cups of chilled unsweetened coconut milk (also available at Trader Joes). Blend it up and you have a creamy smoothie.

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    Challenge accepted. I tried to cook over the weekends since learning how to cook during the evening hours (on an empty stomach) has never produced the best results. However, I have already inhaled 70% of all the food I prepared!! So far, the best part was the spaghetti squash. Coming from NL squash wasn’t on the menu, but now it is destined to become my challenge fast food: 10 minutes in the microwave and the awesomest veggie ever comes out!
    I bought a cookbook, and will be learning to make more intricate dishes along the way, discoveries will be shared. Thanks for your tips, I am absolutely going to try the coffee cubes!!

    Good luck to everyone else starting the nutrition challenge today!

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    I’m new to Paleo, so I have had a lot of questions about what is and is not Paleo as well as a need for recipes. I’ve found this site really useful for recipes and general “Is this Paleo” questions.

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    Lunch tomorrow courtesy of my private chef Liza.

    Almond Butter Chicken

    1-2 lbs chicken breast or chicken thighs
    1/2 cup almond butter
    2 tsp – 1 Tbsp cumin (see note below)
    1 tsp crushed garlic
    1 lime, juiced
    1/4 cup GF soy sauce/coconut aminos
    1/2 cup chicken broth

    2014 note: I changed the amounts of cumin. A couple of readers found it to be intense. Start small and work your way up!
    If you don’t have a lime, use another form of citrus (such as orange juice, lemon).
    Consider doubling the sauce, it is awesome on rice, cauliflower rice or some steamed vegetables like broccoli!
    I have also made this recipe in the oven and on the stove top. It turns out great!
    You can cook the sauce with the chicken or on its own, you decide.
    Add a little ginger or red pepper flakes for some heat!

    1. Spray a 4quart slow cooker. Put the chicken into the bottom and add the almond butter.
    2. Add cumin and garlic.
    3. Squeeze in lime, and add soy sauce/coconut aminos and chicken broth.
    4.. Stir as well as you can to combine (the almond butter will be clumpy, and that’s just fine).
    5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for about 4 hours.
    6. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice and vegetables.

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    Day one of the Challenge but really this is going on week two as I used the past week to get acclimated to the change in diet and the dietary rules set forth. I’m glad for the past week as it is not been something easy for me to change. I found myself hungry often the first few days after cutting out the things I knew I wouldn’t be able to have ( like Syntha-6, Greek yogurt and granola, nondescript cheese etc) but not having a replacement thought out. Lunch has been the toughest as I usually would just have a deli meat sandwich. I tried salads with a protein a couple of days but that didn’t seem to fill me for long so my tip is to make a conscious effort to have leftovers when planning your dinner meals to have something to take with you to work.

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