Nutrition Challenge 2020

For 30 days this winter we will attempt to reset our bodies, create healthy habits, and increase performance.
Neil Curran
September 18, 2020

CrossFit CE

New Year Partner Nutrition Challenge

1/6/2019 – 2/2/2019

Real Food. Not Too Much. Mindful Habits.

For 30 days this winter we will attempt to reset our bodies, create healthy habits, and increase performance. From January 6th until February 3rd we will partake in our annual Nutrition Challenge. This year our goal is to keep it simple, because thats what food should be! We will be following similar guidelines to the Whole 30 – using daily and weekly points to keep track of our progress.

This year will be slightly different though. How?!

The points will be as follows:


Points will be earned on a daily or weekly basis depending on the goal – with an opportunity of 20 points a week.

Health Foods

1 point daily

Eat Real Food

Real food was once alive and doesn’t come from a box or container. If it has a long shelf life it is a man-made, edible, food-like substance – not food.


1 point daily

Not Too Much

Not Too Much means 3-4 meals a day, no seconds, no snacking. Portion control containers and meal prepping are great options to stay mindful of how much you are consuming.


1 point daily

Food Tracking

Food Tracking is the first step to being mindful and honest about exactly just how much and what you are eating. It is not as time consuming as you think (you’re already on your phone how much a day?!) and can really get you thinking about serving sizes and food choices.


1 point daily

Sleeping 6+ hours

Sleep is more important than working out. No amount of working out can undo the negative effects of a poor night’s sleep.


1 point daily

Drinking enough water

Water is important to stay hydrated, aide digestion, and help with a feeling go being full. The amount of water you consumer should be 1/2 oz for every lb that you weigh. ie: 150 lbs = 75 ox of water


5 points weekly

Working out 3 or more times

Working out is something you already do, so let’s keep at it! While we know nutrition is a key part in health and fitness – we also know the importance of a good work out. We want to see you in the box 3 or more times a week. This should be easy points!

$200 buy-in per team


1st- 75%  |  2nd- 25%  |  3rd- Money Back


Starts Monday January 6th
Ends Sunday February 2nd

Support Month

Start Monday February 3rd
End Monday March 2nd

** $200 price breakdown = $40 a team for Challenge and $160 a team for Support Month. Challenge winners will take percentage of the $40 per team/however many teams participate. Winnings will go towards next month of membership.


Food List


The leaner the better. Grass-fed and organic are ideal. Wild-caught cold water fish are best.


We want to have nutrient-dense carbohydrates. Fruits and these starchy carbs will do that for us.


To keep it simple, if it’s a vegetable eat it. Diversify what vegetables are on your plate from meal to meal and you are all set.


A serving size of fat is the size of your thumb. There are the healthy options like avocado, grass-fed butter, olive and avocado oil, and fish oil.


“What About” Foods

These are foods that people commonly ask about. “What about this food?”

How Do We Keep Track of Points?

After you have signed up with Coach Dana and paid the buy in you will be sent a link to a Google spreadsheet to keep track of points. For the competitors out there – points are based on the honor system. Remember – you’re only cheating yourself out of progress by adding points that weren’t truly completed.

Should I Weigh In or take “Before and Afters”?

Yes, the winner of this challenge will be the person with the most points at the end. The goal of this challenge is more based off of creating healthy habits and being mindful of what you eat. However, one of the benefits of the challenge for many of you will be losing some weight. So we want to keep track of weight for you so you can see what changing nutrition can really do! Before and After pictures are great as well to show you changes that you might not necessarily see on the scale!

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