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Life post Challenge – Week 1 Desserts

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Life post Challenge – Week 1 Desserts

Don't ruin all of the progress you guys have achieved over 10 weeks!

Warm-Up: 50 Double-Unders, 20 Deep Lunges, 20 Push Ups, 10 Wide Squats, 10 Narrow Squats

2 min. LaX ball in VMO (tear drop muscle of the quad)

2 min. LaX ball in calf

BP: 5×3

MetCon – 3 RNFT:

Max Reps BW BP

Rest 1 min.

Max Reps Strict Chin-Ups

Rest 1 min.

-The life post-paleo challenge can be quite fickle. Settling into a routine where you maintain a 90/10% paleo/nonpaleo lifestyle can be a difficult cat to skin. Over the next few weeks I will offer some advice that helps me sustain a paleo life, while maintaining my sanity. We’ll start out with a simple, and easily adoptable, tip to use to help fight those cravings.

Week 1 – As your taste buds have been sharpened over the past 10 weeks to taste the slightest hint of sugar, it’s still more than likely that you will meet your old friend Mr. Sweet Tooth sooner or later. Here are some ways in which you can stay away from the dag nastiest of cheats.

1.       Carry gum with you: It’s waaaay better than eating a cheesecake and you’ll be extremely surprised how satisfying it is.

2.       Don’t keep Paleo-friendly sweets in the house: If you’re going to bake a Paleo cake, or eat Paleo ice cream (go coconut ice cream over almond ice cream) then plan for it and do not have them readily available. Try to limit yourself to no more than one treat every other week.

3.      If/when you cheat, don’t use that as an excuse to do it again: One cheat won’t change a lot, yes. But think of this as a slippery slope or a gateway snack. One leads to the other. You are all infants in your Paleo lifestyle, so don’t underestimate the power of processed carbs. Dust yourself off, and get back on.

4.       If you eat something very unPaleo, pick a smaller portion: Especially if it is a rich dessert, you will find these things not so great as they used to be. Smaller portions and bites will satisfy your cravings like large helpings used to.

-Add your own hints and tips about sweets to the comments!!

Coach CBo

By | 2017-04-25T14:39:20+00:00 January 19th, 2011|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|2 Comments


  1. Ben January 20, 2011 at 10:31 am

    “gateway snack” hahaha, love it.

  2. Rise Up January 20, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Yeah, I remember when I thought a piece of candy or one cookie wouldn’t hurt. Then you hit rock bottom and find yourself curled up on the couch knocking down a box of Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls or Devil Squares. Thank goodness I had a Crossfit/Paleo intervention.

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