5 Super Important Points of the Superhuman40 Challenge
Everyone is asking about our latest Superhuman40 Challenge. Here are some of the most common questions.
Do I have to track what I eat? Is this challenge paleo, macros, Whole30? What foods can’t I have? Can I have wine?
So far I’ve been treating information about the challenge much like I would treat the details about an upcoming WOD…saving the juicy details for after you decide to show up.
As you guys know, sometimes details about an upcoming WOD or challenge only discourage you from committing. We end up making wrongful judgments about what we think we know is going to play out. I just need you to care enough about improving from where you currently are, and all those judgements won’t matter.
Regardless of whether you sign-up for the challenge or not, I want you to get better. I want you to feel what’s it’s like to be Superhuman.
I’ve boiled down my 5 main points that everyone taking a Superhuman40 Challenge MUST know and follow to succeed.
1. Eat real food that was grown by the earth, not made in a factory (including animals). Shop the outer edges, the cold sections of your grocery store. Fill your fridge, not your pantry. Center your meals around vegetables, followed by an approved protein source, cooked/dressed in healthy fats, with select carb sources as needed to fill your energy requirements.
2. Start treating food like fuel, cut ties emotionally. Everything you eat or drink should have a purpose. Break our addiction to sugar, and begin to operate on fat (ketones). Realize sugar is in everything and makes food an emotional subject for us. Eliminate wheat/gluten/bread products. Eat well-rounded meals, not snacks. Meal prep and plan.
3. Drink more water and cut out all liquid sugar and empty calories. No soda, beer, alcohol, sugary coffee drinks, or even fruit drinks that appear health conscious. Hunger cravings are often due to thirst. Water (sometimes with added sodium/electrolytes) will help you get through the initial rough patches of eliminating sugary foods.
4. Move and sweat every day. Use high intensity workouts at least 4x/week (CrossFit or BeachFit) to forge adaptation and muscle growth. Get adequate rest to match your work. Set aside self care time for mobility, stretching, and injury prevention. Sleep at least 8 hours each night, or as much as you need to feel great.
5. Pay attention to macros, even if you don’t count them. Only weigh and measure if it fits your lifestyle. Macronutrients are Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat. Your body needs each differently depending on your activity levels through the day. The 3-hour period (90 min before and after workouts) should contain the bulk of your carbohydrate intake for the day. Outside of that window you should be fueled by fats mostly. Protein will be more evenly distributed through the day with amounts in line with your bodyweight and goals.
So there it is, my entire Superhuman40 Challenge philosophy in a tiny, organic, non-gmo nutshell.
If you have any questions please feel free to comment below.
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Keep Living Superhuman,
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