On Saturday Feb 16th, our Northpoint neighbours Cafe Blasta will launch their Paleo menu options with an event entitled “Paleo Living – The Healthy Option”. This event will feature free paleo food samples and 2 guest speakers to give infomative talks on the Paleo lifestyle.
Rachel Macmanus of SwingFit is dedicated Paleo practitioner, a competitive athlete and a seasoned fitness professional. She will talk on how Paleo can help with sports performance and energy levels.
Louise O’Mahony is a Nutritional Scientist who will highlight the benefits of following a primal eating pattern and answer questions you may have regarding the nutritional pros and cons.
On the strength of this event, we are posing a challenge for everyone out there to take on. 40 days starting from Monday 18th Feb (which takes you up to Easter weekend) of Paleo food, regular exercise classes and records of your progress. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered in a draw for €200 of Shopping Vouchers because if you stick to the challenge, you’re gonna need some smaller clothes
Here are the rules:
Rule 1: 40 days of Paleo eating*. That means no grains, no dairy and no processed sugar. In order to prove that you’re being good, we need you to post regular food diaries on the “40 day Paleo fitness Challenge” Facebook Group Page. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just a quick snap of your meals and a brief description.
Rule 2: Regular Exercise Classes. You will be required to do 2 exercises classes per week at K2C. There are over 140 classes per week on the K2C Schedule so no excuses – there’s something for everyone. There will be a list of challenge participants at reception and a member of K2C will tick you off each time you train. 2 classes per week for the 40 days satisfies rule 2.
Rule 3: Before & After Report. On completion of the challenge, we’d like you to post a before and after report. A before and after pic with approx 50 words describing how the challenge was for you and what you achieved.
*The Paleo diet consists of vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, spices, herbs, meat and fish. The strict paleo does not allow root vegetables but we allow these in the variation we call “The Irish Paleo” (we can’t do without potatoes). Excluded are grain, processed carbohydrates including breads, pastas and cereals, Refined sugars found in confectionary, yogurts, soft drinks and energy drinks and lastly dairy products.
You are allowed 1 “cheat meal” per week in which you can eat whatever you like. Bear in mind, it’s one meal and not a whole day of pigging out. Be wise with your choices!
Other than that… Enjoy!