The #800g Challenge

Welcome to the #800gChallenge! We are partnering with OptimizeMe Nutrition for a 4-week nutrition challenge to start the holiday season off right. Read below for all the details

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The Challenge

Eat 800 grams (g) of fruits and vegetables a day. No foods are off-limits, but you only count your fruits and vegetables towards challenge points. Raw, cooked, canned, frozen; doesn’t matter!  If you can weigh it as a standalone and unprocessed fruit or vegetable, you can count it.

What does not count: Wine, fried produce (excluding Crave meals bc we know that is cooked in quality oil & breaded with a root or nut flour).

You can eat the fruits and vegetables you like while adhering to other nutritional targets. Your choices can be higher carb, lower carb, all fruit, perfect Paleo: it’s up to you.

So why 800g? It’s associated with increased health and is a simplified way to hit those recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.

Challenge Dates

Oct 15 - Nov 11, 2018

Points

  • 2 points are awarded for eating 800 grams of fruits and/or vegetables in a day. You do not get extra points for any amount over 800g.

  • 1 additional point is awarded for “diversity”: when 6 or more fruits and/or vegetables are used to hit your daily 800g total (where each of these 6+ items has to have a minimum of 25g). Hitting 800g is a day is a prerequisite to being eligible for this point.

  • 1 point is also awarded for working out at CrossFit Align (max 5 points per week). A run on your own or workout in your home gym does. not. count.

Winner

We will award one month of free membership to the person with the highest point total at the end of the 4 weeks. We’ll also have a few runner-up prizes. 

Cost

  • $25 per person

Sign-up

  • Here

  • You must sign up by midnight on Friday, Oct 12th midnight. No sign-ups can occur after that date. None. 

  • Further instructions for score logging will be emailed on Saturday, Oct 13th.

Friends/Family

  • CrossFit Align members’ spouses, significant others or roommates can play along, too. Get the whole house onboard to stay motivated throughout the challenge.

  • The same rules apply, except no workout points are awarded and there is no prize in the unaffiliated group.


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