Welcome to the 2017 Reign Fitness New Year Launch Page!
Here you will find…
- Information to help you navigate the next 30 days
- How The Challenge Works
- The Challenge Rules
- The Training Resources
- The Nutrition Resources
Please read through all of the information and resources.
*If you have any other questions we will be more than happy to answer all of them. Just grab a coach or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rule #1 | Strive to eat real nutrient dense foods and be more active.
Rule #2 | Avoid and Eliminate The Don’t Eat Items from your diet.
Rule #3 | Complete All Challenges and Submit Proof By Due Dates.
Rule #4 | Commit For 30 Days and Trust The Process.
Rule #5 | Have Fun!
Results: This Challenge will be scored on total…
- Bodyweight Percentage Lost (this ensures an equal opportunity for everyone)
- Inches Lost
- Reign Community involvement Online and In The Gym
- Challenge Completions
How Does The Challenge Work
Review the resources/rules and wait until January 16th, Monday when the Challenge begins and the first challenges are announced.
“A lot of challengers like to go grocery shopping to stock up for the challenge and meal prep prior to the start of challenges to ensure they are better prepared for week.”
On Monday January 16th, 2017 | Day 1…
We will announce your challenges for the week in the 2017 Reign Fitness New Year Challenge Facebook Page. You might see a physical challenge, a nutrition challenge, or often times both.
Once the challenges are announced, you will have until Sunday 9pm of the same week to complete all the challenges and submit your proof. No exceptions.
***Please submit your proofs in the comment section specified in the directions of the challenges. This will allow us to more efficiently track and record all of your results.
Proofs: Proofs almost always include a selfie of yourself along with submitting the time it took you to finish the challenge (for physical challenges)
*Tip: Use a photo app, there are a lot of FREE photo apps like PicCollage, to group photos so you only have to post 1 time. This really helps us track things more effectively not to mention, we enjoy looking at all the cool pics!
Finally, you will need to commit to working hard for 30 days!
This New Year’s Challenge Nutrition protocol is geared to help you detox from the 2016 Holiday Food Season and get you back into the groove of eating real nutrient dense foods that help fuel your body for your fitness goals.
And the best way to detox is to eliminate the things that you don’t need and give your body a chance to hit the reset button. Not only will this allow you to eliminate a ton of excess calories from your diet, it will give your body an opportunity to heal itself from foods that may have been causing inflammation, bloating, and discomfort.
“Removing certain types of foods like grains and dairy can be a little controversial as they should not be perceived as “bad food” however, many of us (myself included) can have a negative response to these types of food such as inflammation, bloating, and digestive issues. By eliminating them for a set period of time, it can help bring these negative responses to light and can help reset your body.”
What To Eliminate For The 30 Days | THE RULES
Starting January 16th, Day 1 of the Challenge you will eliminate the following:
- Sugar (both real and artificial): No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia
- Grains: wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, sprouted grains like quinoa.
- Dairy: exception is butter and ghee
- Alcohol: all alcohol even used in cooking
Important Rule: Do not try to recreate baked goods, treats, or junk foods with compliant ingredients.
What can I have? What can’t I have?
- Almond Milk: Yes
- Arrowroot Power or Tapioca Starch: Yes
- Almond Flour: Yes
- Bacon: Yes
- Bean Sprouts: Yes
- Braggs Amino Acids: No, because it is a soy product. Look for Coconut Aminos as a replacement for soy sauce and it tastes great.
- Buckwheat: No
- Cacao: Yes, but it must be 100% Cacao. Again, read your labels.
- Canola Oil: Yes, however we suggest looking for a healthier alternative.
- Carob: Yes
- Chia: Yes
- Citric Acid: Yes
- Coconut Flour: Yes
- Coconut Water: Yes, but check the labels for artificial sweeteners and other additional ingredients that may not be compliant.
- Coffee: Yes, but be careful if you like the add things to your coffee.
- Dark Chocolate: No, anything less than 100% Cacao is not compliant.
- Dates: Yes
- Flax Seeds: Yes
- Fruit Juice: Yes, as long as your reading labels and striving to be compliant. We don’t recommend fruit juice as just a beverage but we encourage you to include it in cooking and other dishes to increase the flavor in your food.
- Guar Gum: Yes
- Green Beans: Yes
- Gum: No. Gum includes artificial sweeteners.
- Hemp Seeds: Yes
- Hummus: No. Hummus is made of garbanzo beans which are a legume.
- Kombucha: Yes, but read your labels and look for artificial sweeteners and added ingredients.
- Mayonnaise: Yes, but read your labels. Soybean oil is a common ingredient in mayonnaise and it’s not compliant.
- Mustard: Yes, but be careful on what type of mustard you use. The regular mustards are usually okay but anytime it’s flavored, there is often times added sweeteners.
- Nutritional Yeast: Yes
- Potatoes: Yes
- Protein Shakes: No
- Quinoa: No. Although it may technically fit as a compliant food… It shares a lot of the same properties as foods that can give your body issues.
- Salt: Yes
- Snap/Snow Peas: Yes
We often times recommend members who struggle with food temptation to do a Pantry and Fridge Makeover.
Take a look at the food items you will be eliminating for the next 30 days, review the things that really tempt you, and then get rid of them (don’t worry you can donate food items and don’t have to throw it away).
Why get rid of it?
If you’re like me you know that if it’s in the house you’ll find a way to eat it.
However, if it’s not in the house and you’ve replaced it with a healthier option – you just utilized a strategy to help you be successful rather than relying on your own will.
Meal prepping is exactly what it sounds like. It’s preparing a series of meals in advance to make eating compliant easier.
With busy schedules, families, and other responsibilities…
Cooking and eating compliant can get time consuming. (and the last thing you want to do after a long day of work is have to cook before you eat)
So instead of trying to cook everyday, spend a couple hours on the weekend cooking up meals that you can use throughout the week. This way, you will have compliant meals throughout the week to just grab and go when you’re busy.
The Nutrition Manual
The Nutrition Manual that you will be able to download was designed to help you get started with a Paleo diet. The Paleo diet is essentially what you have after eliminating all the items on our “Don’t Eat” list with this challenge. However, this elimination diet is a bit more strict with certain sweeteners/legumes as one of it’s goals is to help your body detox.
In the Manual you will also find…
- Quick Start For Putting Together Meals
- Sample Meal Plan
*Just keep an eye out for food items that may be eliminated in our current challenge such as legumes. Almost all of the foods in these guides should be 100% compliant.
Download The Nutrition Manual ===> the-nutrition-manual <===
Paleo Do Not Eat List: A list of foods that you can not eat.
Download the Paleo Do Not Eat List Here ==> paleo-do-not-eat-list
Paleo Food List: A list of foods that you can eat. (Remember that our current challenge may prevent you from eating some of the foods on this list such as certain legumes. However, almost all the other foods will be compliant for this challenge!)
Download the Paleo Food List Here ==> paleo-food-list-pg1
We want you to stay active throughout this challenge which means making a commitment to prioritizing workouts and staying active.
But it’s more than just training.
We also want you to focus on mobilizing, stretching, and having fun!
In this manual you will find:
- Sample Training Schedule
- Rest and Recovery Information
- Outline of the Training Protocol
Download The Training Manual Here ==> thetrainingmanual