Week Four Challenge Winner. Pullman Cancellation. Office Hours. New Challenge.




This week’s challenge winner is: JANICE MORGAN! Janice drank a whopping 1556 ounces of water this week!!!!! She will now be the proud owner of a new Hydro Flask. I love these things! They literally will keep icy water icy for 24 hours and hot liquids steaming for 12 hours. They rock! So does Janice! Pick up your prize at the gym Monday afternoon girl!!!


Like always, just because this week’s challenge is over the water intake should not be. All of this is cumulative. So at this point we should be trying to be eating WHOLE, non-ingredient foods, omitting alcohol and sugar, eating a TON of vegetables and drinking a bunch of water. Which we are of course doing. Right?


This week’s challenge is: NO GRAINS

WTF***? Tara, I thought you said WHOLE grains were ok?!?!??!!? Yup, they are. In moderation and particularly after exercise. However, they get abused. IE, the easily become the main source of carbohydrates in our diet and pack less nutrients per punch than say, VEGETABLES. This challenge is not to exclude grains permanently but to experiment and see if taking them out helps you FEEL better. That being said we must then be conscious of re-fueling the fire (especially after exercise) with our starchier plant carbohydrates.

You all are in luck because it’s winter squash season. There are a ton of plant varieties of starchy carbs to use in place of your grains. Examples are: Spaghetti Squash, Acorn Squash, Butternut, Turnip, Parsnip, Rutabega, Potatoes (all varieties), Celery Root, Yucca, Beets, Apples, Pears, Berries, Bananas, Carrots, Chickpeas, Black Beans….on and on for infinity. This is also a GREAT week to experiment with tools like a spiralizer, food processor or mandolin to create textures that  you’ve been using grains to fill.


SO, this will be scored as (-) points per serving of grains/flour etc.

If you try new vegetables (NEW TO YOU) you will get a (+) point. Highest points wins for the week. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!


This Week’s Office Hours:

Tuesday 5:30-7:45 PM

Thursday 5:30-7:45 PM

Friday 8:00-10:00 AM

Saturday 8:00-9:00 AM


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