30 DAY PALEO CHALLENGE
30-Day Challenge (as written by Justin Farina)
Check out the “Revolutionary Act Manifesto” before you begin – – Revolutionary Act – Manifesto
- To expose the student to clean, whole foods, in an attempt to improve basic health parameters.
- To have students make healthy choices in relation to nutrition and lifestyle.
- To have students chronicle their experience in journal form, including meal plans, opinions, problems, and final conclusions.
- Read the following article, which outlines the eating/food parameters that must be followed: Whole30 Program – Version 4.0 Key “vitals” should be taken, but is not mandatory. If you CAN, getting a baseline of blood tests, resting HR, BP, body weight, body fat %, can be included for comparison.
- For 30 days, the student must accurately chronicle each and every meal, snack, or food item consumed in approx. quantities. Students should include sources (brand names, market/grocery store, etc.)
- Students will also journal their 30 day experience. Each day should have meal plans and a journal entry.
- At the end of the 30 day challenge, students will present a 1-2 page final conclusion, based on their experience. If baseline measurements/tests were done, another round should occur at this time and be used for comparison from Day 1.
- Typed and/or video is acceptable.
- Food Matrix – Paleo Solution Food Matrix
- 30-Day Shopping Guide – Paleo Solution – Month Shopping List
BLOOD TEST PARAMETERS:
- Fasting Insulin & Blood Glucose
- Total Cholesterol
- Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
- LDL/vLDL (ideally, a breakdown by particle size)
- HA1C (Hemoglobin A1C)
- 25-OH-D (25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Level)
- CRP (C-Reactive Protein)
- TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
- Liver Enzymes (ALT/AST/ALKP)
- Serum Ferritin Levels
- Cortisol Levels
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