Getting Summer Ready with the 21-Day Primal Challenge

Published 07/20/2017

In January, a group of our clients committed to our first 21-Day Primal Challenge of the year. Through nutrition guidance and support, these folks established healthy lifestyle habits that helped them lose weight, gain strength and improve their sleep and digestion. After witnessing our clients shed inches and pounds, we couldn't think of a better way to kick off the summer season than with another 21-Day Primal Challenge!

New to the primal lifestyle? Learn the fundamentals here.  

The Challenge:

Eat real, whole food.

We nixed most gluten, sugar, grains and processed foods for 21 days. Instead, we opted for quality proteins (grass-fed meat, pasture-raised poultry and wild caught fish), lots of vegetables and fruit, healthy fats and even sensible indulgences like dark chocolate.  

Lift heavy things.

We practiced full-body movements, like deadlifts and squats, one to two times per week.

Walk.

We aimed for three hours of walking (or other slow movement) per week.

Sprint.

We aimed for one all-out sprint session per week.

Get some sun.

We aimed for one hour of sunlight per week.

Prioritize sleep. 

We aimed for 8 hours every night. Simple, but important!

Play.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We encouraged our clients to combat the stress of adulthood and tap into their inner child with at least one hour of play per week.

The Results:

Weight loss:

  • Most pounds lost: 6.25 (Lisa D.)
  • Average pounds lost: 2.6

Improved body composition:

  • Greatest number of inches lost: 7.25 (Cathy K.)
  • Average number of inches lost: 4.1

Increase in physical fitness:

  • Greatest increase in hang time: 65 seconds (Diane F.)
  • Average increase in hang time: 36%

Interested in going primal? Stay tuned for details about our next 21-Day Primal Challenge!

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