"[The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy] looked insanely complicated, and this was one of the reasons why the snug plastic cover it fitted into had the words DON'T PANIC printed on it in large friendly letters."
Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Now, before anybody freaks out about the nutrition portion of the Lockdown, just relax, take a deep breath and settle yourself. It'll be OK. You get to eat. In fact, possibly more than you want to (which to me sounds like a great idea). You'll get a packet of info to go thru and there'll be an in-briefing before we start that will explain everything. Here are the basics:
For 45 days you'll commit to a basicPaleo eating plan - Meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch andno sugar. Easy. No weighing, no measuring. Eat a palm-sized serving of protein - meat, fish, eggs - as muchvegetable matter as you want and a good chunk of healthy fats. Do this three or four times a day,anytime it works for you. Eating regularly may be a radical idea for some of you. Get overit. This might be a lot of food for others. Ditto. There's nobody who can't do thisregardless of circumstances, life style or any other lame-ass excuse you can come up with.It just requires a little forethoughtand the commitment. We'll figure it out together. The results are so totally worth it.
The Big Bugaboo
Here's where I expect the most whining. No grains. Including but not limited to: bread, pasta, rice, amaranth, barley, oats,quinoa, rye, spelt, cookies, brownies (ouch!), donuts, PopTarts, Clif Bars, granola, etc. Oh, and alcohol. Easy, down, big fella, let me explain. Alcohol is concentrated, liquid carbohydrates and almost all of it is made from grains, the obvious exception being wine. Yes, you can do it. No, it's not impossible. All you're committing to is 45 days. People kick drug habits in less time, you can certainly live without a Twinkie. And I hate to tell you but potatoes are not a vegetable. Sorry...
If you have a little of any of these things will you die? Of course not. Will you get maximum benefits from the Lockdown? Of course not. It's up to you. This is supposed to be life changing. Why the hell are you training CrossFit if you don't want to change your life? If you finish this successfully, and, somehow, aren't happy with the results, don't see the value in what you've done, and truly want to go back, then have at it. I'll buy you the first Domino's sub. Here are the before and after pics of Robb Wolf's clients to give you and idea of what's possible. 2 days a week training CF, this eating plan, different time frames for each person, none very long. It's truly amazing. We haven't even talked about how good you're gonna feel.
This is the thumbnail. You'll have specific questions, some will be answered in the handout you'll get, the rest, ask me.