CROS3FIT Nutrition Challenge FAQs

Q: Do I have to log my food in MyFitnessPal?

A: No, you do not have to but it is strongly recommended - at least for the first few weeks. Sometimes it is very eye-opening for people to see what they are actually consuming in a given day... and not just because they could be eating too much - often people who work out as hard as we do are actually eating too little and do not realize it! Also, learning to have a good balance of macronutrients is very valuable for health and performance. While logging isn't mandatory for the challenge, please try it! At the very least you can do it to earn your daily participation point :)


Q: If I eat a "forbidden" food, do I lose my +5 points for the day (for following rules) AND lose 2 points for each one I consume? 

A: Yes!! If you do not follow the rules for the day, you lose the 5 rules points... those are all or nothing. IN ADDITION, for each forbidden food you consume, you lose 2 points. So, if you follow all the rules for the day you get a total of +5 points for following. If you eat a cookie, your daily rules points would be -2. If you have two beers, your daily rules points would be -4... etc.


Q: Does my workout have to be a crossfit WOD to count and earn points?

A: No! You can do any kind of workout and it counts!



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2018 CROS3FIT Nutrition Challenge

Ready to get the new year off to a healthy start? Join the S3 community for our CROS3FIT Nutrition Challenge for motivation, support, resources, results, and a chance to win prizes!

Please attend the informational meeting at Crossfit S3 on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 11am-noon (if you are unable to attend, email Becky for a challenge information packet). Coach Stewart and Coach Rachel will be going over all the details then! Bring your smartphones and/or laptops to set up the My Fitness Pal application together.


Challenge Information:

January 8th - March 4th (that's 8 weeks!!)


This will be an eight-week long challenge, the reason being that we want to encourage new habits and consistency - not just a four-week quick fix. This challenge is a chance for folks to “reset” after all of the holiday fun, but also make longer term lifestyle changes. Nutrition is a critical component of health and results in the gym. No matter how hard you try, you cannot out-train a bad diet. This is not simply a weight loss challenge. It is for anyone looking to see positive changes in their performance, energy levels, mood, body fat percentage, and biomarkers, amongst many other things. 

Participants are encouraged to track their food intake using My Fitness Pal (coaches will explain how to set up, customize macros, and use the app at the informational meeting on January 6th). Individuals will be required to track daily points and submit their weekly point totals on Monday mornings (form to be provided for the submission). Winners will receive cash prizes and will be determined by overall highest points earned (both male and female) as well as a coach's choice winner based on coach evaluation of participation, effort, and results. The rules are simple: no sugar, artificial sweeteners, or alcohol. Stevia, maple syrup, honey and agave are allowed.

Points will be calculated as follows:

1. Daily point system (50% of total)

  •  +5 per day for following rules (35 total available/week)
  • +1 per day workout (6 total available/week) OR +1 per active recovery/mobility/rest day (2 available/week) Example: If you work out 4 days in a week and rest 3 days, you would get a total of 6 points. If you work out 5 days and rest 2 days, you would get a total of 7 points. If you work out 3 days and rest 4 days, you would get a total of 5 points, etc.
  • +2 per day for participation in FB/MFP (14 total available/week)
  • -2 for each “forbidden” item consumed (i.e. 1 beer is -2, 2 cookies is -4, etc)

2. Inbody scan results (50% of total)

  • +1 point for each % of body fat lost
  • +1 point for each % of muscle gained

Ready to join the challenge? Sign up here!


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