Nutrition Challenge

by FF Scruggs

Good afternoon Firefighters hope you’re ready for 2020! LT. Aldo Padilla has a Challenge that he thinks you are going to love.

So the Challenge is really simple Eat Real Food for the next 30 days.
WHAT DO YOU THINK I EAT BRO!!! Is probably what you said or though right now.
We all want to eat healthier but it seems to be a bigger challenge than most.

Lt. Padilla found a solution to help solve your eating healthy issue. You can follow either one or both sets of rules to see how you do.

The Basic Rules

  1. No highly processed grains like white flour. Choose whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, barley, amaranth, etc. Only 100% whole grain.
  2. No highly processed meats — hot dogs, deli meats, etc. — that contain nitrates or nitrites.
  3. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh first, frozen second. Use canned fruits or vegetables with no artificial ingredients or added sugar.
  4. Limit dairy. Choose full-fat milk and butter in small portions; 100% natural greek yogurt and cottage cheese. No add-ins.
  5. No soda or sugar-sweetened beverages.
  6. Limit alcohol to no more than one drink per day.
  7. No refined sweeteners. Eliminate high-fructose corn syrup, agave nectar or any artificial
    sweeteners.
  8. No hydrogenated oils. Steer clear of highly processed vegetable oils.
  9. No deep-fried foods or fast food. Whole, real food only.

The Advanced Rules

  1. Avoid highly processed grains. Choose only whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, barley,
    amaranth, etc. Avoid wheat and wheat-based products completely.
  2. Choose local, grass-fed, wild-caught or organic meats, if possible. Avoid meat-based products that are not cut from an animal. No processed meats with nitrates or nitrites.
  3. Buy local, in-season vegetables and fruit. Fresh first, frozen second. 100% natural canned fruits or vegetables with no artificial ingredients (e.g., canned tomatoes). Nothing with added sugar.
  4. Limit dairy. Choose full-fat milk and butter in small portions; 100% natural greek yogurt and cottage cheese. No add-ins.
  5. No soda or sugar-sweetened beverages.
  6. Limit alcohol to no more than two drinks on the weekends.
  7. No refined sweeteners. Eliminate high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, agave nectar or any artificial sweeteners.
  8. No hydrogenated oils. Avoid corn, safflower and soybean oil.
  9. No deep-fried foods or fast food. Stick with whole, real food only.

Looks like a bit of a challenge if your interested in more information about the challenge just download the PDF

Good luck !!