Monday, December 17, 2012

Game On! 2013

We are going to run the Game On Diet again this year. Please let me know if you are interested in participating. The Game On Diet is based on a book, which I have a copy of (Kobo version), but we are making the following change this year:

If you are interested in following another official diet, instead of the foods lists from this program, you can. The following requirements must still be followed:

- no refined sugars, unless your plan includes exercise recovery drinks that include sugar (like protein shakes for P90X etc., this must be stated in advance and used as required by the plan)
- all bread type products must be whole grain variety
- clearly defined portions or eating schedule (the scoresheet works on a 5 meal system)

A note about Weight Loss/Exercise goal:
- you must decide in advance which you are aiming for. The weight loss goal is 1% of body weight. If you choose a fitness goal, it must be a target that you cannot currently meet, and be based on improvement from a benchmark set at the beginning of the program.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Day Off!

Just a little clarification... for the day off... you don't have to take your day off of everything on the same day. For example, Monday can be your day off exercise, Saturday your food day, and Friday can be your day off of sleep... the only thing is, in terms of food, you can't take breakfast off one day and lunch another etc.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Food Plan Summary

Here is a really quick overview of what the food plan looks like. Be sure to check the foods lists to see what foods are allowed and what are not.

- 5 meals a day (or you can think of it as 3 meals and 2 snacks, but the rules are the same for all meals)
- EACH MEAL must include:
  • 1 palm sized portion of a lean protein
  • 1 fist sized portion of carbs OR a fruit
  • 1 thumb sized portion of something from the fats list (note butter and margarine are not on the list)
- 2 of your meals a day must include a serving equal to the size of two fists of vegetables
- you may also eat unlimited green vegetables with any meals
- you also get 100 free calories that you can use for whatever you want (condiments, butter, a piece of chocolate)
-the guideline, if you are using your 100 calories to have a treat (such as a bite of cake), in situations where you cannot find out the actual calories, is to assume that a portion the size of -your thumb is the equivalent to 100 calories (this is the strategy identified in the book for this diet/game)
- the only snack you can have outside of this meal structure is cucumbers and celery

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Day Off & The Meal Off

I've updated the rules. I forgot to mention that each week you get a few "Breaks" for treats (Krista - you'll like this). These come from the original rules of the game found in the book.

  • You get one full day off. Give yourself full points for everything on this day.
  • You get one other meal off. Full points awarded for this meal, whatever you eat.
  • Each day you get 100 calories that you can use for "treats", excluding alcohol and diet pop (if we vote that out of the game).

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Welcome to the Game On! diet

Hi Everyone,
It's time to start thinking about the Game On! Diet.
Please explore this blog before January 1st, which is the date we will officially start the game.

There are a few things we need to do BEFORE January 1st:

- Pick teams. Teams can be 2 to 5 people. Team Members points are averaged each week, so the actions of every member counts. As soon as you have your team chosen, please email me the names of your teammates.

- Pay our fee. $50 per person. You can pay by cash, cheque or email.

- Decide how to give out the prize money. Please vote using the poll on the sidebar of this page. Please vote only one time.

- Read the Rules. See the link above.

- Familiarize yourself with the FLABB and FYT foods lists. See the link above.

- Decide about diet pop. The official Game On! Diet book says no diet pop at all. Many versions of the game I have read online do permit the diet pop only. What should we do? Decision will be made by a vote. Please vote one time only.

- When you read the rules and foods lists, no doubt you will find some things that will make the game challenging for you. Don't quit! Everyone will have different challenges during the game - that's what is going to make it a fun and competitive game.

- Download and familiarize yourself with the score sheet. See the link above.

- Decide if you will have a weight loss goal or not. If you don't need to lose weight, you need to set a separate fitness goal. See the rules for more information.

- Email me and let me know if you have a weight loss or fitness goal.

- Decide which your transformation habits will be. Which habit will you break? Which habit will you begin? Read this link for suggestions and ideas on HABITS. Email me this information.