30-Day Sleekgeek REBOOT Challenge

The Sleekgeek REBOOT is a short and focused 30-day nutrition challenge designed to re-orientate you towards healthier eating habits and better overall health.

Welcome!

Nutrition can be really confusing and making big life changes is scary. This is why so many people come into the Sleekgeek community looking for help and the right place to start.

What should or shouldn’t they eat? How can they lose 10kgs? What do we think of Herbalife or USN shakes? Low-carb or low-gi carb? What about thyroid, or hormones, or gut health, or calories, or sports performance? Or even just how can they be healthier and more energetic in general?

Our own personal experience and countless testimonials from within our community, combined with the latest scientific research has made it clear that one of the best things that people can do is just get back to the basics of eating real food. Food that gives us the nutrients we need to thrive, are anti-inflammatory, and help us fight off disease.

Therefore, our advice is to: Eat food that contributes positively towards your overall health, while at the same time avoiding or eating less unhealthy food that can detract from your health.

There are many different ways to go about improving your diet, all with their own pros and cons. We have found that short and focused 30-day challenges, like the REBOOT, are a great way to get your head in the game and stick to your commitment.

Once you have read all the content on this page and you are ready to commit be sure to take our pledge at the bottom of the page and we will send you some free highly valuable “gift” resources to get you going. 

The REBOOT may not be for everyone, or it may be one of the best things you ever do. You may find that 30-days is just the right length, whereas others might prefer to continue on with this approach for life. We suggest that you read through the full description below to see whether it sounds right for you.

Our guidelines are based on the popular and effective Paleo Diet. Not necessarily the concept of eating like a caveman, but more just because of the evidence showing the benefits of eating biologically appropriate real food and the detrimental effects of over-consuming highly-refined food-products.

The REBOOT is based around 3 lists:

Sleekgeek REBOOT 3 Lists

  • Green List [Allowed] – Meat, fish and seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy oils, non-dairy milks, spices, herbs, salts.
  • Red List [Not Allowed] – Sugar, industrial seed and vegetable oils, grains, dairy products, legumes, alcohol, highly processed foods, cheating.
  • Orange List [Exceptions or Caution] – Starchy veg, certain legumes, butter and ghee, dates, dried fruit, vinegars, non-dairy milks, pseudo-junk foods.

We have found this to be an easy, reasonable, gimmick-free approach that anyone can start off with to immediately improve their general nutrition, health, digestion, energy, athletic performance, and weight-loss efforts.

All we ask for is that you give us 30 days to completely transform your life.

After that, you can make your own informed choice about what works well for you and what doesn’t. You can then adapt the guidelines with the help of the Sleekgeek community to fit your unique long-term healthy lifestyle needs and preferences.

With this challenge, we are going to help you improve your nutrition so that you can feel ALIVE and VITAL. That means being full of energy and ready to enjoy life to the fullest, resting assured that you are eating well and that the nutrition aspect of your health is right on track.

With guidelines come freedom:

With Guidelines Comes Freedom

The goal of the REBOOT is to:

  • Improve your relationship with food.
  • Help you break free of the control that cravings and sugar crashes have over your life.
  • Show you how to enjoy eating healthy an delicious food, while leaving you feeling satiated and satisfied.
  • Address common but unnecessary issues such as digestive problems, hormone imbalances, unwanted weight gain, skin issues, allergies, poor insulin sensitivity, and micronutrient deficiencies.

Best of all is that we have a community of thousands of people just like you who are dedicated to supporting each other to succeed. We are all in this together, right from day one!

Ready to learn more?

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The Sleekgeek REBOOT will show you how certain nutrient-depleted and inflammation-promoting processed foods combined with the demand for convenience and quick fixes has taken over modern society for the worst. It has lead to a sub-optimal quality of life for the average person and created a heavy reliance on healthcare sickcare medication and stimulants to keep them functioning on a daily basis.

Our program is built upon the Paleo Diet’s fundamental concept that we are genetically adapted to eating certain foods for optimal health and performance. It recognises that many modern-day processed food-products containing things like sugar, grains, dairy, and artificial ingredients are infamous for having a negative impact on your health and are responsible for much of the chronic illness and disease that is plaguing the world at a startlingly unprecedented rate.

You will be surprised by how well your body responds to just a few days of eating real food that provides it with all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to function properly.

[Green List] EAT this for 30 days:

  • Meats (e.g. chicken, pork, beef, lamb, turkey, ostrich, venison, offal)
  • Fish and Seafood (e.g. trout, tuna, salmon, hake, kingclip, snoek, shrimp, lobster, mussels, clam, crab)
  • Eggs (yes – yolks and all!)
  • Vegetables (e.g. spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, peppers, cucumber, celery, onions, cabbage, lettuce, baby marrow, beetroot)
  • Fruits (e.g. strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, bananas, oranges, naartjies, watermelon, cherries, grapes, grapefruit, peaches, pears, lemons, avocado)
  • Nuts and Seeds (e.g. almonds, cashews, macadamias, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds – NO peanuts)
  • Spices, Herbs, and Salts (e.g. thyme, garlic, vanilla, ginger, sage, oregano, parsley, black pepper, salt, cumin, cinnamon, tumeric)
  • Healthful oils for cooking (e.g. coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil)
  • Drinks (e.g. Water as a foundation, supplemented if you wish by teas, coffee, freshly juiced vegetables, fruit-infused-water, and coconut water)

We believe these are some of the most nutrient-dense, high-quality foods available that will help you to build a solid foundation of good nutrition, while also being least problematic (in terms of inflammation, allergies, contamination, toxins, addictive qualities, etc) when it comes to achieving optimal health.

This Green List above addresses the issue of what is “normal” to eat versus what is “average” to eat.

When you really take a close look at what the average person is eating, very little of it is food such as those listed above that are still in their original state. It usually has been extensively processed, had unhealthy ingredients added, or somewhat changed in a way that reduces the amount of useful nutrition it provides.

Common foods are increasing in their entertainment, convenience, and pleasurable value – but losing essential functionality and nutrition.

Food is not just “fuel” or energy, it is information that communicates with every cell in your body! Along with enough high-quality energy from the 3 main Macronutrients in your diet (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) – for good health it is essential that we also consume enough micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), phytochemicals (non-nutritive plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties, such as flavonoids), zoochemicals (EPA, DHA, CLA, Creatine, Carnosine, etc), and water.

Unfortunately sufficient nutrients (especially high-quality and bioavailable ones) are rare to find in today’s common processed foods.

Interpretation of what is “normal” is actually just “average” and it is based off what the majority of others around us are eating or what the media is showing us. But now consider what else is normal in today’s society? We see people that are tired of all their constant aches and pains, they carry excess body fat, they feel sluggish and have low energy, they sleep poorly, and always seem to suffer from bouts of heartburn, constipation, and just a general lack of ability to enjoy every moment of life to the fullest.

If you want to be part of the seemingly superhuman group of people (who are really just people living life with their bodies functioning at its normal, optimal capacity), you probably need to take better care of your body more than what the average person does. That’s reasonable right?

This is why we challenge you to try the Sleekgeek REBOOT for 30 days, get away from what is just “average” – average foods, average health, average life – and start making these basic changes that will improve your health for the better.

[Red List] DON’T eat this for 30 days:

  • Added Sugar – Real or Artificial (e.g. table sugar, agave, xylitol, honey, coconut sugar, stevia, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, maple syrup – any sweeteners)
  • Industrial Seed / Vegetable Oils (e.g. canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, margarine, hydrogenated oils)
  • Grains (e.g. wheat, corn, oats, rice, quinoa, rye, barley, millet – yes, this means no breads/pastas/pizza/cereals etc)
  • Dairy Products (e.g. milk, cheese, yoghurt, cream)
  • Legumes (e.g. chickpeas, soy, lentils, peanuts)
  • Processed Drinks (e.g. alcohol, sodas and soft drinks, commercial fruit juices, energy drinks)
  • In general, anything that has been highly refined, processed, or artificially made.
  • No cheating or deviating from the plan for 30 days – if you do it’s back to day 1!

This second half of the REBOOT guidelines may come as a bit of a shock to the system for some people. Even though we just listed a long list of good stuff above, you may already be saying to yourself: “What on Earth is there possibly still left to eat?!” or “There is no way that I could give up my cereal in the morning and milk in my coffee!” 

This is because our society has become so conditioned into accepting fast food, breakfast cereals, chocolate bars, slices of toast, caramel muffins, pizza, microwave meals, and other conveniences as part of our everyday lives.

That is not food.

The problem is that they are food-like products which almost always contain toxic artificial ingredients and are devoid of beneficial nutritional value. Many have been proven to cause a significant amount of systemic inflammation in the body, damage our gut and digestive tract, exacerbate allergies and skin conditions, disrupt proper hormonal functioning, and promote the storage of unwanted body fat.

The result is that people are becoming overfed yet undernourished. 

In contrast, food should be nourishing. When you eat you should feel satisfied and sustained without the need to gorge and binge, and yet still somehow be crippled with cravings a mere 2 hours later. Each meal should contribute positively towards your overall vitality and create optimal conditions within your body for you to thrive so that you can perform at your best.

Society is always looking for the “secret”. That magic pill or super food that they can add to their diet in order to solve all of their problems. But that just is the problem. All the stuff that has been added to our diets!

Instead of looking for a band-aid for the problem, we should be focusing on the cause and removing it from our diet.

It is important to understand that the REBOOT is proscriptive far more than it is prescriptive. This means it identifies foods that are doing your body more harm than good and eliminates them, going straight to the root of the problem. What do you have left? Real food! High-quality, non-toxic, nutrient-dense sources of food that are full of the necessary micronutrients that the human body thrives on.

[Orange List] A few EXCEPTIONS and GREY AREAS:

The Orange List is the exceptions / grey area / in-between rules for the REBOOT. It gives permission to eat certain exceptions, such as butter – but cautious the consumption of certain allowed foods such as dates or non-dairy milks.

  • Starchy vegetables – Consume in moderation, ideally after or to fuel a workout.
    • (e.g. potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut, pumpkin, squash, cassava, yams)
  • Certain legumes – Healthy and allowed regardless of botanical classification due to being more pod than bean.
    • (green beans, sugar-snap peas, and snow peas are the ONLY ones allowed)
  • Butter and ghee – Allowed regardless of being dairy due to high amounts of beneficial nutrients and the  “good guys” in the “war” against margarine.
    • (if you are worried about milk solids / lactose, try clarifying butter into ghee or just don’t consume it at all)
  • Dates – Allowed, but VERY high in sugar and should not be abused / eaten frequently / eaten in large quantities.
    • (1 date = 4.5g of sugar. Yes, 1 teaspoon of sugar EACH. 4 dates = 1 doughnut. Useful as a natural sweetener in things like smoothies.)
  • Dried fruit – Allowed, but VERY high in sugar and should not be abused / eaten frequently / eaten in large quantities.
    • (1 handful of raisins = 15g or 3 teaspoons of sugar. Useful in homemade trail mixes along with nuts / seeds / coconut while hiking and exercising.)
  • Vinegars – Allowed as an exception. A great way to make salads tastier and encourage eating healthy foods.
    • (Has several benefits like lowering blood sugar response to a meal, lowering blood pressure, inhibiting atherosclerosis, being antimicrobial, and good for digestion.)
  • Non-Dairy Milks – Allowed, but can be very calorie dense, nutritionally empty, outrageously expensive to buy, and contain many nasty additives.
    • (Use strategically in small quantities to supplement smoothies or make black coffee, etc, more tolerable. Make homemade if possible.)
  • Pseudo-Junk Foods and “Healthy Treats” – Strongly discouraged, healthy ingredients can still be eaten in unhealthy amounts, but may provide a psychological relief to some and still better than actual junk food.
    • (Most desire for things like pancakes, brownies, macaroons, cakes, cookies, and so on stem from previous unhealthy eating habits and are part of what has gotten modern society so far away from real food and good health in the first place.)

Read more about the REBOOT Orange List and the exceptions here for a better understanding of the reasoning and logic behind them.

That’s all you need to know!

Well done for making your way through the whole description of the REBOOT! Hopefully it sounds reasonable to you and makes sense.

Ready to get started?

Sleekgeek REBOOT Get Started

This is so exciting, well done! 

Step 1: Do a quick re-cap of the guidelines:

  • Green List [Allowed] – Meat, fish and seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy oils, non-dairy milks, spices, herbs, salts, etc.
  • Red List [Not Allowed] – Sugar, industrial seed and vegetable oils, grains, dairy products, legumes, alcohol, highly processed foods, cheating.
  • Orange List [Exceptions or Caution] – Starchy veg, certain legumes, butter and ghee, dates, dried fruit, vinegars, non-dairy milks, pseudo-junk foods.

Step 2: Get Online Support:

  • Join the Sleekgeek REBOOT Facebook Support Group. Feel free to ask any questions you might have after reading through all of the information above. Please also introduce yourself to the community, explaining to us who you are and what some of your goals or challenges are. You will find us all very welcoming 🙂
  • If you feel like you need a bit more confidence and help, then our REBOOT Success Guide is exactly what you need.

Step 3: Make Your Pledge Below:

  • When you are ready to start your 30-Day REBOOT Challenge, sign your name below by completing the form.
  • After making your pledge we will send you 3 useful gifts that will help you to get started and be successful on your journey.

THE REBOOT PLEDGE

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  • Pledge commitment to doing a full 30-Day REBOOT in order to improve my nutrition, relationship with food, and overall health.