In the spirit of transparency…

So, just in case there was any question that food has the power to both heal and hurt, I wanted to share something that’s been on my mind all day.

Similar to when I went to Las Vegas in June, I relaxed my organic, grass-fed meat requirements for our bike trip to Detroit. It was already difficult enough to carry all of our pegan snacks for our trip, and I certainly didn’t expect little towns like Elmore, Ohio to offer grass-fed meat options on their diner menus. Everything else about my diet remained the same (no dairy, no sugar, no alcohol, no gluten).

I chose to post this photo on Facebook this morning and after I took a closer look, I was slightly shocked. Take a look at my chin. This photo was taken early last week (Monday, August 1) at the very beginning of our bike trip.

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Breaking Up.

Alright. It’s been 154 days since I’ve had sugar, alcohol, gluten, legumes, dairy and a whole plethora of other foods/drinks.

But, that’s not the focus of this post. Instead, I want to talk about something else that I haven’t done for the past 154 days. Something that I’d like to never do again, ever.

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