The time I gave up meat, dairy, soy, nuts, gluten, sugar and caffeine

I’ve considered working with a nutritionist for a long time. Over the last few months, I’ve felt sluggish and had frequent headaches.  I’ve been wondering if my diet might be the cause.

Because let’s be honest. I’ve picked up some undesirable eating habits lately, like mindlessly snacking at work and ending every meal in dessert. I typically make smart choices during meal time, but supplement my food intake with day-long candy and carb binges.  So there was plenty of room for improvement.

Working with a nutritionist be can be expensive, and I wasn’t ready to make the commitment. I was ready to dip my toe in the water and impose a little structure on my free-wheeling ways.

My friend Tracey (Kale with a side of fries) is a nutritionist and every quarter she runs a “detox jam” aimed at resetting your food habits. This seemed like the perfect way to jump start 2017 and clean up my diet. The detox jam cost $200 and is a two-week commitment. I signed up and paid up.

winter detox

The general structure of the two-week detox is this:

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7 things I always have to remind myself about running

Every runner knows running can be a mind f*ck (pardon my French). I am not an expert runner, but I am a head case who has (for the most part) learned to love running without letting it make me crazy.  That’s taken some mental work.

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