So, today is the big day for our Charity Paleo Purge event between John Johnston of Ballistic Radio and yours truly. I’m pretty excited, not so much because of the challenge, but because it is bringing awareness to two very important charities.

As John and I were kicking around the idea of the challenge it started off as just a fun competition where the winner would get a bottle of single barrel whiskey. His suggestion we do it for charity was immediately agreed upon. You can learn more about each of our charities by visiting the new webpage on our website; Donations. We are hoping that folks will learn more about these great causes and want to donate. Times are tough for us all, but every little bit helps so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

What is all the fuss about regarding this Paleo Purge? I have gotten a lot of message traffic requesting details. Some are curious, others are interested in participating on their own. I think it is great and we certainly welcome the company. Well, it’s pretty simple. Here are the rules:

  • Eat real food-meat, eggs, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruits and oils
  • Do not eat dairy
  • Do not eat grains
  • Do not eat legumes
  • Do not eat sugars of any kind
  • Do not eat processed foods
  • Less alcohol…thank goodness

I am not a nutritionist nor do I play one on TV so if you are interested in participating then please consult your physician to make sure it is safe for you. Now, that I have put that disclaimer out there feel free to play with the idea. Of course, everyone’s results will vary, but it is for a good cause so why not, it’s only a month. Misery loves company.

Truthfully, I have done these challenges before and they can be a lot of fun with some pretty impressive results. My results have been awesome, but I have done a pretty good job of eating healthy as a lifestyle, mostly. Now, with that being said this is a lifestyle choice so make sure it fits within your daily activities. I can tell you it is not as hard as you think, I do miss a few things…damn you chips & salsa, but I make up for it with a boatload of brisket…thank God. Cost is about the same and I like to joke that when I go grocery shopping I “run the walls”. Those in the know will get a kick out that, but it is so true. I make weekly trips instead of monthly simply because the veggies don’t last that long and I don’t find the frozen counterparts to be as good, however they are great emergency rations in a pinch.

How are we going to determine the winner. Well, we will take the above rules and each one equals a demerit. At the end of each day total the number of demerits then at the end of the month total the number of demerits. The one with the fewest demerits is the winner and the loser will donate $250 to the winner’s charity. Of course, there is a degree of the honor system involved here, but that shouldn’t be difficult for the two of us.

So, be prepared to see daily posts from the both of us regarding food, withdrawals and tribulations. I’m really excited and I know John is so stand by for a metric boat load of shenanigans for a good cause.


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