Tomorrow marks the beginning of what could be a rocky two weeks for me and Sean – we are doing a cleanse. Yes, a cleanse. Two weeks of no wheat, sugar (aside from honey), caffeine, red meat, citrus fruit (excluding lemon), potatoes, corn, peanuts, dairy, vitamins supplements and no oils (excluding olive and flax). As you can imagine, this will be difficult for two people who drink a lot of green tea (yes, it’s caffeinated) and red wine (ah, Woodbridge, Cabernet Sauvignon, you will be missed) and eat a fair amount of pasta and chocolate. I make a point of eating at least close to what I should be of fruits and vegetables (I <;3 cucumbers) but I'm not sure I am mentally or physically prepared to eat nothing but vegetables on Days 8-10.
So after ballet this afternoon, I came home with things like brown rice flour, flax seed meal and soy milk. I've been googling recipes and learning what to substitute eggs with (silken soy, anyone?) and my poor husband asked me
“So, what am I actually aloud to eat starting tomorrow?”
In preparation for my not being able to having my daily cinnamon raisin bagel smeared with peanut butter, Sean not being able to have virtually any cereal out there and neither of us being able to eat yogurt for two weeks worth of breakfasts, rice flour blueberry muffins blueberry are cooling on the counter rack. I will post the recipe if they turn out well – if they don’t back to google I go.
The bright side of this is that I get to pretend I am at the spa every two days with castor oil packs. At least that’s how I am choosing to look at it – we’ll see how I feel about it after experiencing the fist one.
There will be a lot of “Oh we can’t eat that,” and we will probably bicker a bit and laugh at ourselves A LOT. Sean cleaned out the fridge and I have hidden the chocolate I will be craving in a place I am have chosen to forget for two weeks – particularly sad in light of an annoying recurring event that happened today.
So we raise Sean’s last glass of lovely Edradour whiskey for a while to what will be an entertaining fortnight. Wish us luck!