The Detox Diet
First off, let me say that Rice Pasta is the most disgusting food item I've ever consumed.
The boyfriend and I decided 2 weeks ago that we were going to follow a detox diet in which you can't eat meat, dairy, wheat, sugar, or basically anything else that tastes good. These detox diets are supposed to cleanse the body and make you feel more alert and less tired. It was one of those health kick "it seemed like a great idea at the time" sort of things where we were all gung-ho about it at first. And really, it did seem like a good idea at the time, but the problem was that four weeks is a really long time to eat things like brown rice and drink soy milk all the time.
Things were going well for the first week. We went to Whole Foods and made use of all the wacky things you can buy there (i.e. rice pasta and all organic squash soup- also disgusting) and then to the normal grocery store so we didn't have to pay $4.99 a pound for some green peppers. During week one we would make interesting dinners involving artichokes, squash and zucchini, green peppers, salmon, and of course rice. Lunch is tough though because you have to prepare everything on this diet. For the first two days of this detox experiment was absolute torture because I was facilitating this training that had lunch catered and it just looked soo delicious. Alas, I had to eat salad the first day instead of an Italian feast and steamed broccoli the second day instead of Chinese food. I think our tragic downfall came when we decided to take a "day-off" from the diet for Oktoberfest in Newport. After that, we just haven't been able to go back. I'll try to stick to the diet as much as possible by eating those vegetables and drinking the Vanilla Soy Chai that I discovered, but even I can't drink cranberry juice all the time. I even gave up my beloved Diet Coke, and let me tell you, those withdrawal headaches were no joke! Damn you caffeine!