I’m starting a cleanse today! It’s not a New Years resolution – I don’t tend to do those – but for the next three weeks, I’m cutting out alcohol, caffeine, sugar, wheat (gluten), dairy, and meat. Seafood is ok, and I’ll probably have the occasional piece of dark chocolate or lightly caffeinated tea, but that’s it.
This is a “blacklist” kind of cleanse, as opposed to a “whitelist” that lets you have only orange juice, or only rutebaga and sardines, or only raw plants you pull out of the ground yourself. Those just seem silly.
I generally eat healthy, but I’m not hardcore. I’ll happily gobble down the occasional pork belly, croissant, half a chocolate cake, or five drinks or cups of coffee in a day. Even without the excess, days without wheat or dairy or sugar are the exception, not the rule, and days without coffee or alcohol are rare indeed.
Even so, I’m happy with my diet overall, so I’m doing this mostly just for the experience. It’s not an obvious one to seek out, but I’m sure it will be interesting!