My wife and I are in the middle of a month long cleansing. No sugar, dairy, wheat etc. It feels great. And in the middle of it, as always, I fantasize about keeping it going. It feels good to feel good so why not continue?

cleansingThe other day we decided to go out for lunch to one of our favorite local restaurants, Mimi’s Hummus. Everything was going well until the waitress asked if we wanted bread. We looked at each other, shrugged and said, “Sure, why not. One piece can’t hurt.”

An hour later we were both falling asleep and craving sugar. It is easy to go through life without feeling the effects that food can have on your mood, health and body. Sometimes you have to cut everything out to get a true sense of the way food influences how you feel.

One problem for me is the sandwich- my favorite form of food. I could and often do, eat them daily. While I understand how profoundly a half a piece of pita bread affected my wife and I, I have trouble imagining a life without sandwiches.

I am truly enjoying cleansing, as I always do, but I live to eat, and I live to eat rich foods and sugary deserts. What’s a boy to do?

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