In the spirit of healthier eating, one of Mrs. Cutter’s co-workers convinced her to go on a two-week “cleanse” diet.
What does this diet consist of? I’m not entirely sure, but the gist of it seems to be: No meat, dairy, grains, or any sort of processed food. I don’t know how effective the diet will be, but it is clear that Whole Foods is going to be a big winner.
She asked if I wanted to do the cleanse along with her. I gave that question a little bit of thought and came up with a decent compromise: I would eat whatever dinner she chose to make, but the rest of the day, she was on her own.
I try to be supportive and all, but a man has his limits. I like meat. And dairy. And food that isn’t limited to just fruit and vegetables.
Monday night’s dinner wasn’t too bad. We had tofu and bean tacos served on corn tortillas. It was decent enough, although I certainly don’t envision myself ordering it at a restaurant anytime soon.
Last night’s dinner didn’t go quite as well. The main course was vegetarian falafel. Heading into the meal, I assumed that I had eaten falafel before. It just seemed like the type of food that would have crossed my path somewhere along the line.
But after tasting it last night, I am fairly sure that I was wrong in that assumption. I can’t imagine ever forgetting that taste. (Then again, it’s possible that I had tried it while drunk. That would explain why I didn’t remember the taste)
Regardless, I think it’s safe to say that last night was the last time I will ever try falafel.
I thought that maybe this particular falafel was bad, but Mrs. Cutter said that the taste was fairly representative.
I managed to swallow down the piece that was in my mouth, and moved the rest of my portion to Mrs. Cutter’s plate.
I went into the pantry and fixed myself a bowl of Special K cereal with strawberries. I could have used the alternative almond milk for my cereal, but I instead opted for regular cow milk.
I regret nothing about that decision.
While I have not been dedicated, I am proud of Mrs. Cutter for sticking with the cleanse. It looks like it may be working, because on Tuesday, the diet caused her to be irritable and unhappy. Based on past experience, when it comes to diets, unhappiness = effectiveness.
I’ll do my best to encourage her to stick with it, but I think we’re both looking forward to the cleanse being over so we can go back to having normal dinners again.