All of February passed and I never told you about the rest of the elimination challenge. But now that I can compare January and February, it’s even more clear how great I felt living without all of those things. But something else is equally obvious: I’m not willing to adopt that kind of a restrictive eating plan as a lifestyle. I can’t do that and also be myself–my food writing, restaurant-going, kitchen living, toast raising self. Being omnivorous is central to being me. In retrospect I wish I would have eliminated things one at a time, so I could know which had the biggest effect, but as it stands, I don’t know what was responsible for the deep sleep, sense of calm, lack of bloat, and sharper mental focus. It may always be a mystery.
I’ve been keeping very busy with my various projects, including my side project, League Street Press. If you like my recipes, you should check them out. They combine my love of greeting cards with my love of cooking by combining an affectionate little message with a recipe.