As you know, I’ve been working on being much more conscious with my sugar intake (after I had a scary hypoglycemic episode 10 days ago). One of the perks of constantly working on your health is that you start to notice what makes your body tick: if you feel clear-headed after a meal or if it seems to weigh down your mental clarity. (And stomach. Because, let’s be honest, “food babies” happen.)
Over the past week I’ve noticed that I feel “off” and a bit shaky around 9:30-11 am. This would time out about 2 hours after my breakfast, and I can’t figure out why! I eat 2 eggs, one piece of gluten-free toast with peanut butter, and a cup of spinach. Very little sugar there!
However….on my day off this week I decided to try my day without coffee.
I felt much more even-tempered. No “shakiness” here! (Just a coffee withdrawal headache.)
I returned to my coffee-drinking ways the following day and, alas, my shakiness returned.
Now, my shakiness could be a result of making my coffee too strong, but I’ve decided to take this as an opportunity to do something I haven’t done….ever.
I’m going to go coffee-free for 10 days.
I know, I hear the collective “WHAT?!” being screamed from behind your computer screens. But I want to live with intention in every facet! And for this reason, I am going to eliminate coffee and replace it with a Shakeology boost.
So Shakeology boosts were just released on the market about 2 weeks ago, and I was blessed enough to grab it immediately. This Shakeology boost in particular focuses on giving you, the consumer, energy from natural sources: Guarana, green tea, and other 100% all-natural derivatives. It doesn’t have any preservatives, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, etc. which is why I want to give it a try.
I’m not doing this as a sales pitch- I’m doing it to see if I can continue to tweak my habits to feel the best that I can!
Am I scared? Absolutely.
Is it worth it? I honestly don’t know. It may suck, and you may find me sipping my morning java after this is all over.
But give me 10 days and we’ll see what happens!
I’ll be documenting my journey as we go along. Make sure to subscribe to my blog so you can see what happens as I remove the IV of coffee from my veins!
Here we go, day 1!
In peace & health,
Amanda & the fit family