I miss the taste of coffee. I miss grabbing a Starbucks drink, or sipping it in the mornings.
But I don’t miss how I felt when I drank it.
I’ve decided to eliminate coffee from my habits from now on until I absolutely need it. When I need a caffeine boost, I will try Shakeology Boost: Focused Energy (less than a scoop!) or tea. But coffee in the morning is just too much for my system these days.
Things that I’ve noticed, over 10 days coffee-free:
- I am much less shaky than I used to be. This blows my mind. Right around this time of the morning, I would feel shaky if I didn’t eat something substantial. While I am hungry right now, I do not feel as if my blood sugar could drop dangerously.
- I poop more! Sorry to give you all the TMI, but I must be honest as we go along on our health journeys together. The fiber in my diet is enough to keep me going. Who knew?
- It’s been taking me longer to get out of bed in the morning. Now, I’ve also been working 55+ hour weeks with all of my jobs combined, which could also contribute to this. But I’d like to work on getting to bed earlier so getting up earlier isn’t so much of a “get-the-jaws-of-life’ routine these days. 🙂
- I definitely get bone-tired exhausted by the end of my insane weeks. It’s been preventing me from being productive on my 1 day/afternoon off during the week. On these days, I drink Shakeology Boost: Focused Energy in my Shakeology. That absolutely does the trick. But only if I need to!
The moral of the story? Just like eating healthy, being coffee-free is really possible. Trust me. It’s not easy, but my energy/”shaky” level throughout the day absolutely reflects my coffee intake. For this reason, coffee and I have to break up for awhile. It’s not you, it’s me. Promise.
In peace & health,
Amanda & the fit family