Saturday, 15 April 2017

The last vice?


I used to drink a lot of coffee.  Not quite to the point where I would make a cup as soon as the previous one was done but close.  I rarely drank anything else.


It's my first drink of the day, yep on an empty stomach. And when I got a travel mug, well that was a game changer.  I  had hot coffee on hand the whole day even when I was out and about.


Gradually as I've been making healthier choices over the last year, I've cut it down to 1 in the morning before work and 2 at the weekend and on holidays.

I cut out Pepsi Max at Christmas (I was seriously addicted!!) as well as cutting down on sugar (hardly have any now) and salt (just a tiny pinch of sea salt when cooking pasta and rice).  I've cut out alcohol (I last had some wine on my birthday) and I drink lots of water and herbal tea.  So having made all these healthy choices, why am I still drinking coffee?

I was drinking my second cup this morning and thought 'I'm not actually enjoying this any more.'  Maybe with all the changes I've been making my taste buds just don't like it.  So I'm going to try giving up coffee too.

Eeeeek!! Wish me luck! 🍀


8 comments:

  1. I drink strong black coffee, I take a flask into our office every working day, I have another coffee after our evening meal. I only have fresh filter coffee, I don't see the point in the fancy machines (and the coffee is always warm) I drink a cup of fruit tea each day, the rest of the time I drink water. My 1st drink is PLJ (lemon juice) in a tumbler of water. I can't give up coffee, I limit myself to 3 cups but they have to be the best I can have.

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    1. Sometimes I have a mug of hot water with a lemon slice first. Must get back into that habit!

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  2. Good luck! I never drank coffee or any caffeinated drink; some year ago I was in the ER with my husband at 3 AM, while he was off getting an X-ray one of the staff offered me a cup of coffee. When I said no thanks, I don't drink it, they were aghast and asked "How do you live without coffee?" Very well, thank you. If you never get addicted, you learn to get going in others ways, and you never have to give it up. Be strong! Your health will thank you. I start the day with two or three glasses of water, and then drink at least 2 quarts (in the summer up to a gallon) during the day.

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    1. Since I started Hot Yoga I've been drinking more water. I actually enjoy it now. I treated myself to a glass drinking bottle and that's made a difference to the taste. Or at least I think it does!!

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  3. I only drink decaf coffee and not every day and I too make it a point to drink at least 4 glasses of water daily, the others are usually herbal teas. Best of luck with your efforts. It sounds like you are doing a lot for your health.

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    1. Thanks, I'm trying very hard. Lots of my peers are struggling with weight issues and other things. My family history has a few things that I'm working against but I am determined to stay as active as possible well into old age!!

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  4. Do you drink tea? I don't have coffee very often at all but tea also has caffeine and it's getting to the point where too much in the evening stops me sleeping. x

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    1. Yes, I still drink tea. Very weak though but still has enough caffeine to stop me having withdrawal symptoms. At some point I'll stop that too

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