I am cutting out sugar (not fruit). I haven't had any the entire new year. I also decided to cut out caffeine and refined flour. I think I was a bit overzealous.
I hardly eat anything with refined flour in it other than sweets so by cutting out sugar, I am cutting out white flour. I prefer whole grains in breads, cereals, ect. There is, however one love of mine that is pure white flour....and salt.
Oh, the beloved pretzel. I'm switching to whole wheat....after I finish the three bags I have open/half eaten. After that, no more white flour. This is really not that difficult for me.
Sugar and caffeine are proving to be a bit more of a challenge. Actually, mostly caffeine. Without caffeine my body is aching and I am extremely tired. My decaf herbal tea does. not. help.
I have tried to cut out caffeine many, many times before. I can drink up to ten cups of black coffee a day. I need to quit but this withdrawal is a bit much.
Just hearing the coffee pot brewing made me feel calmer. That, my friends, is called an addiction. With the first few sips I was back to feeling collected and alive. I stopped shaking and was able to focus.
I don't want to be this dependent on coffee. This is just as bad as taking the drugs I refused almost two years ago.
Soy creamer....it curdles.
- Wean myself off of coffee/caffeine slowly.
- No sugar
- No refined white flour
- Low dairy (Once again, I pretty much already do this)
Sound like a plan? Good.
This is a first attempt at my new diet.
Pumpkin blueberry oats with pecans and 0% Fage.
Sitting on a bed of my dear, sweet Hamlet.
Now that I have a cup of coffee in hand, I can resume reading.
I know I swore never to take another drug so that I could absorb you fully. I have gone back on my promise and for that, I am sorry. Caffeine is a drug. I vow to one day read you sober.