I am a coffee girl. I’ve been drinking the rich stuff since high school. So, believe me when I say, I love, love coffee. It holds a special place in my heart.
Yum – that half and half creamer and cinnamon sprinkle on top of the lovely foam. Delish. Even just plain black coffee, I am one of those unique people that loves drinking that!
As you can imagine it was hard to part from such a tasty, soothing treat. it is like a comfort thing for me. However, my body is really thanking me for the switch.
Here’s why – my hormones are more balanced during the day (I don’t have highs and lows), my anxious feelings have disappeared, unwanted sweating has ceased, my skin looks ten times better, no more dairy in my drink (less fattening) and that vice/addiction is gone completely.
No longer do I wake up and crave a Cup of Joe. Now, I crave a hot cup of tea. But, if I somehow do not have time to drink up in the morning, I am not helpless and can go throughout the day without a pick-me-up or a headache.
Don’t get me wrong, I still drink a little caffeine. I am not one of those who preach that herbal tea is the only kind that is good for you. So, occasionally I will have a cup of black tea or earl grey with almond milk. Yet, these teas, though they have caffeine in them, have so much less than a cup of coffee.
Hopefully, I will make the full switch to just herbal, decaf tea. But right now, in this phase in my life, this change seems needed and just good for me. And, you can still enjoy Starbucks. Order a skim or soy chai tea latte!
If you are having a few health issues like unwanted sweating, anxiousness or just feel unbalanced, try giving up the coffee. I did and my body is really thanking me. I don’t think I will look back from here. It’s hard to give up something that is so good; but, your health is worth far more than just a stimulant to the brain.