Thursday, March 08, 2012
After 74 days of no sugar, and 35 days of no caffeine, I have no cravings for either. So, what's the problem?
I have to clarify that I haven't felt deprived of either one, so that doesn't seem to be the issue. It's at this point of 35 days (yes, I've tried this before several times), I start to think about coffee. I think about all of the reports that talk about the health benefits of caffeine, and how much more energy I'd have it I were on it. (although this isn't really true when you study what caffeine does)
In the past, I've given into decaf. But that has been my gateway drug of sorts. Right into the regular. Which leads me to the question of why, since I didn't drink that much (a very small mug of coffee in the morning), do I ride this roller coaster each time.
It really shows me how much of eating (and drinking) is a mental thing first and foremost. My body doesn't crave it, or even want it, but my mind is swinging from branch to branch like a wild monkey with crazy rationalizations of getting back on the coffee wagon.
I do have to mention that, besides the health benefits, I have saved a fortune as coffee prices have gone through the roof with everything else.
Will keep you posted as to what happens next. Wishing all a good day.