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I'm going to wean myself off coffee. Challenge Blog Day 2

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Until the last year one or two coffees a day was enough. I use the no sugar sweetner, it's 15 cals per tbls. So calories is not my concern. I was just diagnosed with adrenal exhaustion. Which means my adrenal glands are not doing their job. One of the symptoms of this malady is fatigue. I have been drinking at least 6 cups (most in an iced coffee) a day. Most of them to get me through the afternoon. I thought I just liked coffee a lot now. Now I know why I'm using so much caffiene. So, finally being aware of why my body needs a boost, or 6 boosts a day, has made me know why I've been drinking so much of the stuff.

Which brings me to todays challenge of how I am going to do this. In yesterday's blog I mentioned making a habit of stopping and thinking before I do something that can sabotage my diet (or in this instance my health). Something that has become a bad habit is soooo much coffee. I am going to substitute coffee with more water. I also make a cranwater drink with stevia, and have 64 oz of that made up to use each day. I'll be so full of other liquid, I hope I just couldn't drink any more anyway.
BTW, the naturopath is working with me to correct the adrenal fatigue.
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  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I am going to come along with you on this journey and cheer you on. I've tried to do this sooooo many times. Once you're done with the detox, you feel like a new person. No kidding. Good luck.
    2831 days ago
  • REFFIE1
    Nothing worse than feeling tired. Could you maybe drink something decaf like Robois tea. (I think that's how you spell it). Not sure. emoticon
    2831 days ago
  • TANYA602
    About 9 years ago I went cold turkey with the coffee and only now have it on weekends. Luckily I don't get caffeine headaches so I consider the weekend cups a treat. I hope this change is one more step in helping you overcome this diagnosis!
    2832 days ago
  • FUTUREHOPE49
    If you really have an urge to drink it and cannot do without it completely, switch to decaffeinated to help wean you off.
    Hope it all works out for you! I am feeling much better and have coffee first thing in the morning.
    emoticon for blogging! I hate doing this sort of blog. I prefer to put photos of where I have been ! emoticon
    2832 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/3/2013 7:56:43 PM
  • MELTEAGUE
    You can do it!
    2832 days ago
  • YB0511
    You can do it. I have been trying to limit my coffee consumption for the past few months. I usually upwards of 3 or 4 a day. I've been drinking more herbal tea in place of coffee or having decaf coffee in the evening.
    2832 days ago
  • DIHEALTHYHAPPY
    Sounds like a great plan! Good luck!
    2832 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    Thinking of you! Great job to come off of coffee, vey smart!

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    2832 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8522718
    Sorry to hear of your new diagnosis.
    I hope you are able to stop your craving for coffee soon.

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    2832 days ago
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