The last time I gave up coffee, I was on a mission to give up my vices and get healthy. It was the end of September and I stayed away for a month. I also gave up alcohol and weed and was working out consistently in addition to being in school full time.
In November I decided to embrace intermittent fasting and keto. At this point I decided to have one cup of coffee in the morning with either coconut oil or butter and I loved the way it made me feel. I felt upbeat, alive, and so motivated. I noticed that without the coffee (even with tea) I was a lot more calm, a little more paranoid, and felt less alive.
At this point, I am questioning why I even think this is a good idea. I love my morning coffee and I already miss it.
I made great progress with my weight-loss journey and at the beginning of December, I was lighter than I have been in over a decade. But I also was forgetting to eat and was not sleeping so I guess there is a trade-off.
For the rest of December, I decided to embrace the holidays and ate lots of good food and enjoyed many good drinks. I was in the middle of huge transitions and right now I am in the middle of getting settled after a big move.
This is my 3rd day without alcohol and my 1st day without coffee. I do not know how long I will give up coffee this time around. I am hoping it will help me fix my sleep schedule.
This morning I had a cup of matcha green tea then I went for a walk. After my walk, I had another cup and I felt exhausted before 3:00. I decided to take a 26 minute power nap and I think that helped. I would love to have a 3rd cup of tea, but if I do it will be herbal.
Wish me luck on this journey of swapping coffee for tea!