Oatmeal and Fruit Replaced Coffee and Snacks
Oatmeal and fruit is how I start my day. This is new for me. Before March, of this year, I did start everyday with a hot cup of coffee followed by several more cups of hot coffee. It was the life blood of my energy and the equalizer of my sleep deficit.
Or so I thought.
In March I began a new diet. I know it sounds cliche but it also began a new way to live. No more coffee and certainly no more processed snacks masquerading as breakfast. It’s now oatmeal five days a week and egg whites the other two. It sounds boring but I survive and I feel better than ever. It could be because i have lost 60 pounds, since March, while eating this way. Of course they were other changes but none of them a drastic for me as going coffee-less.
For me coffee was a habit like smoking. I drank it early and often. Two pots a day was not unusual. Then I quit cold turkey one day. I had a headache for four days. It wasn’t too bad if you like the feeling of a vice squeezing your brain.
But even with the cravings and headache, I survived, and now I feel better than ever.
It’s amazing how you feel when you give up something you thought you couldn’t live without. Not only is it a relief to rid myself of the artificial ups and downs of caffeine but the dependency too.
It’s liberating not to crave coffee.
I now get up and have a glass of water and a bowl of oatmeal filled with fruit or berries. It’s a change I would of never guessed I could make but I am glad I did.
My coffee dependency is gone and I bid it good riddance.
It’s funny how you don’t need caffeine when you don’t have an extra 60 pounds following you around.
Now if could just get a nap I ‘d be perfect.