If you scroll through my food category, you’ll find a couple articles regarding my coffee addiction and how I’ve tried to detox from it. I will be completely honest with you all, I’m so dangerously addicted to coffee it’s pathetic. My 2018 goals were to rid myself of any addiction also known as coffee. Few reasons why I NEED to stop my coffee addiction:
- It affects my nervous system a lot, I get the worst heart palpitations. I feel like my heart is going to explode.
- It makes me tired and sluggish, weird right?
- It makes me look physically worn out, my skin dries up, my eyes look dreary and tired
- Unfortunately, I struggle with bad sleep and drinking coffee worsens that problem
I could go on and on about how bad coffee is for me and the sad part is that I know it has all these side effects affect me yet I continue to drink it. It’s a never-ending cycle of feeling like shit, then drinking a cup, quitting for a day, then drinking the next day and so on. Also, I’d like to add that I only drink one cup a day either for breakfast or after lunch. I’m so jealous of people who can drink several cups a day and function perfectly fine. I remember being in college and drinking about 5 iced latte’s a day and functioning perfectly fine.
I have tried everything in the book to stop the addiction. I tried matcha lattes, turmeric, green tea. I even stopped buying milk so I wouldn’t make it in the morning but that just led to stopping at the nearby Starbucks on my way to work.
Am I the only one who struggles with this never-ending cycle? Will someone start a coffee detox challenge with me so they can keep me accountable? Do I need to attend one of those support groups? I need all the help I can get, it hurts me to say that I have let coffee take over my body and make the decisions for me.