Being a former advertising and media professional, coffee was my best friend. It kept me awake during the long hours that I needed to invest on brands and their custodians. I was addicted to it.
Why I gave up the most difficult thing – coffee
A day did not pass when I did not have at least 7 cups from morning to evening. It always started in the morning and went on until the next day. It was my soulmate.
When I look back, I always wonder why I did it. There were so many alternatives. I think it was the taste and peer pressure. I don’t regret it though. And I don’t regret giving up, either.
I realised too much coffee was bad for me. Anything not enjoyed in moderation is bad. But coffee was my poison and today, I don’t drink as much as used to. My wife grumbles most of the time, since I leave half of it before I leave for work. That’s a sure sign of my personal victory over coffee.
Science says if you don’t control your intake of coffee, it can lead to:
I suffered from constant heartburn. And yes, when I did not have my cup of coffee, struggled with anxiety.
The decision to stop it was a good one because, in the eight years since I quit coffee, I replaced it much healthier alternatives. My friends would say whisky, but that’s not true. I went green. Green tea.
Today, I love the alternatives. Recently I tried . I loved it. They have quite a unique range of lattes that come in 7 incredible flavours: beetroot, cacao, minty Cacao, spicy ginger, matcha & cacao, organic matcha, and my current muse, the turmeric latte.
I can’t wait for that to get over to order the spicy ginger. They have some as well. This health kick I have is taking me places.