We Quit!

Whose idea was it to do a detox, anyway? We made it 2 and a half days before giving up and caving in to our caffeine cravings.

I thoroughly enjoyed my last glass of wine on Sunday.

I thoroughly enjoyed my last glass of wine on Sunday.

Since Monday afternoon I had either a throbbing headache, nausea or just an annoying headache in the background and I was really sick of not feeling well. I knew the solution would be coffee. I curbed my craving and made a half a pot of coffee and served myself two cups along with some biscotti and I’m not looking back!

Caffeine got the best of me!

Caffeine got the best of me!

The “real food” part of the detox was hardly a change, but the things we changed were definitely a challenge. We already eat so well {overall} that there were few things I wanted to modify. It seems like those remaining few things are the hardest to omit. It turns out it’s really hard to find whole wheat bread with five ingredients or less! Also, everything seems to have white sugar in it! We accidentally cheated a few times – I had lemonade which has five ingredients, but one of which is sugar, and both of us accidentally had chocolate chips in some homemade trail mix that I made and there is added sugar in there too. I also had mayo twice that wasn’t the organic stuff I usually buy…

Overall, this was a bigger challenge than I realized. I’m sort of glad we tried it, but mostly it just taught me to not make a drastic diet change like that ever again! Perhaps ease into something next time? It is really hard to just quit something cold turkey. I didn’t have cravings, per se, I just felt awful and I knew that having caffeine would make me feel better. I guess that makes me a caffeine addict? I do have more of an appreciation for alcoholics and drug addicts, realizing how hard it is to quit something that is not only so addicting but just habitual. Coffee is a part of my every day and I certainly don’t intend on giving that up.

Now excuse me while I go pour myself a glass of wine…