Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I need your help ...

I have a serious addiction and I simply don't know how to get rid of it.

I'm addicted to coffee.  Or am I?  Is it truly an addiction or is it just habit?  When I'm not at work, I have an espresso or latte and maybe one medium coffee.  At work ... it's espresso at home, then 2, lately 3, small coffees at work.  And that means a lot of cream and sugar which is not helping my weight loss efforts.

I know a lot of it is habit.  I tell myself every day, in fact it's one of my goals every day, to restrict my caffeine intake to espresso and green tea.  And yet one of the first things I do when I get to work is make myself a coffee.  It's just become such a habit and I really don't know how to fix it.

One of my colleagues had suggested hot water with lemon.  It's supposed to be good for cleansing and if it keeps me off the coffee and tea (which I also add too much cream and sugar to), then it'll be worth it.  I'm going to the market on Thursday so I'll pick up a few lemons to keep at work and see how it goes.

Any ideas on how to combat this monster?  I know I feel better when I don't drink coffee.  I just enjoy it too much.



  1. Hey Sandy, I can't thank u enough for your comments last week! Thank u! *hugs*. From everything I am in the same boat you are with the having to kick the caffeine addiction. So far I've been chewing gum...alot. I've been trying to eat more fruits & raw nuts, sources of protein to boost my energy. I'm anxious to look at your comments for this post because I need help too!!

  2. Oh, I wish I knew how to help...I don't drink coffee.

    Hmmm...I think you need to transition, perhaps, rather than quit cold turkey. Maybe go with green tea?