I’m about to take on the craziest and most intense physical and mental challenge that I have ever done in my life. It’s not a Crossfit Competition or a Marathon…no, this is much MUCH worse. This is something that I may totally regret starting, but I’m going to do it and I’m going to finish it. Ready…..
I’m ditching coffee for 30 days. AAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAHhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! I know, crazy right? Am I on crack? Possibly. This might be worse that Lindsay Lohan’s latest attempt at detox. Especially given the fact that I’m about to start my Bio-Chem course. I’m completely and utterly terrified to do this.
Why are you doing this, you ask? There are a few reasons:
1. I am my own guinea pig…..Now that I’m doing Nutrition Coaching I need to be able to recommend things to clients that I have tried myself. In my past, I have tried many different diets. Today, I try different brands of supplements, various recipes, sources of meat and read lots of articles and books to understand both Paleo Nutrition and the garbage that ‘conventional wisdom’ still spits out. It’s important to walk the talk and I cannot recommend things that I don’t truly believe work. Thus, it is my duty to Haute Life and all future clients to endure these 30 days.
2. Starbucks called, they want their coffee back. Yes, I drink WAY too much coffee/americano’s. My tolerance has skyrocketed and as a result, so has my consumption. I probably drink the equivalent of an entire pot (12 cups) before 9:30am each day. I don’t stop until my palms are sweaty and my leg is shaking. I love that feeling….it totally feeds my Type-A personality to be ‘go go go’! This is not good. This leads to point #3…
3. Detox. I’ve been learning a ton about vitamins and minerals recently and one consistent theme is that excess caffeine consumption depletes important vitamins/minerals. This is not good considering many of these important vitamins and minerals are related to mood and overall nervous system health. I’m curious to see if I have a sensitivity to coffee and whether I feel better once it is removed.
4. Paging Dr Drew. I think it’ll make for a few good blog posts. It’ll be like reading the transcript to an episode of Celebrity Rehab….picture me as that washed-up beauty queen who’s detoxing from meth and screaming at people to “bring me my juice!!” Except I’ll be saying, “Bring me my Fish Oil!!” and Dr Drew will be Fully Primal Husband sympathetically nodding with a pouty face and making me say affirmations every morning.
Now that I’ve posted this, there is no turning back. Day 1 is Monday November 1st. I’m also doing a Whole30 , but that is not a big deal because I’ve done that before and felt great…in fact, I’m quite looking forward to sticking to 100% good food for 30 days.
I should mention that I am still going to allow myself some green tea and other herbal teas. I need the warmth.
Sooo……WHO’s COMING WITH ME??!?! Anyone? Anyone??!?! You don’t need to give up coffee like me….But if you want to do the Whole30 with me….hop on board and let me know that you’re with me!