Anyone who follows me knows I love my daily cuppa. For Pete’s sake in my profile I have my definition of writer as ‘a peculiar organism capable of transforming caffeine into books’. It is that bad!

Anyway, I’m always looking for new ways to get healthier. So far I’ve managed to make exercise a regular part of my life, regulated my sleep into seven hours daily and I’m constantly working towards making my eating habits better. One way to do this is to get rid of the sugar and the coffee.goodbye-coffee-cup

Coffee may be awesome for keeping me awake during my writing sessions but I’ve noticed that my teeth aren’t as bright as they used to be, I crash the moment I stop chugging it and I don’t feel like my skin is as clear as it should be. I haven’t even started on how taking coffee gives me these weird heart palpitation and I feel all jittery. No wonder the medics say it increases blood pressure and risk of heart attack.

To make matters worse I take about three cups of coffee every day when I’m writing. Each cup has one tablespoon of sugar. I know. I know. Lady, put down the sugar!!! But I just cannot take coffee black.

So I figure I might as well just chuck it from my diet. However, I won’t be going cold-turkey. I’m substituting it for green tea. Over the last couple of nights I’ve been trying different blends of tea to see which one I like. There’s this ginger and cinnamon blend that isn’t too bad. Add a teaspoon of honey and the juice of 1/2 a lemon and I think it could be a good replacement for coffee. Sure I’m still taking sugar but at least it’s the natural kind and I’m using less of if. Plus I’m adding citrus, lemon, ginger and cinnamon into my system so it can’t be that bad, can it?

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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