Saturday, December 10, 2016

Caffeine continued and new foods

Weaning off caffeine:

So, I have been weaning myself off coffee. I still haven't managed to give it up. I am stuck at 1 cup of half-caff a day, followed by 1 cup of Chai Tea. I do not have caffeine the rest of the day. My hope is to switch to Chai Tea completely without feeling like a zombie.  And then, switch to herbal with no caffeine at all. However, caffeine is a huge crutch for me, and I don't know if I will succeed. Part of me thinks that the smell of coffee itself is a necessary part of beginning my day. Afterall, that is how I have started my day since age 18.

New Foods:

For a while, I had become very complacent with my diet. Why rock the boat? I'm doing well on the foods I can have. My family has travel plans approaching, and my daughter told me she wants me to be able to eat more kinds of foods on our trip. I had shared with her that I really quit trying new foods, so for the past two weeks, I've been making an effort.

I have added potatoes as long as they do not contain dairy.
Artichoke Bottoms, yes bottoms, not hearts, the leaves are not digestible for "normal" folks
Different varieties of Goat Cheese. Did you know they make all kinds?
Blueberries and Cherries
Baked Chips
Ritz Crackers
and Jack Fruit, which I think I already mentioned.

I have also cheated with no repercussions twice this month; I do not plan to make this a habit. What did I have? A brat one occasion, and a slice of pizza on the other.

Happy dieting!

More Later. Thanks, Heather