So I did a little experiment on myself. I decided to stop drinking coffee (really Starbucks all together) to see how my body reacted. I have to tell you that I feel and feel like I look different. I think my body was having an aversion to milk, and the coffee wasn't helping either. It has only been about two weeks but my clothes fit better, my stomach is flatter and I feel like I am in better control of my cravings (and I have saved money!). I think avoiding the milk though has been a big part in it, although I am no doctor. Looking back I notice that I never started having issues until I started the Starbucks habit anyway and I have never really been a coffee drinker but sugary coffee drinks have always been what attracts me there. I am willing to keep it up seeing as how I am not a huge fan of milk or coffee on their own - just when they are all mixed together with a whole lot of sugar and chocolate!
So to curb my rabid sweet tooth I have switched to drinking teas that calm that craving. I have always been a tea drinker but sometimes it gets blazay. For those of you who are tea drinkers I know you can relate. I've had this Valentine Tea unopened in my cupboard for a long time and I opened it the other day to discover I was absolutely hooked. I have to have it with a bit of sugar and a splash of cream - but it's amazing. My good friend Chelsea told me once that when she starts craving sweets, she makes a cup of tea (at the time we were addicted to chocolate mint tea) and it takes care of her craving. This is so true for me too and I am really willing to give it a better effort to feel better. I LOVE tea. Sometime I find myself forgetting that it doesn't have to be boring, or plain. It is good to be reminded agin that tea can be exceptionally delicious and indulgent.