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Lola
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Sheri you ve learned a powerful lesson, and that s what counts!


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IGreen tea tastes and feels like nectar in my body.  No boiling water is ever used, by the way.


as in you bring the water to a boil and let it cool a tad?



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It's interesting how often coffee is the first thing people crave after having eaten avoids.  


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In the absence of a crane to lift us up... !

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In the absence of a crane to lift us up


and then crush you good!!!


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Well, I am back from my holidays and I am off coffee. I have not had it in the last week.

The proof is this first week of labour. I have noticed that when I have my spinach egg omelet for breakfast I feel so good I see no reason why I would need a coffee.

I do not know how I will react when I meet for my friend for a coffee. I love our meetings and I wonder if I will make it without one.

I have just noticed in both paragraphs I have written a ? regarding my future consumption. I call that rouble waters as experience tells me that when the test comes I give in.

This holiday has been good to make me a greater believer on Dr. D's work. So if he says no coffee for O's I will give it a good try. As I write this I can tell a part of me wants to indulge the other doesn't.

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whenever you feel like coffee is calling your name, look into the fish and herb translations for me instead!
how does that sound?


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Question for non coffee drinkers who used to consume:

Would you say your energy levels are higher now or before when you drank? Do you get more things done now or before?


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whenever you feel like coffee is calling your name, look into the fish and herb translations for me instead!
how does that sound?


! But wouldn't I need the energy from coffee to do so

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Seeing this topic made me realize that I DID have a coffee yesterday while on a break at work.  Amazing how I blocked that from memory when logging my food into my diary.   I was very cold and thought it would warm me up - adding the cream would cool it a bit make it easier to drink than a tea...only 15 minute break.  I told myself that organic coffee wasn't 'that' bad for me - oh how we trick ourselves eh?  Well, the up side ... I didn't drink the whole cup as I wasn't enjoying it.

Today is Day 1 of being coffee free again.

Like the cocoa suggestions.  Will pick some up.


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wouldn't I need the energy from coffee to do so


coffee never gave me energy, now that I think back.....
mate does though, without the jittery part which is an asset!


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coffee never gave me energy, now that I think back.....


Actually, I got wonderful energy from it when returning after a period of abstinenece or having only one cup a day. But I am afraid a cup a day is not for me. I want more which only made me more tired. But I did get the initial energy to get going.

I guess the best way to know if I will end up having better energy throughout the day is to test it myself. I will postpone my coffee consumption till November 1st. See what I have to say then.

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try yerba mate instead.......


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it has been almost a month for me w/out coffee and I am doing pretty good suprisingly. I dont miss it like I thought I would and I love Starbucks coffee. Doesnt help either that the coffee pot is right by my desk at work  
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Doesn't help either that the coffee pot is right by my desk at work.

that is precisely it!!
once you rid yourself of a noxious habit, it doesn't matter how close it is located.......
great resolve, congratulations!!

pretty soon the smell will make you noxious!
that s what happened to me.


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Susana, the oposite is truth, café won't give any energy, it is only a feeling that it lookslike
it is merely draining you
since I stopped it , makes soon one year (this month)....not even one cup and all dearles, you won't believe me but I do feel just great....and I was a real café- addicted .....liters, not cups...but liters daily ...... .....only coz I thought that it made me fitter yiikes....not at all; but I'ven't any withdrawals when getting off; that was good .....
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Drinking coffee gives an immediate sense of more energy, but what an illusion.  It's like sitting in the car with the radio on, the heat blower on, the headlights on . . . all draining off the battery.  Later, when you start up the engine, the battery may be low.  If this is a regular habit, eventually the battery will not hold a charge.

Coffee energy is our own stored energy that is pulled from the adrenal system, eventually exhausting the adrenals.  Eventually we get to that point where coffee does not make us feel energized any more, but we just feel more and more drained.

At first, off coffee, I felt so sleepy and tired.  As my adrenals recovered, I find that I don't have the "highs and lows" that I had on coffee, but my energy level is more steady throughout the day, and I sleep better.



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Isa, congratulations! next year we celebrate mine

You and Victoria and what Lola mentioned a few posts before is exactly right. It does not really give energy. Just the illusion which is useful initially but troublesome later.

Today I have made up my mind. I have to say Isa's and Victoria's posts helped. I have done more things than I have ever accomplished. I would have never thought I had so much energy And my mood was superb I did not even need the mate Coffee was calling me all day long though. I just hope I am wise enough to detect temptation in the future.

Thank you for letting me know that I am much better off without coffee  .

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Hey Susana,
I'm right  there with you!!!  Yes, I have fallen off of the wagon a few times, but I feel SO awful that I really have no desire to keep drinking the stuff... if only I had something wonderful to eat in the morning that would be a treat for me... I tried almond butter.. just straight almond butter.. about 2 table spoons.. but it put me straight into a coma.. I even got the  good organic raw stuff.... wonder why? I tried the walnut butter and it  was so expensive and just not so  great... I just need to find some "perky" thing to  make me wake up and run to the kitchen as I did with coffee.. lol.. I think it was the sugar and milk, to be honest.. even the soy milk.. so how many of you  who are/ were addicted to coffee put stuff in it, and how many of you drank / drink it black??  see, I  think I like the sugar and cream in it more than the coffee itself....
sorry  guys.. meat and greens just don't "thrill " me in the mornings yet.. maybe some day!  I just need something creamy... I might go back to some mana bread with ghee..  I think I just like hot and creamy in the morning..   that's a hard one!
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I tried the walnut butter and it  was so expensive and just not so  great.


Did you make your own, or buy it in the store? I like homemade walnut butter. I use raw walnut pieces and a bit of walnut oil to bind it all together. Dee-lish.


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Macadamia butter is great as well. I put it through the Champion juicer with the added 'tool' and it tastes delicious. It would not get me out of bed though.
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I just like hot and creamy in the morning..

how about a hot cup of vegetable cream soup made with your homemade bone broth!!! yummmmmmmmm
that s nice and creamy!
you can make it extra creamy by blending some nut butter into the mix.


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excellent description of what coffee does to your system, Victoria!


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@ Susana ...yep we will do that forr surrre ...ahem what I remarked as well, but didn't wanted to realize coz of being forced to change somethin ....it triggered enormously my
hypoclycemia...it was and since I got off...I feel muchmore balanced and just great....not that nervous nor agressive ....

amazing my stubborness .....
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SheriBerry, I am with you on the coffee for breakfast. I love mine with sugar and milk or soy milk. I still remember once I was not drinking it going to my mother in law's for breakfast and falling in love on how she served it on a pretty cup, poured the warm milk, the sugar, and then, oh my, the stirring. And let's not continue with the spreading of butter on toast....

The thing is, if I have coffee for breakfast I need it for the rest of the day. No way I can do without it then.

I have now found great pleasure on a good amount 100gms spinach (I use frozen for convenience) and 1 egg, done in ghee. And a cup of green tea, without sugar or cream.

Also, I used to enjoy very much grounded flax seeds with a little warm water and a smashed banana. Sometimes I even added some nuts. I made it relatively compact in order to have it with a spoon.

I wonder the idea of green tea and cocoa, and perhaps some ghee. I am afraid of it since chocolate gives me pimples. I wonder if unsweetened cocoa will harm me too. I am not willing to experiment just in case I like it

For a period I really enjoyed warm soy milk with sweetened cococa. I was having other pieces of candy so I do not know what provocked the pimples.

I have trouble dissolving my carob powder on warm soy milk but perhpas it works for you.



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I feel muchmore balanced and just great....not that nervous nor agressive .......


I am not nervous but I have so much enegy I find myself quite agressive. I have to   to prevent the "please drop the wheat & coffee will you "  !

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