No Coffee Update

It’s been one week since I decided to stop drinking coffee and I realized I haven’t mentioned it all in the last few days.

How’s it going? Good.  I haven’t missed it much.  The first couple of days were rough as far as having a headache and feeling tired.  I think I thought about it more over the weekend because I normally wake up and make coffee right away.  During the week I would usually drink the coffee at work.  I did go to Starbucks at lunch yesterday to get an Unsweetened Green Tea with a gift card I had.

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This was my first time trying the tea from Starbucks. I can picture it being very refreshing on a really hot day.

Am I going to continue? Yes, for now I will remain coffee free.

Do I feel any benefits? Not that I can tell yet but I’ll keep you posted.

I think the most difficult time will be fall/winter when all of the different holiday creamers (that I love) are out.  Last year, the Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha were my favorite. 

Maybe knowing that the Pumpkin Spice contains the following ingredients will be a great reminder.

pumpkin spice ingredients

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Breakfast:

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Sweet potato hash made with leftover steak from the other night, 2 eggs and a mix of strawberries, pineapple and banana.

Lunch:

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Ground pork, brussel sprouts, cabbage, green beans, kale, carrots and red peppers. I realize this doesn’t look very good but it tasted great!

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And some of this leftover cucumber salad.

Dinner:

cabbage and meatball bake

I know you’re surprised that we had something with cabbage.  Smile  There weren’t any pieces big enough to make stuffed cabbage, so Dane decided to make something similar.  I loved this combination.

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste

Meatball Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 celery stalk
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

Add sauce and meatballs to baking dish along with cabbage chopped into smaller pieces.  Combine and bake at 350 for 2 hours.

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Workout:

I walked on the treadmill for 50 minutes while watching the 3rd episode of Downton Abbey.  I heard that if you thought the first 2 episodes were just “eh” episode 3 is where is gets good and they were right!

 

 Do you like the flavored coffee creamers?

Have you ever had the iced green tea from Starbucks?

CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE OF YOU WRAPPING UP YOUR APRIL WHOLE30!


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Comments

  1. 1

    OMG on that creamer! I used to love that stuff but this past fall it just tasted too sweet and fake for me. I did however drink many many peppermint mochas and pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks haha!
    Kristen@Change of Pace recently posted..Whole30 Day 29My Profile

  2. 3

    I watched the first episode (not sure I even got through it) of Downtown Abby, so you’re saying stick to it through the third episode? I need something to watch, I’ll try it again!

    • 4

      Yes, give it a shot! I’m excited to watch the 4th episode now. Although when I was looking for a link to provide, I saw a picture of something that happens later on, so I’m kinda bummed about that!
      Kim recently posted..No Coffee UpdateMy Profile

  3. 5

    No creamer for me! I limit my coffee and if I use cream it’s organic 1/2 & 1/2. Kim, I’m curious, I am loving your Whole 30 and food posts! I love your attitude about food and your body! What is the difference between Paleo and Whole 30? Could you reccomend a cookbook or reading for beginners? I don’t know if I could (or would) go all Paleo but I’m interested Thank You!

    • 6

      Libby!!! :) Honestly the only difference is Whole30 is an ultra strict paleo for 30 days. A lot of people that follow the paleo diet make treats with ingredients that are considered paleo but not allowed on Whole30. Like paleo pancakes and paleo muffins. We also use a little bit of honey and pure maple syrup now which was a no-no on Whole30.
      Kim recently posted..No Coffee UpdateMy Profile

  4. 7

    I love sb green tea. The creamers are no big thing anymore. I don’t like how they taste, but I used to love them. Once I cut sugar out those went, and then looking at the ingredients cured me lol.

  5. 8

    May the (coffee-free) force be with you. I am tired just thinking about it. :)

    You always say that your ground meat / veggie bowls don’t look good, but every time I see a pic I want a bite! Hahaha.

  6. 10

    I quit drinking coffee in October 2011, and I’m so glad I did! I wasn’t intending to do it forever, but after a few weeks, I realized I felt a million times better without it. I, too, missed the flavored creamers–until I discovered David’s Tea! The flavors are AMAZING, and I actually enjoy that much more than I ever did the coffee (I’m not affiliated with them in any way–I just love their tea). Maybe to replace the flavored creamers, you could find a flavored tea you really enjoy? Just a thought!
    Katie @ Runs for Cookies recently posted..Motivational Monday #13My Profile

  7. 12

    I’m not much into flavored coffee creamers. Just too sweet for me. When I finally transitioned to black coffee, it made it really easy to order at coffee shops: Medium Americano. (I like it strong!) It’s cheaper, too.

    I don’t have coffee everyday, so I don’t typically have any headaches or withdrawal symptoms. Glad things are going okay for you!
    Carrie @ Season It Already! recently posted..April Foodie Penpal RevealMy Profile

  8. 14

    Well when you list the creamer ingredients like that it just sounds…. not delicious. I only made it through the first 2 episodes of Downton Abbey so I guess I need to give it another try!

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    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says:

    I don’t think I could give up coffee!
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Mini #Whole30My Profile

  10. 17

    Kim that is some serious willpower! I don’t think I could give up coffee (apart from when I’ve been pregnant and suffered morning sickeness).

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