I know I’ve told you about my breakfast drink that I have every morning. It’s delicious and filling and I honestly love having that ritual of sitting down to a warm drink before starting my day. However I have recently stopped drinking tea and started drinking coffee. I know, I’ll let you recover for a moment before I continue.
Let me back up and give you a bit of background information. I get headaches. A lot. I don’t mean every once in a while my head will kind of hurt. I mean I get them on an everyday basis and in fact right now? A sharp pain sitting behind my left eye just poking my brain like “does this hurt?” In January I started a bunch of things for my health, I stopped having all the sugar, I also started meal planning and I am eating 95% healthy. My headaches have become less frequent. I know part of the problem is my glasses and my headaches become more pronounced when they are out of alignment with my eyes. All that eye strain. But part of the problem resides in what I am putting into my body.
Back to breakfast. I started really paying attention to the way my body reacted after certain meals. Is my heart beat noticeably sped up after consuming this meal? Do I feel fuzzy and a loss of cognitive control after eating these foods? And I noticed that an hour after breakfast I would get a sharp headache. I changed what was put into the shakes, having protein, not having protein and nothing helped. On a Thursday I told Vahid that I wanted to try a coffee version. He looked at me skeptically but agreed. (I’m surprised he did because that meant I was drinking his expensive, fancy coffee and if I liked it then it would be gone twice as fast.)
Friday morning rolls around and he whips himself up a coffee for me. I didn’t hate it. I don’t love it the way I loved the tea but it’s not the worst thing in the world. But more importantly I didn’t get the headache afterwards. In fact that day I cleaned the entire apartment and washed, folded, and put away the laundry. I was epically full of energy. It’s been coffee every morning since.
I still don’t like coffee. I won’t just brew a cup and drink it. But having one cup in the morning has done wonders for my energy and headaches. I still drink that tea from time to time but I know that when I do I am subjecting myself to the possibility of a headache. I’m still not sure what is causing the reaction but my hunch is the cinnamon oils that are used have something in them that reacts negatively to my person. But I am not breaking out my test tubes to find out. I just won’t have it most days.
So I’ve finally joined everyone else and am now drinking coffee in the morning. This new breakfast drink, coupled with all the changes I am doing for my health have really shown. I’ve lost weight and I am getting stronger but more importantly I am feeling better day-by-day.
What do you do that helps you be your best self? Would you like for me to do a recipe on my new breakfast coffee? Let me know!